Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Book review: A Deeper Kind of Calm

I've been a big fan of Linda Dillow and her writing since I first attended a Intimate Issues conference back a number of years ago. So when I saw A Deeper Kind of Calm on the NavPress site, I knew I wanted to review it.  Here's the book's description, from its website:
Through the Psalms, women can learn how to positively handle the disappointments of life, discern the comforting truth found in God’s Word, and be encouraged to deal with the waves of trials, depression, and discouragement. Includes a 4-week Bible study.
This book should definitely have a place on every Christian woman's bookshelf, since all of us deal with challenges in life and need a reminder of God's presence and purpose in those tough times. A Deeper Kind of Calm is a simple, short, book, but there is so much encouragement and so many reminders of God's truth in it.   There are only five chapters- one discussing the "valley of weeping", followed by four chapters, each one discussing a different Psalm (77, 46, 63 and 84) and the message that psalm has for women who are hurting. Through these four psalms, A Deeper Kind of Calm encourages women to remember what God has done, hide in His presence, cling to Him, and praise Him for all we cannot see.

There is also a four-week Bible Study at the back of the book, which is really handy if you'd like to use this book for a group study and discussion.  Whether you're looking for a book for a group Bible study, or just need some encouragement for your life, I highly recommend picking up this little book.

Disclosure: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions 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.”