Sunday, October 7, 2018

Hope Your Heart Needs {A Book Review}

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I love Holley Gerth.

Each morning as I start my day I am greeted by a series of wall decor from an old Holley Gerth collection from Dayspring. Many mornings my coffee is served in a mug from that same collection. Words reminding me that I am perfectly loved, as imperfect as I am.

Something in the way Holley writes speaks to me on a very personal level. Like she'd written these words just for me. And so I look forward to every new book she puts out.

Today, I'm excited to share one of those with you, ' Hope Your Heart Needs: 52 Encouraging Reminders of How God Cares for You':

Understanding more of God's character and how he loves us changed bestselling author Holley Gerth's life in beautiful, powerful ways. She realized that she didn't have to settle for "I'm fine" when there was someone whispering to her in every moment, "You're mine." The hope, joy, peace, and purpose she longed for were already there, in the heart of God.
Now in 52 devotional readings, Holley shares with women the answer to the restlessness they feel in their hearts that keeps them hurrying, striving, pushing. She shows them that "the God who scattered stars like diamonds across the velvet of the universe, the keeper of every sparrow, the maker of us all, is inviting us to draw closer to him. He is the place where our hearts can go on the hard days and the happy ones, in the highs and lows, when we are sad or frustrated or downright giddy. He is what we've been searching for all along."

As I said, I've been a fan of Holley Gerth for a very long time. It's hard not to, to be honest. She writes in a way that really touches people on a personal level. She doesn't pretend to be perfect, or to preach at us, but instead reading her writing often feels as though we are reading a message from a friend. This devotional is no exception. Each one is very short, but truly gives us just a little bit of hope to help us get through each day. They're quick to read, but really give us a lot of food for thought.

One of the things that I really love about this devotional- as I've loved about several of her others- is the size. As my daughter said, it's like a kid sized book--- quite compact, just a little bit larger than the size of my hand. Why does that matter? For me, I love that I can toss it into my bag and have it with me whenever I might need it. Waiting at the doctor's office for test results? It's there. Killing time in the carpool line at school. There. Even just enjoying a quick cup of coffee at Starbucks. It's not just the hope that our heart needs... it's where and when our heart needs it too.

Ready to pick up a copy for yourself or a friend who could use some encouraging words? ' Hope Your Heart Needs: 52 Encouraging Reminders of How God Cares for You' is available now at your favorite Christian book retailers.


  1. Today my heart could use some hope. Been a tough week. Thanks for the review.


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