Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Love, Skip, Jump {by Shelene Bryan}

Title: Love, Skip, Jump: Start Living the Adventure of Yes
Author: Shelene Bryan
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Received from publisher 

Every significant event in the Bible happened because someone said "yes" to God. Start living the adventure of "yes" today!
In this whimsical yet inspiring book," " Shelene tells the stories of real-life paths God took her on to learn some simple truths that changed everything in her life--everything for the better. By "loving" how our Creator made us to "love"; "skipping" comfort and safety to help those who can never repay us; and taking a risk to "jump" into the epic journey God has for our lives, the reality is we are all just one "yes" away from changing everything. Don't miss out on the incredible adventure God has for you. Say "yes" to God--love, skip, and jump your way to his plans for you!

I would like to start by saying, this is not the type of book I usually read. Yet, I felt compelled to pick it up. It did take me awhile to get into it, but once I did I finished it in one sitting. 

Shelene was your average American woman, with a job, nice house, husband, kids, the usual. Then, she felt an urging to go to Africa to see if the kids she sponsored were real, that they actually received her money. 

Shelene's experiences were real, honest, and captivating. She drew you in with her genuine thoughts and feelings. This wasn't a book to make you feel bad about not doing any of the things she did, this wasn't about her saying that she was a better Christian. This was just her being real. 

This story was so inspiring, and will change the way you think. I know I've already started thinking more about my life, and how it can change. Shelene backs up every point with Scripture, and really hammers the theme home. It isn't repetitive to the point of annoyance, but firm. 

And before you think it, this wasn't a books just to support her charity, Skip1. While obviously that is a natural part of her story, and was included, she's not asking for your money. She's just asking you to love, skip, jump. Shelene highlights this point with experiences from her life, but she asks each one of us to evaluate the calling God has placed on our life. 

So, are you willing to love, skip, jump?

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