Flourish: Hebrew= parach- flower, blossom, bloom, breakthrough, to spread out, to enter into a state of prosperity, to increase in wealth, favour and honour, to grow vigorously and exuberantly, to enlarge and expand; to become extremely successful
A definition taken from the book ‘A Life That Flourishes’ by Alisha Gratehouse. Truly this description of the word flourish alone had me riveted. This definition encompasses things that unfortunately a lot of believers do not believe is for them. Instead of health, wealth and favour, some believe that as a Christian we MUST experience only sickness, poverty and suffering.
Remember the Word of God tells us that Jesus (Yeshua) came to give us life and life more abundantly. He was poor that we may become rich, by His stripes we were healed. I could go on.
This book for me was balm to my soul. Each chapter I read not only gave ideas about ways you can flourish as a Christian, but it was also just a comforting and encouraging read.
Alisha captures the importance of spending time with God, finding your purpose and even taking care of your physical health. She gives so many practical ways to make your faith in God a daily lifestyle. Faith is not just about attending church on the weekend and forgetting about God for the rest of the week. It is a relationship you nourish daily, so that it grows and flourishes!
I found that her chapter on purpose stirred me up to want to press on towards the purpose I was created for. To first discover that purpose and then to walk in it.
As I mentioned in my last post. This year I wanted to try to read 100 books, this was one of the books I was reading about faith and it was a gem that I had sitting on my Kindle for years… literally! From the moment I began reading I felt such peace and comfort in the words I was reading. There were moments I found myself saying ‘amen’ aloud as I read and even took time to write notes so I wouldn’t forget important points and/or ideas. It was a decent length according to my Kindle reading speed it was about 4 hours and 56 minutes.
I highly recommend this book to fellow Christian women, women who need a boost of encouragement in their faith and even women who are strong in faith but want more practical ideas of ways to live it out. I found it to be biblically based, and although there are rarely times I agree 100% with everything an author writes, I certainly didn’t find there to be any major disagreements here.
What about you?
Have you read this book or do you want to read it after reading this review? Can you think of another book that sounds similar in content? Let me know in the comments below!
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