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Booksneeze Review: The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner

The Respect Dare is a resource to help your marriage and grow closer to God. With 40 dares, each for a separate day in the journey, you will be challenged, affirmed, and enriched.

Each dare begins with a Bible verse to focus the lesson, a story about a situation that you have likely experienced (these are all real-life examples from women), then a "bottom line" lesson to take from the chapter, and some questions and action items to apply to your day.

Ideally, you would take this 40-day challenge, read a dare first thing in the morning, and complete the action items throughout the day.

I liked that Roesner made this book so easy to digest and apply to your life. Since it is a walk through 40 days, it is simpler than, say, a year-long commitment, and every day has something very specific and applicable--just one thing you need to focus on for that day. As well, as the days go on, the lessons build on eachother and previous dares become more natural.

I also liked that she had s…

Jesus: Pure & Simple, Wayne Corderio (Book Review)

What a great read. From the first page, I was challenged, inspired, and driven till the very end. This book stimulated my desire to follow Jesus more wholeheartedly and richly, and I think that most readers will have the same reaction.

Wayne Cordeiro's Jesus: Pure and Simple centres on one thing--Jesus. He is the beginning and the end. I really appreciated this refreshingly simple view. Focus on Jesus and Jesus alone is difficult in a world of self and other commitments, but it doesn't have to be, and this book brought that simplicity to light. 

There were so many notes to highlight in this book; so many thoughtful quotes to remember. Here are some I've copied out: 

"Because God created you in His image, the more you become like Jesus, the more you become the person you were created to be. It is in Him that you actually find fulfilment, not in religious activities (as good as they may be) or in serene settings that give you a needed respite from your harried workplace. H…