Monday, July 6, 2015

30-Day Detox For Your Soul

Author: Jo Naughton
Publisher: Whitaker House
May 2015
ISBN:    978-1629113418
Genre: Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

Hurt, disappointed, messed up, and dried out, that's how many of us feel in life as we carry on the best we can. 30-Day Detox for Your Soul is more than a devotional, it is a spiritual "deep clean" or "health spa" that gently but effectively uncovers the issues of the heart (both old and new) that negatively affect the way we live and act, allowing God to heal us and set us free, spiritually and emotionally. Writing from her own experiences with heart-piercing honesty, author Jo Naughton provides an easy-to-follow daily journey that will ignite a new fire in our relationship with God, leading to renewed purpose and the fulfillment of our true destiny in life.

30-DAY DETOX FOR YOUR SOUL is a thirty-day Christian Living book that can be used as a devotional. It starts with a short verse, shares a short personal story, then has kind of a mini-sermonette on the topic, an application for you to apply to your life, followed by a prayer, and a tweet to share.

I like to read devotionals, I usually read them in the morning, then at random times during the day when I need a moment or two with God. This one is not really devotional in tone though it is set up in that style, it is more “teaching/preaching” in style, you could almost hear the words coming from the pulpit as you read the words. Thus, it is much drier and meater than a regular devotional. I liked that the verses are included, as well as the author’s thoughts about them.

I was a bit bothered, in one of the chapters, the author said, “I was preaching, I was the important one.” That disturbed me greatly, as the preacher is just the messenger, it’s all about Him. That was an opportunity for humility, and God did teach the author that needed lesson. 

If you want a meatier devotional than most, then 30-DAY DETOX FOR YOUR SOUL is a good one. Lots of thoughts to ponder, and some really cleanse you from the inside out.

4 stars. 175 pages. Available in ebook and paperback.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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