Friday, August 30, 2013

Hungry, Feed Your Soul

Stephanie Hamilton in her book entitled:" Hungry, Feed Your Soul" does a wonderful work helping the reader to look beyond their own hurt, pain and anguish to find strength for the journey called life. Where some of the phrases indicate to me personally that I somewhat have more control over my life than I really do, this material does challenge one to dig down deep to never settle for less. The word "hell" is used several times and I feel that the material could be written without that particular word being used. However, overall I like the book, especially the pictures that help the reader to follow along with in depth meaning and insight into what the author is trying to convey.
I really enjoyed author Hamilton's description of how our life is like a cloth so interwoven and fascinating. We are indeed wonderful creatures and we shouldn't just skim along the surface of life, rather we need to reflect upon what is happening within our life as well as what is around us and allow life to be enjoyed to the fullness. There is a calling within the material for each person to be accepted as they are and loved unconditionally.  

4 of 5 stars

Thursday, August 22, 2013

After The Affair

Author Arnita L. Fields gives a very insightful and inspirational view in her book; "After the Affair, Emotional Healing God's Way." Author Fields helps guide the reader along various stages one might find themselves dealing with including one's Heart, Spirit, Mind and Body. While some find it quick to forgive, others need a longer time to process the hurt, mistrust and journey to restore that broken relationship. Author Fields explains it is ok to grieve just don't stay there. When one begins to assess their wounds they will find many things they knew were there as well as items that seemingly sprang up out of nowhere. It is at this point that one must decide if they will forgive and move forward within their life. Next the process of renewing the mind must begin. This will not be an easy part of the journey but one that I feel is vitally important for one to truly move forward and find a release within their mind. When one's mind is clouded with unforgiveness, it will affect everything and everyone around them. For one to reclaim the intimacy of the body after an affair there must be forgiveness within the Heart, Spirit and Mind. There will be great difficulty in allowing the body to be close again to that individual unless true forgiveness has occurred.
Author Fields gives great insight, wisdom and practical advice in her book; "After the Affair, Emotional Healing God's Way." She also lists study questions at the end of each chapter to allow the reader the opportunity to dig in deeper for more profound truth and insight. This is a book that is designed for the reader to work at their own pace, while yet allowing the Holy Spirit to bring help and healing within their life.