Friday, February 26, 2016

Come Empty, a Devotional by Saundra Dalton-Smith {A Book Review}

Come Empty wasn't what I expected, and that in and of itself speaks VERY  highly of Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith's authentic writing style! My reason for getting a copy of Come Empty was to read it and determine if it would be a good book for me to recommend to friends and women I mentor. So, it came as a bit of a surprise when to find I was drinking in the first few chapters for myself, fully relating to Dalton-Smith's description of her life because I had been there. And, I needed her insight, reminders, and encouragement to recognize the need for me to continue to let go of self and daily turn to my Savior. Dalton-Smith writes in such a sweet and welcoming way--I truly believe any woman will be able to connect with this devotional and deepen her personal relationship with Christ.

The devotional is broken into sections, which allows the reader to begin with the area she feels she needs to turn over to God and allow him to fill that emptiness. Each day has three sections; 'Your Heart's Cry', 'His Reply', and 'Going Deeper Questions'. Dalton-Smith doesn't just put her spin on things, but encourages the reader with Scripture, too. The verses are sources of truth, hope, and encouragement. In addition to the verses, Dalton-Smith gives the reader a passage of Scripture to look up and read prior to completing the 'Going Deeper Questions'. The content of each day is very rich, yet it isn't overwhelming. Whether you are hurting, discouraged, in a drought with your walk with Christ, or seeking to experience a heart-stirred relationship with our Savior, you will find that Come Empty is a terrific resource.

*I received a complimentary copy per my honest review.*

Book info
About the book: 

Come Empty: Pour Out Life's Hurts and Receive God's Healing Love (SonRise Devotionals, March 2015)

When a water vessel is filled with dirt and stones, it cannot be used to quench a thirst.

But, when this vessel is emptied, there is an opportunity to fill it until it overflows with fresh, cool, life-giving water. Water that quenches. Refreshes. Soothes.

Our souls are the same: filled with fear, doubt, and disappointment. Running over with unanswered prayers and lingering questions. When we empty the mess of our lives in the presence of God, we're offered an invitation to come. An invitation that allows us to come empty --- so that we can be filled until we overflow.

Come Empty: Pour Out Life's Hurts and Receive God's Healing Love guides you through fifty days of experiencing the fullness of God's love and His ability to overcome life's hurts. Each day, you will receive assurance of God's presence in your difficult situations. Each devotion gives new vision and perspective when you're hindered by emotional blind spots, and leads you to experience God's peace and wholeness. When His invitation is accepted, He will set your captive mind and heart free to live fully by His grace. The question is not if you will get an invitation. The question is, will you come? 

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About the author:

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is a Board Certified internal medicine physician. She shares with audiences nationwide on the topics of eliminating limiting emotions, finding grace in difficult places, and experiencing personal renewal by drawing near to God. Dr. Dalton-Smith is a national and international media resource on the mind, body, spirit connection and has been featured in Women's Day, Redbook, and First For Women magazine. She is the founder of I Choose My Best Life. Her other books include award-winning Set Free to Live Free: Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves.

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