Saturday, January 28, 2017

No More Faking Fine: Ending the Pretending by Esther Fleece

Book Description:  If you’ve ever been given empty clichés during challenging times, you know how painful it can feel to be misunderstood by well-meaning people. Far too often, it seems the response we get to our hurt and disappointment is to suck it up, or pray it away. 
But Scripture reveals a God who meets us where we are, not where we pretend to be.
My Thoughts:  I rarely read a non fiction book but the title of this book, No More faking fine, caught my attention and as I began reading the first chapter I was hooked.
I've never thought of myself as a person who fakes being fine.  I think I'm a rather straight shooter kind of person with straight forward words.  But as Esther Fleece points out we all have moments of lamenting where we need to own up to emotions and the consequences of hurts in our lives.  Sometimes its not the hurts from others but the hurts that we cause other people that we need to give to God.  I love the definition that Esther gives to the word lamenting, "expressing honest emotions to God when life is not going as planned." If we all were honest with God and went to Him with our fears and concerns, our relationships with others would be 
The total premise of what I got from this book is that we all need to quit pretending.  We need to quit faking fine by being honest with God.  
This is one of those books that would be great for a ladies Bible study or Sunday School class.  This is a fantastic read that all should read. 
If you only read one non fiction book this year, I hope it will be this book.  😊  
*This book was provided for review by BookLook*
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (January 10, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310344751
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310344759

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