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Thursday, September 01, 2011

A Confident Heart Give Away!

Have you ever read a book that changed you? A Confident Heart by Renee Swope is that book. Reading A Confident Heart and applying the truths has not only changed my heart, it has changed my life.

Renee candidly shares her story and own struggle with self-doubt and depression. Renee relates to readers as the girlfriend who understands. She will cry with you, laugh with you and tell how much you need God's truth! If  you have ever doubted God’s call on your life or lived in constant frustration, this book is for you too.

By using the scripture based prayers at the end of each chapter of A Confident Heart, you can replace self-doubt with God-fidence. You can lose the fear of failure by learning to fail forward. Failing forward has shown me how I can live freely as the me God created.

I am reading the book right now for the third time, tagging and highlighting each verse Renee uses. I pray each verse out loud over myself before I start my day.

Changes I’ve noticed in my own thinking include: accepting God’s forgiveness without meditating on my failures, seeing failure as a chance to grow and mature instead of as disappointing God and others, viewing myself as a worthy work-in-progress and utilizing grace and gratitude as the primary language of my heart, mouth and mind just to name a few.

Today I leave you with this prayer from chapter 2:
I want to know and rely on the love You have for me, Jesus, and live in that love. You say that whoever lives in love lives in You, and You in him. In this way, love is made complete in me, so that I can have confidence today and forever... I trust that because Your love is perfect, I don't have to be. Amen

If you’d like to jump on the Confident Heart bandwagon, leave a comment telling me why you want to read A Confident Heart and I’ll choose one random commenter to win a free autographed by Renee copy. Winner announced here on Friday, September 9. You can also go to Renee's website to register for the 7 Day Doubt Diet and other free Confident Heart related resources. You can order your own copy of the book here.

Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Super thanks to Revell for providing me with a free copy of A Confident Heart which I am giving away to one of you!


Holly said...

I've been following your blog for a while.. I love your encouraging words!

I've been looking through shelves at bookstores trying to find the "right" book to read at this stage of my life... I may have just found it! Sounds wonderful. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Because I need more confidence and I have alot of self doubt. Plus I would like one of my daughters to read it..




Sounds great, Lisa.


Kathy@ Gone North said...

Oh, I wish I was reading it right now..
I'm @ a time I need some confidence
Thanks for sharing this.....
Have a good holiday weekend!!

Keena said...

I love to read and reading something that would actually help in my relationship with Christ would be so rewarding. I am struggling with doubt right now and this sounds like it might help.

nightowl said...

I'd love to read this and share the book with my daughters.
It sounds like it would be very helpful.

winit6 at hotmail dot com

Kari said...
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Kari said...

I'd love a copy of this book because the road to a "CONFIDENT HEART" is not always an easy one!

Melody said...

Because it's my birthday? No, really, I would love to read this book because I struggle in this area of a lack of confidence. I almost bought her book at SS but bought Andy Stanley's book on communication but don't tell her that. So great to see you back at blogging!

KBRUICK said...

I just read your blog about A Confident Heart, and I am so glad I did! I have a dear friend (more like a sister, really!) who struggles with both of the demons that you talked about- depression and self doubt- on a daily basis. I can't wait to go out and buy this book for her to read! And probably one for myself as well! Thank you for your encouraging words, and for sharing your struggles with all of us!
I hope you have a blessed day!!