A Deeper Kind of Calm, by Linda Dillow {Book Review}

Leaning on God is something we all talk about, but… do you, lean on God?
Or, is it just lip service?
Do you want to have a stronger, deeper faith?
Or, are you just looking for a comfy sofa ride through this thing we call life?
If you are looking to deepen your faith… If you are looking to be that calm person when the ‘water’s rise’… You have to get this book.  That is all there is to it.  After reading countless books that were supposed to ‘help’ me find that calm place inside, I finally found a book that makes sense and delivers what I have been looking for.

 

In her book, A Deeper Kind of Calm, author Linda Dillow shows you what steadfast faith in the midst of adversity looks like.  By drawing on the Psalms and different ‘characters’ from both the Bible and her life, she shows what a clam brought about by faith looks like.  Linda explains the building blocks to achieving this calm in your life based on a saving faith in Christ.

 

A cornerstone of the book is building an ‘I remember’ list {mine is at the bottom of this post, generalized to protect the guilty, of course}.  You can jog your memory to remember these faith filled moments when God seems so very far away.  She also compares our walk with God to a Marathon versus a sprint.  I had heard that one before, but… I hadn’t heard the phrase ‘No Pain, No Gain’ applied to our marathon.  Being in the middle of a weight loss/getting my butt off the couch {or computer chair} and outside running/working out, this really struck home with me.  We train to compete in so many aspects of our lives.  Why don’t we expect to have to ‘train’ to have a fulfilling walk with the Lord?


In A Deeper Kind of Calm, Linda shows you how to build {train} a deeper faith.  A deeper faith equals a type of calm during a storm that most of us envy when we see it displayed in others lives.  Prayer, verse memorization, and praise are just a few the of the things Linda points out.

 

At the end of the book there is a 4~week Bible study.  I can’t wait to begin that, and reread this book at the same time.  There is so much packed into the 106 pages, that it was hard to believe I had finished the book.  At the same time, I don’t know how she fit it all in there.  Wow, is the best I can do in describing this book.

 

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!
I remember…
…how fresh and full my faith was as a teenager.
…the feeling of closeness to the Lord in everything I did.
…the conviction I felt when making decisions that honored the Lord.
…how God has provided for me when nothing was going right.
…how God influenced situations in family members lives to bring them to a saving faith.
I know…
…that I can have that burning faith again.
…that prayer is as important as the food I eat.
…God loves me deeply.
…no matter the struggle, God trumps all.
DISCLOSURE: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes.  The opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own opinionated opinions.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. I love comments, and will return the favor! ~ Kimberlee

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