Wednesday

Desires of My Heart eBook Review

I was recently asked by Heather Bixler to review her new devotional eBook entitled, Desires of My Heart. It is based on Psalm 37:4 which says, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.”

In this heartfelt devotional, Heather challenges her readers with the question, "Do we really know what it means to delight in the Lord?" By sharing her personal struggles, she explores this topic by first addressing issues like pride and control. Heather challenges her readers with this thought, "With our pride comes control. When we are consumed with our need to protect our sin through pride, we also work to maintain control of our life."

The fact that Heather writes based on what she has learned from her own struggles gives her an angle of compassion and love rather than condemnation. Her openness is refreshing and encouraging.

I definitely took some notes as I read through this short devotional. I want to remember truths such as, "God is good all the time and He will use our brokenness to bring truth and glory into the lives of those who don't know Him." "Until we recognize the desires that compete with God in our life, we will never be able to move forward in living a life delighting in Him."  And, "If we are still living a life that isn't full of the Holy Spirit, then we aren't delighting ourself in the Lord."

I think you'll be encouraged by what you read in this devotional. You can purchase it in PDF format or for your Kindle or nook. And...in celebration of it's new arrival, it is on sale through September for .99 (regularly $2.99).

Heather truly has a desire to bless and encourage other women in a very practical way. As a result of that desire, she not only writes devotionals, but also began www.CSAHM.com, a website geared towards encouraging Christian Stay at Home Moms. 

I'm thankful I had the opportunity to review this devotional. The Lord definitely used it in my life. Heather has the gift of encouragment and she is using it for the Lord's glory!

Heather would also love to give FIVE readers a chance to win a copy of her new devotional. Please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry to increase your chances of winning. To enter:
  1. Check out Heather's devotional here and let me know if you did
  2. Tweet about this giveaway
  3. Blog about this giveaway before it ends and leave me the direct URL to your post
  4. Follow Purposeful Homemaking
Giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, September 22, 2011.

**Disclosure: I do have an affiliate and sponsorship link for this eBook. I was given a copy to keep for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are my own. (Heather is in the process of getting her book edited so it will be slightly updated shortly.)

24 comments:

Kristina said...

Wow looks like a book I need to read. I am a newbie to fully trusting the Lord and what he can do. I need all the help I can get. :)

Kristina said...

I follow you! :)

Shannon Alexander said...

I checked out here devotional, It is even on sale right now!
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Shannon Alexander said...

gfc follower
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Tara said...

Follow Purposeful Homemaking
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Susy the Lamb said...

checked it out. txs!!
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Susy the Lamb said...

tweeted:http://twitter.com/#!/Twinsmama12/status/115554412948234240

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follow you!
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latanya said...

I checked out her devotional

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latanya said...

I follow you

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latanya said...

http://twitter.com/#!/sweetums82/status/115868986717126656

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Tannis said...

checked out the devo, looks like a good book
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Tannis said...

I follow your blog
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Madonna said...

I found your blog through Heather's devotional. I googled how to Delight in the Lord and her page came up and I followed her's to yours. I would love to win this ebook

Madonna said...

following your blog in GFC

Becky @ purposefulhomemaking.com said...

Madonna, Glad you found my blog! I hope it's helpful. :)

Amanda said...

I checked out her devotional. It looks like it is full of encouragement, which I could really use right now.

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Amanda said...

I follow Purposeful Homemaking on GFC.

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Amanda said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/#!/frugalmomto4/status/116993462506758144

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Leigh said...

I checked out the devo. I'd really like to read her book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Leigh said...

I now follow you via GFC as Leigh
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Leigh said...

I follow via GFC (as Leigh)
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