Book Review of Follow the Cloud: Hearing God’s Voice One Next Step at a Time by John Stickl

9781601429254Follow the Cloud: Hearing God’s Voice One Next Step at a Time by John Stickl is schedule to be released on August 1st 2017 by Multnomah Books. There is a big difference between being set free and living free. How do I know what to do with my life? How do I hear God’s voice? Maybe the answer is easier than we think. When God led the Israelites from Egypt to the Promised Land he gave them a cloud to follow. He led them in an intimately personal, ever-present way one next step at a time. He led them without revealing the whole picture, because he longed for them to follow by faith. In Follow the Cloud, Pastor John Stickl uses this image to ask, -What if we stopped letting obligation drive us and instead let grace lead us? What if instead of focusing on our faithfulness toward God, we focus on God’s aithfulness toward us?  The cloud of God’s presence is moving in your life right now. Maybe God is inviting you to follow Him to a new career or relationship. Maybe He is inviting you to extend forgiveness, share your story, or give up your addiction. Whatever your next step is, God is leading you to discover who you are, who He is, and what you were created to do. He is inviting you to a life of freedom. Inviting you home. One step at a time. Continue reading

Book Review of Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice

32988108Almost There: Searching for Home in a Life on the Move by Bekah DiFelice is scheduled to be released on July 18th, 2017 by NavPress Publishing Group. Home, by definition, is where you feel comfortable, where you are established, where relationships are worn in and familiar. It is where you are known, a place to belong. It is a universal longing, but an elusive destination. Why does life often move us far from this secure, primal comfort? We transfer to different locations or simply live unsettled in our own hometown. We rebuild, make new friends, find new jobs, and forge new ties. Our blanket of security becomes a whole host of unknowns. Underneath it all, sure as the evening taps, there is a homesickness for belonging. What if this homesickness is not just a series of challenges to be overcome, but a vehicle for God to draw us to Himself? What if God is orchestrating our circumstances to bring us into the knowledge of who He is? What if all along He is inviting us home? Continue reading

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing Almost Nothing by Jennifer Byrne

cover111439-medium.pngThe Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life: 100+ Ways to Hack Your Look, Love, and Work By Doing Almost Nothing by Jennifer Byrne is scheduled to be released September 5th, 2017 by Adams Media. This collection of humorous life hacks features 100 easy, low-commitment solutions to the everyday problems of the twenty-something woman. Do you have a lot to do but can’t seem to bring yourself to do it? The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Life can teach you how to get things done with as little effort as possible. Learn to simplify your beauty routine, keep up with your friendships, hack the dating game, and get by in the corporate world with these easy, low-commitment suggestions. Continue reading