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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, February 18, 2016

It's Not What You Think by Jefferson Bethke

My Thoughts:

   It's Not What You Think is an engaging, easy to read book that delves deeply into the Bible and applies it to life today. The author, Jefferson Bethke, illustrates biblical truths through his life experiences (and sometimes movies!) which makes for an interesting and thought provoking read. Take a peek at the topics:

1. Your Story's Not What You Think:
    Love Defined You Before Anything Else Did
2. The Temple's Not What you Think:
     It's God Pitching His Tent in Your Backyard
3. People Are Not Who You Think:
    They're Neighbors to Love, Not Commodities to Use
4. You're Not Who You Think:
     You're a Person From the Future
5. The Sabbath's Not What You Think:
     You Rest as You Play
6. Worship's No What You Think:
     You Become What You Behold
7. The Kingdom's Not Where You Think:
     It's Not in the Sky; It's Here Now
8.  Brokenness is Not What You Think
     You Must Embrace Your Scars
9.  The Table's Not What You Think
      It's Not Just a Meal; It's a Sacred Space

   I particularly enjoyed reading about the Sabbath (Chapter 5) and learning about the celebration of Shabbat. Relationships, food, deep conversations and intimacy. How lovely! Chapter 8 really touched my heart. It discussed brokenness and how we all carry regrets, shame, and guilt. These wounds eventually become scars that have been healed by God. Our scars tell a story that can often help others. Beautiful.

It's Not What You Think can be read in a weekend but the knowledge will stay with you longer after that. Highly recommend!

*I was given this book by Booklook Bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*

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