Showing posts from May, 2019

Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot

What would it look like to lay down your feelings, attractions, and desires to live a life wholly surrendered to God? Devotedly: The Personal Letters and Love Story of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot gives readers a beautiful image of the sacrifice and reward one can experience as a result of living this way. 
This book includes the personal journals and letters of Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. Their writings demonstrate how fervently they desired to follow hard after Christ and to not stray from His will for their lives. Further, their journals and letters demonstrate the struggle they encountered as they fell in love with one another. Since they both firmly believed that God had called them to singleness, they struggled to reconcile the feelings and attractions they developed with their desire to whole-heartedly follow God's call for their life.

He has given me direction and purpose. I shall not turn aside, even if it be for marriage, unless that is a part of His perfect will. God forbid t…

Book Review: Moments We Forget

Last year, when I read the first book in this series, I was intrigued. It was a story I could relate to. The sisters did not always get along and life was not picture perfect. When I finished the book, I definitely wanted to continue my journey with the Thatcher sisters. 
In Moments We Forget, we pick back up with Jillian Thatcher. She is the true middle sister and has just begun her journey to recovery after being diagnosed with cancer. Additionally, she has also just started her life with her now husband, Geoff. Through all of this, there are many unforeseen circumstances that arise and challenge the life she desires to lead. Her story, as well as her sisters' stories, are stories of trial and triumph, fear and faith. 
Overall, I enjoyed this book. Beth Vogt does an excellent job of making her characters relatable. Her writing draws the reader in and makes you feel as if you are a part of the characters' lives. In the end, I would absolutely recommend this book. If you have…