A while back I joined a fun website called Book Sneeze. Basically, bloggers can get free books through this website in exchange for an honest review of the book. The first book I ordered was Stumbling Into Grace by Lisa Harper. Lisa is the author of 9 books, she was the director of Women's Ministries at Focus on the Family and she's a featured speaker with Woman of Faith.
Stumbling Into Grace, Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman, caught my eye because it looked like an easy and quick devotional that I could try and read everyday. A while back, I read a devotional written by Woman of Faith speakers and it was great. After I ordered this book from Book Sneeze, I was pleasantly surprised with how quickly it arrived!
I'm going to be honest here and talk about a few of the things I didn't like about the book, before I share the things I did like. As a busy mom of two little ones, I was hoping for short daily devotions, like a page or two max. Most of the devotions are 5 or more pages long and it's been hard for me to continue to read this book because I don't have much time to sit down and read the whole devotion for the day. I was hoping the book would have shorter devotions that I could read over a quick morning cup of coffee, to jump start my day. The second thing that I didn't really love about this book is all the sarcasm. Sure, I love to laugh but, it was just a little too much for me.
Now, for the things I loved about this book. I loved the way Lisa uses scripture in each devotion. She often shares a Bible story as part of the devotion and I really appreciated that because I can always use a good brushing up on my Bible stories. I love that the book is filled with the word of God. I also loved how real Lisa was in this book and how it was easy to read. She wrote this book like she's an average woman who loves Jesus and that was refreshing.
So, would I recommend this book to a friend? Sure, if my friend wanted an inspiring devotional to read that took a little more time each day than the "average" devotional. Now that I'm done with the book, I think I'm going to see if any ladies in my MOPS group are interested in it and let it get passed around.