Title: Heart Wide Open – Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus
Author: Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Review: Heart Wide Open – Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus was a remarkable book that spoke a language that I fully understood. Its appeal was largely due to the fact that the author quite honestly discussed how the Christian life can shift as we ourselves change.
Tomlinson’s accounts of how her own once vibrant faith dulled due to time, life, responsibilities, and choices were so easy to relate to and grasp. I liked how she discussed the common “just enough” faith. I loved how she presented what going through the motions of a faith walk looks like. I also appreciated how she spoke about having the courage to pursue God.
More than a book of humorous anecdotes, Heart Wide Open is a Scripture-rich book of testimony. It was encouraging, inspiring, and motivational. At the end of the day, it is a book that magnifies the LORD and proclaims Jesus.
Bookshelf Worthy: Yes
Book Club Selection: Yes (scheduled for Table Talk Tuesdays, September 2014)
Extras: Bible Study and Discussion Guide, Chapter Prayers
Take a Look Inside: Heart Wide Open – Trading Mundane Faith for an Exuberant Life with Jesus
Disclosure: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group via their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The words I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”