Book review: stumbling into grace

Stumbling Into GraceConfessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman

By Lisa Harper
Published by Thomas Nelson

my view:
     While riding to Atlanta, I read Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper, one of the speakers I enjoyed at the Women of Faith conference. Her book rings sincere and open as she repeatedly shares about depending on Jesus. Each chapter is followed by a prayer, questions for group discussion or individual pondering, and a journaling prompt.
     Lisa shares a multitude of situations with humor and an engaging style that makes for an enjoyable (and yes, thought provoking) read. Parts are funny. I laughed out loud at one point and then shared that excerpt with my daughters who wondered what was so funny. (Though I did share a few pages, some situations discussed are not for young eyes.)
     The words in this book are at times convicting. I'm looking back at one particular situation in a different way after reading this. Each real life story is followed up by scripture with a similar lesson, and then she ties it all together. She shared several of these stories at the conference, and was just as delightful in person.

from the publisher:

Book Description

Humorous yet poignant stories from Lisa's life help readers relate to spiritual truths found in the life and ministry of Christ.
Stumbling Into Grace is the diary-devotional of one woman's honest, ongoing, bumbling journey of faith and how she finds encouragement through a deeper understanding of Christ's time on earth. Within each chapter she alternates her often humorous memoir with stirring portraits of Jesus and his own encounters as recorded in the New Testament.
Both intimately relevant and refreshingly inspirational, this book will help readers to jettison the theological misconceptions, guilt, shame, and hypocrisy they struggle with, exchanging them for a vibrant, passionate relationship with Christ that results in a more abundant, joyful life.

 Disclaimer: BookSneeze® provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of this review.

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