I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Renewed: A 40-Day Devotional for Healing... by Leigh Powers
on November 28, 2017
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RENEWED is a devotional providing healing for those in ministry who have been hurt in the church.
Ministry is a privilege, but it can also be a painful experience. Unrealistic expectations, church conflict, forced resignations, and our own struggles with burnout, loneliness, and insecurity can make church feel more like a place of wounding than a place of healing. How can wounded leaders find the courage to reject bitterness and keep loving the church?
RENEWED is a forty-day devotional for women in ministry, ministry wives, and lay leaders who have been wounded by their congregations. You are not alone. God sees your pain. He knows your hurts. And he is waiting to bind up your broken heart. This forty-day journey into the healing love of Jesus will help you find the courage to stop hiding and start loving the church again.
When I was growing up, the Reverend & First Lady were the examples of the Perfect family to everyone in the church. It wasn’t until I witnessed the First Lady arguing with the Reverend that I realized that they were normal just like everyone else. I don’t recall what the argument was about but the one that stuck out to me was – how fast she was able to put on a happy face in front of the congregation.
In my opinion, this devotional is for everyone. Author Leigh Powers gives readers the real deal with it comes to what she has been through. That’s probably why that memory came to mind while I was reading this book. I’m sure this book could have helped my former First Lady during that time.
The first devotional deals with being angry with GOD. How many of us can actually admit to ever being angry with GOD? The 40-day devotional also deals with topics such as forgiveness, betrayal, remaining silent, trusting in GOD, and much more. Each lesson (devotional) has a section for reflection, prayer for the Day & further contemplation.
I highly recommend this title!
Reviewed by: Orsayor