Book: A Moment to Breathe: 365 Devotions that Meet You in Your Everyday Mess
Reviewed by: Alexis A. Goring
"A Moment to Breathe: 365 Devotions that Meet You in Your Everyday Mess" is a beautiful book complete with heartfelt devotionals written by women. This book is the brainchild of (in)courage ministries and Denise J. Hughes who is the editor. These are devotionals for your heart.
Hughes and the ladies of (in)courage invite the reader (target audience: women) to take a moment to breathe, relax and read at least one devotional in this book today. Each devotional has its own dose of refreshment for the weary woman’s soul. The stories are personal, lighthearted and heartwarming. Each author speaks from her personal experience and shares lessons learned in a way that will make you smile and think about your own life. This book will encourage you to not only take a moment to breathe but to invite others to do so as well.
The authors and editor of this book want the reader to feel like she is spending time with a friend, a very good friend who has their best interest at heart when sharing their story. As a reader, I found this to be a wonderful way to reach the hearts of women and encourage them in their journey.
This book is also a good read for women who feel lonely. Reading these stories is like spending time with a good friend. It’s a well-known fact that books make the most faithful friends (outside of Jesus Christ, of course, because He is the most REAL and Faithful Friend that any human can have in this life).
The people behind this book achieve their goal in helping the reader realize that we’re all in this journey called life together so we should reach out and encourage each other. Eighty writers contributed to this devotional book and each of their stories are like lifelines to the sinking soul because it’s more than just sharing a personal story, it’s about pointing people to the Giver of Life (God) and the most Faithful Friend (Jesus Christ). I enjoyed every moment that I breathed in the “everyday faith” stories that are shared in this book!
This book is a must-read that’s well worth a five-star rating. I’m going to recommend it to all of my female family members and friends.
* I (Alexis A. Goring) voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book that I received from the author’s publisher. My opinions are my own.