Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul by Ruth Soukup

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Unstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soul
Author: Ruth Soukup
Publisher: Zondervan, April 2016
208 pages
Christian Living, Home Improvements

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Description from Goodreads:

STUFF. It’s everywhere. Lurking in corners and closets, spilling onto counters and coffee tables, creating havoc everywhere we look. And it’s not just the physical clutter that weighs us down. Oh no, it is the stress of overbooked schedules, and the weight of life that sometimes feels oppressive and totally out of whack.

New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup feels your pain–she has been there too. Through personal stories, Biblical truth, and practical action plans, she will inspire and empower each of us to finally declutter not just our home, but our mind and soul as well. Unstuffed is real, honest, and gets right down to the question we are all facing–how can we take back our lives from the stuff that is weighing us down?

My thoughts:

I really liked this book; this author writes amazing books. Unstuffed is full of ideas on how to
declutter your home, your life, and your relationships. The ending is phenomenal; but you really need to read the entire book to appreciate it. I’m rereading it because it’s that good.

I received an e-copy of this book from Zondervan through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Other books I have enjoyed by Ruth Soukup
Living Well, Spending Less ♥♥♥♥♥
How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul ♥♥♥♥♥

About the Author:

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Ruth Soukup

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The Mind Connection by Joyce Meyer

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The Mind Connection: How the Thoughts You Choose Affect Your Mood, Behavior, and Decisions
Author: Joyce Meyer
Publisher: FaithWords and Hachette, September 1, 2015
240 pages
Christian Living

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Description from Goodreads

Joyce Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author, explores the power of positive thinking and the undeniable connection between the mind, mouth, moods, and attitudes.
Thoughts can seem random and meaningless, but they impact your life every day. It’s all connected. What you think affects your words, attitude, decisions, and emotions and influences how you relate to yourself, to other people, and to God.

 

My thoughts

In The Mind Connection, Joyce Meyer successfully presents a Christian perspective of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. I myself have struggled using this type of therapy, but Meyer gives some valuable insights how to engage in substituting biblically based thoughts for unwanted ones, so I am hopeful.
However dedicated readers of Meyer’s books may notice that she has substituted her usual scripture quotes with quotes from famous people at the beginning of each chapter. I prefer the scriptures and hope in her next books she will return to the older format.

PLEASE NOTE: Recurring depression and anxiety as well as racing unwanted thoughts can be signs of serious illness. Anyone suffering from these symptoms should seek help from a qualified medical professional specializing in treating mental disorders. Afterwards, this book could be used in conjunction with any medical treatments.

This book was given to me from Faith Words / Hatchette Books through NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

About the Author:

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Joyce Meyer

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God Wants to Bless You – by Che Ahn

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God Wants to Bless You
How to Experience the Unconditional Goodness of God
Author – Che Ahn
Publisher: Chosen Books, July 14. 2005
192 pages
Kindle, Paperback
Christian Living

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From Goodreads:

Are your relationships in trouble? Are your finances strained? Is your physical health less than optimal? Does God seem to have skipped you when he was handing out blessings? Many Christians believe that God is a good Father, but they seem to have little to show for it. Without realizing it, they have put conditions on God and have turned away his open hand.
That can change! With biblical counsel, personal stories, and welcome encouragement, pastor and author Che Ahn reveals ten decrees of blessing that open the way to favor and a deep sense of purpose and fulfillment. God’s blessings are available for the asking. Speaking these godly decrees in faith will bring the concrete results his people long for.

My Thoughts:

This is the first book I have read by Che Ahn. I found his writing to be concise and well organized. I appreciated his honesty and candor in relating how God has moved in his life. I feel he provided good scriptures to support his ideas.

The book was divided into two main parts: The Power of Blessing and The Ten Degrees of Blessing. I was blessed by this book and would recommend it to others.

An electronic advanced copy of this book was given to me by Chosen Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.

About the Author:

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Che Ahn

HRockChurch / Goodreads / Facebook

Other Books by Che Ahn

Say Goodbye to Powerless Christianity: Walking in Supernatural Surrender and Significance (2009)

How to Pray for Healing: Understanding and Releasing the Healing Power Available to Every Christian (2003)

When Heaven Comes Down: Experiencing God’s Glory in Your Life (2009)

Fire Evangelism: Reaching the Lost Through Love and Power (2006)

Get Your Hopes Up – by Joyce Meyer

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Get Your Hopes Up!: Expect Something Good to Happen to You Every Day
Author – Joyce Meyer
Hachette Book Group, April 7, 2015
197 pages
Christian Living

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From Goodreads:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer teaches readers how to transform their lives by tapping into the power of hope. One of the most powerful forces in the universe is hope–the happy and confident anticipation that something good is going to happen. Regardless of where one is in life, it is impossible to live successfully and to the fullest without hope. With GET YOUR HOPES UP! Joyce will help readers achieve a lasting sense of hope, built on their faith in God. Hope is only as strong as its source. This book will help readers avoid misplacing their trust in unreliable things, and help them ground their hope steadfastly in God for limitless joy and possibilities for their lives. As Joyce explains, “Without hope in God, there isn’t much you can do, but with Hope in God, there isn’t much you can’t do.”

My thoughts:

I have finished reading Get Your Hopes Up by Joyce Meyer. I highlighted
lots of notes but I’ve started reading it again because it’s that good.
It’s filled with lots of anecdotes wrapped in the wit and humor that Joyce
is so good at delivering. There are also lots of scripture verses to
satisfy those like me who have a teaching motivational gift. I wish I would
have read it sooner because this would have made a great mother’s day gift
for someone. Thank you God for giving Joyce Meyer such a wonderful and
encouraging book to write and thank you Joyce for your obedience.

I was given a copy of this book from Hachette Book Group through NetGalley
in exchange for an honest opinion.

 

About the Author

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The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children

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The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children
Author – Stormie Omartian
Rerelease 2014
Christian Living, Prayer
258 pagse
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Book Description:

Stormie Omartian’s bestselling The Power of a Praying® series (more than 23 million copies sold) is rereleased with fresh new covers and new material to reach a still-growing market of readers eager to discover the power of prayer for their lives. In this important follow-up to The Power of a Praying® Parent (2 million copies sold), Stormie addresses areas of concern you may have for your grown children and shares how to lift them up to God. With stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie helps you pray with the power of God’s Word over your adult children.

My Thoughts:
I wish I could have read this book fifteen years ago. Now, I can’t get enough of it. I pray the
prayers over and over. Wish I could memorize the whole book.
The book is divided into these helpful chapters:
1. See God Pour Out His Spirit upon Them
2. Develop a Hear for God, His Word, and His Ways
3. Grow in Wisdom, Discernment, and Revelation
4. Find Freedom, Restoration, and Wholeness
5. Understand God’s Purpose for Their Lives
6. Work Successfully and Have Financial Stability
7. Have a Sound Mind and a Right Attitude
8. Resist Evil Influences and Destructive Behavior
9. Avoid All Sexual Pollution and Temptation
10.Experience Good Health and God’s Healing
11.Enjoy a Successful Marriage and Raise Godly Children
12.Maintain Strong and Fulfilling Relationships
13.Be Protected and Survive Tough Times
14.Walk into the Future God Has for Them.

There are scriptures to support the prayers and there is even a section for grandchildren.