Monday, August 8, 2011

Review: Taking Time To Breathe by Lisa Marie Earnest

taking time to breatheI just finished reading Taking Time to Breathe by Lisa Marie Earnest. Taking Time to Breathe is a short and moving first person account of healing and transformation.

Earnest takes her reader through a spiritual journey of healing.  Just like many journeys of faith, this one has to pass through the wilderness and into the land of milk and honey, by learning to put her complete trust in her Maker. 

This deeply personal journey is not an easy trek to travel, because stark memories of pain, both physical and emotional, are so fresh it becomes hard not to look back and dwell within the pain.  At the same time, it is all too easy to hold back the trust needed for complete healing. Somewhere in the midst—this pattern of looking back and holding back must be broken and while she can’t do this of her own volition—she must if she wants to move forward with her life, and live in the promised land here on earth. She must make that choice, dig up that inner strength, and break through the barriers to leave the past behind.

If someone is hurting they can certainly relate to this piece and maybe able to draw strength from it.  I enjoyed reading about this journey—because while healing the brokenness is the main theme—it is also about courage and about breakthrough.  I encourage you to get your copy of Taking Time to Breathe today.

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  1. I never mind reading about pain as long as courage and breakthrough is there as well. In fact, that is the only thing that makes the pain bearable and it always gives me hope and joy to know that someone else has made it past the pain to a good life.

  2. Great review Jenn. I am going to have to check this book out. I love to read about how others have overcome things in their life to find a breakthrough. :)

  3. Lovin' this! Thanks again Jenn.