5.18.2013

Prayers For A Woman's Soul by Julie Gillies (Book Review and More)



Back in February I was blessed to win a Giveaway over at Jen's Blog (Finding Heaven and home of the Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood). The reason I am writing this little Review right now is to share with you the reasons why you really must have this little gift yourself!


Prayers for a Woman's Soul by Julie Gillies is to me, to your prayer life- sort of like what a phone booth is to Clark Kent. I know, subtle, right? But that's what comes to mind when I think about the beautiful, powerful well written daily gems in this book.

The book is broken down into 52 weeks or readings. Ideally I imagine you could meditate for one week on the message that you read, but I like to read them daily. Starting off with a short topical message which speaks well to my own life, Julie shares tips, experiences that I can relate to, and profound truths learned in a few words of her own. She then offers up a Daily Prayer which I have found to be full of hope, and articulated clearly to build my faith and direct my heart heavenward but with a very practical plea. The prayers really bless, strengthen, encourage and reinforce the message. The sweetest part of this whole mix is the last portion called God's Word for Me. These are scriptures written in the first person and are wonderful prayers and affirmations of God's Holy Word which is living and active. I love re-reading, praying, affirming and meditating upon the scriptures choices Julie has appointed.
I think there are a number of ways you could incorporate this book into your reading, quiet times and spiritual life and all of them would be beneficial.

Here are some of the message titles: My Ability To Hear God, God's Timing For My Life, My Focus, My Comparison Issues, My Past, My Willingness To Forgive, My Distractions, My Desire To Be Noticed, My Disqualified Feelings, My Mouth, .

A couple of of my very favorite readings were found in "My Identity" and "My Walk With God.
Two quotes from these portions that I thought were worth sharing:

"The only way to protect ourselves from spiritual identity theft is to study, absorb, accept and believe what Scripture says about us and then refute the lies of the enemy with that truth.We must allow God's word, which is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, to completely and utterly transform us to our very core. This goes beyond equipping ourselves with mere information. I'm talking about a deeply personal knowing that only transpires when we spend regular time with the Lord, in worship, prayer and His word."

and 
"It's up to us to cultivate the yearning to be women who walk in habitual fellowship with God."

I love this little book so much that for the past month or so, I have been starting my mornings with it. I also carry it in my purse, since it is the perfect size for doing so. Plus, I confess, I love the cover. It speaks spa to my soul and those of you who know me, know I love smooth stones and rocks of all sorts.

I promise this book will bless you and encourage you so much you will not want to part with it.
Instead you will want to share it by telling your best girlfriends the following words: It's available for sale on Amazon and at all fine Booksellers everywhere! Or you could just buy it for them!

You can view it HERE on Google Preview.

Visit Julie's Blog

Enjoy this clip of Julie sharing 6 Ways To Feel Closer To God via You Tube! 






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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a must read! Thank you Dawn, for sharing!

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  2. I will have to look for this book.Thank you for sharing it with us. It sounds like the book I always wanted to write, but God's still working on me...and teaching me through the writings of my friends here in blogland and His Word. So thankful for faithful writers of God's truths for our daily living.

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  3. I'm thinking I'm going to end my night revisiting this book. I love it.

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  4. nICE REVIEW. I RECEIVED MY JOURNAL, THANK YOU.

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  5. There is so much to learn about total surrender and complete reliance. My post today says it all about how I am NOT there!
    http://samaranavi.blogspot.ca/2013/05/house-selling.html

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