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Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus Paperback – October 15, 2012
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About the Author
Mary DeMuth is the author of several southern novels, including A Slow Burn, Life in Defiance, and the Christy award finalists, Watching the Tree Limbs and Daisy Chain. She’s also written four parenting books and a memoir, Thin Places. She’s passionate about the written word, teaching, and mentoring writers. Mary lives in Texas with her husband, Patrick, and their three children.
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I’ve found anything written by Mary DeMuth will be intriguing and challenge my thinking. I was also intrigued by the concept of Jesus being my everything.
This book was about
Mary DeMuth uses experiences from her life to develop the concept of what it means for Jesus to become our ‘everything.‘ Most of us understand Jesus should be our everything and we even say it out loud, “Jesus is my everything.’ But, the reality of what we have to surrender for this to become truth in our life is overwhelming.
Mary follows three truths to help us discover how we all Jesus to become our Everything. 1. Our head contains what we think about God. What we think about God matters. 2. Our heart is where we allow Jesus to reign in our lives. The heart is the place Jesus wants to revolutionize, where He can become our “Everything.’ 3. Our hands are the evidence of our obedience. Through our hands we live out Jesus’ internal transformation.
Things I liked about this book
Mary’s writing is full of encouraging descriptions of God’s love and transformation. She clearly proclaims God’s truth in a way that convicts you in love and encourages you to seek Jesus in a deeper and more intimate relationship.
Why you should read this book
If you are thirsty for more of Jesus, this is the book for you. It will provide practical steps for you to walk into more and more of God’s glory.
This book lived up to the back cover copy
What we think about God matters becomes an important thesis of the book. It is a critical concept for us to remember moment by moment in our day. Mary provides a refreshing look at how we think about God and where we can surrender our thinking to
tighten our thinking.
If you want a deeper relationship with Christ, "Everything" brings it together. If you want to be everything God created you to be, "Everything" inspires. Don't come at this book without a highlighter and a pencil. It's pointless to read this book without an open mind and a willing and bendable heart. "Everything" will change your heart and allow Christ to transform your life.
I was completely amazed at how Mary pinpointed my needs. I was in awe at how she honed in on the problems that affected me. I'll let you in on a little secret. She is as human as you and me. She struggles. She wins sometimes and she loses sometimes, but her determination and perseverance in Christ remain strong. This is what she teaches. Jesus can be your EVERYTHING through the bad times and the good. He never forsakes you even when you feel all alone. He wants to be your everything. His desire is to walk by your side every step of your journey.
In addition to this review, I plan on blogging about my journey through "Everything" the book toward a place where I can truly say, "Jesus is my Everything." Even though this journey will not end until my life on Earth is done, I will be able to say with confidence that Jesus truly gives my life meaning and He is my everything.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received an electronic copy free from Thomas Nelson as part of the Everything Launch Team. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Mary DeMuth is not going to beat about the bush. She gets straight to the point. No empty promises. You won't read, "Follow Jesus and you're life will be perfect." That's not in this book.
But if you are ready to find out what role Jesus wants. If you're ready to find out what it will take. Then you need to buy "Everything."
Finally, someone is questioning some of the platitudes we hand each other. The things we say in an effort to lesson someone's pain.
God does give us more than we can handle. DeMuth, says. Taking a verse out of context never helps anyone. And yet, others continue to do it. And wince if you don't follow suit.
Written with transparency and plenty of courage, this book will honestly show you what is missing if you are not experiencing peace in your life.
Breaking the book down into three sections. Our heads - how we think. Our hearts - how we feel. Our hands - how we live. We learn what areas we need to work on. Where we need to focus.
I'm sure this is a book you will read, mark up and then recommend.
I've been a living a Christian life for many years, but nothing has quite challenged me spiritually and personally as much as this book. I've done a variety of bible studies, devotionals and have read a number of books, all with the desire to develop to become more like Christ.
This book was different.
I think Mary's writing style is direct, but not pushy. She asks all the RIGHT questions, without judgement or condemnation. In fact, she allows the reader to walk with her and see her issues which almost gives the reader the courage to look at his/her own.
She takes us through 3 parts of Jesus- what we think of him, our feelings/emotions regarding Jesus, and what do we do (or not do) as Jesus-followers?
This book completely challenged me in all areas of my life. I questioned myself and had to get to the Big question- Is Jesus EVERYTHING to me? Does it show in my behavior, thoughts and actions?
Loved this book and think about the challenge everyday- to give EVERYTHING to Him.
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