Book Review: “Come Empty” By Saundra Dalton-SmithMarch 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
Tags: Book Review, Non-Fiction
From the Back Cover: 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?.
If we are carrying something in our hand then we have to let that item go if we expect to pick up and carry something else. Ms. Dalton-Smith has given us a devotional that is designed to put down the hurt and pick up God’s healing for that hurt. Ms. Dalton-Smith has grouped her devotional into eight sections: Relationship With God, Relationship With Others, Negative Emotions, Identity, Change, Illness, Emotions, and Gratitude. We all get hurt in one of those categories this devotional is designed to help us allow God to heal our wounds. At the end of each chapter there are Going Deeper Questions and then a Simple Prayer. I believe this book is a resource that will be used over and over again. I also think it is a great gift to give to friends and family who might be hurting as well. I recommend this book highly.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group for this review. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”