As in her broadcasts, Joni's style is inviting, personal, and passionate as she draws upon her own experiences as wife, mother, and committed follower of Jesus. She also weaves in compelling stories from the Bible and fascination people she has interviewed whose lives have taken unexpected, remarkable turns as they let God take the lead. Surrender is filled with riveting personal stories that show the power, peace, purpose and rippling effect of surrendering to God one's marriage, family, friends, finances, health, career, and daily life. Joni also gives readers practical help and handles on how to surrender to God every day with simple steps and even some memorable ABC's.
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In my opinion, the part on surrendering to God is very useful. This is great advice, and works for me too. But if you want to better understand this concept, and why it really works, you might be better off reading "Esther Hicks " or "Byron Katie". They have a similar approach, but without the religious concepts.
The rest of the book, talks about a religious God, who favours those who do a certain thing, but burns those who dont. This is not the God I like to think about. It also talks about sin, which I dont believe in. And the story of Jesus Christ in my opinion is misunderstood in this book.
No doubt this is the story of a woman who had a spiritual experience, and who no doubt had an experience of God. But her interpretation trough her religious back ground, is not for me
She talks about forgiveness, and how forgiveness saved her and all the people in her stories. I believe forgiveness is trully a saviour, but if You want to understand why forgiveness works in a more spiritual universal approach without the religious ideas, you might better read a book by Gary Renard, or study A Course in Miracles
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
I first heard this title when buying it on ITunes. When I had to buy a new computer this title was gone. I knew I had to buy it again: When I am sad or alone I put it on. This is a book you never get tired of. Why? It is based on The Bible, The everlasting truth. I am not a Pentecostalist like the author so we do not agree on the Trinity doctrine;,However, I think this book might be a uniting bridge between different Churches. Unlike other self-help books this book guarantee trials for all which is so true and refreshing. Put this on when things are too much.,It is better than any therapy session when it comes to daily struggles. It can not replace therapy for diagnoss.
All the people we are introduced to like Frida and Douglas.
I always cry my eyes out the last 30 minutes.
I am under 30 and I love this book. It has no age limit:
Inspiring. Encouraging. Anointed.
When she meets Marcus.
When she realized she must surrender her life to truly know Christ.
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