Tuesday, August 15

A Woman Overwhelmed by Hayley DiMarco

Book description:

"A Woman Overwhelmed" is a phrase with which many women can relate. But what would happen if we could see the insanity in our pace and embrace our overwhelming God?

There is a reason they say that a woman’s work is never done— because it isn’t! As women, we often are overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life, resulting in stress, fear, worry, impatience, fatigue, frustration, and even depression. The truth is that we were created to be overwhelmed . . . not by life but by God! When we learn to be overwhelmed by God, the fruit in our lives goes from rotten to fragrant—filling our days with peace, hope, love, and joy.

In A Woman Overwhelmed, best-selling author Hayley DiMarco shares biblical insights and personal stories to offer a glimpse at the comedy of an overwhelmed life while encouraging us to discover the depths and heights of God’s love and power.

Be empowered to find freedom in becoming overwhelmed with who God is—by learning to focus on what we know about God so that we can hold onto faith even when it seems that all is lost. For it is when an overwhelmed woman gives up the mission of me and exchanges it for the mission of God that being overwhelmed becomes a good thing.

Choose to bask in the abundance of the Father instead of the abundance of life as his unfathomable depths can surely replace our fathomable messes.

My thoughts:

I was curious about this book when I heard about it, as we can all relate to being overwhelmed at one time or another. The title is very appropriate as we can all get lost in the messes of life.

The author recounts numerous humorous stories that were easy to relate to, and some truths that really hit home with me as well.  I actually found the format of the book a bit overwhelming when reading it from cover to cover.  It is most likely designed and better suited to read a chapter a day, and then take time to reflect on the questions at the end of each chapter.

I really wanted to love this book, but maybe it's my age or the season of my life right now.  I think that younger readers would get a lot more out of this book than I did.  There are definitely tidbits to be gleaned, and I am grateful for the opportunity to read and review this title.

Disclosure: Ebook received through Net Galley courtesy of Abingdon Press in exchange for my honest review.

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