So, I read this great book. And I've decided that every time I read a great book, I want to tell you about it here. Well, I had planned to start with (UN)QUALIFIED by Steven Furtick. I was going to share some of my favorite quotes and tell you why I thought it was worth reading; and then I opened my kindle and all of the quotes I highlighted were gone. All of them. I don't understand why, and as I type this, I'm quite disappointed about it, actually. Nevertheless, I won't let that stop me from telling you about this great (yeah, I know, I keep using that word - deal) book.
I'll admit that this is a bit of a bias "review." (Though, aren't they all?) I am a huge Steven Furtick fan - which sounds bad, because it's like I'm glorifying the man as opposed to the message he preaches and the gospel he lives, but I don't mean to idolize him - I just enjoy his delivery immensely. I've had this book in my collection for a while, but I hadn't gotten around to reading it until recently. Due to life circumstances, it felt like a smart choice. Now that I'm finished, I can say that I was right. It was a smart choice.
As soon as I was finished reading it, I was ready to start from the beginning and read it all over again. (Now that I know all my highlights are gone, there is definitely a re-read in my future; though, perhaps I'll buy the paperback for my next read.) Furtick has a very down to earth, relatable voice, and I found the pages were full of thought provoking and challenging, as well as encouraging, ideas and truths. It reminded me that I am who I am right now on purpose; and as unqualified as I think I might be, the me that I am in my present circumstances has a purpose to fulfill - a purpose I've been made qualified to accomplish. You have to be careful who you allow to qualify you! Honestly, there was too much good stuff in here to write about in a short post. You'll just have the check it out and be encouraged yourself!
If you've read this book, leave me a comment on this post and tell me what you thought of it/what you took from it/what your favorite quote was. I'm currently reading #Struggles by Craig Groeschel. Look for my next "she reads books" post soon-ish.