Book Review: What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days By Holley Gerth

WHAT YOUR HEART NEEDS FOR THE HARD DAYS
52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To

By: Holley Gerth

Published: September 2, 2014

Publisher: Revell

Non-Fiction

Holley Gerth finds a way to hit at the heart of what women are dealing with emotionally as they try to balance a career, a marriage, being a mom, and everything else that goes along with it.  Holley has written books to encourage and offer hope just when women may feel like giving up. In WHAT YOUR HEART NEEDS FOR THE HARD DAYS she has written a devotional that can be read regularly, or just when you need some focused encouragement. 
By taking 52 truths, you can find one to read and ponder on or read one each week of the year. In my review of this book, I looked at the various chapter titles and read ones that hit at my own struggles. I found chapters on anxiety, high expectations, and feeling alone to speak right to my needs. Each of the chapters covers about 3 pages of insight beginning with a Bible verse. Your short devotional covers a story and promise for how to get through this particular “hard time”. Each devotional ends with a beginning of a prayer than you personalize and a space for you to write your own thoughts from a couple chapters in the Bible. 
This book would work perfect as a personal or women’s group study. You can read each chapter in order or pick and choose the chapter that meets your particular needs that day. Some of the truths I found in my reading included:
  • Pinpointing my anxious thoughts and replacing them with faith instead so my emotions can change too.
  • God is present in the whole process. He is there in the beginning. He is there in the middle. He will be there when it comes to an end. God wants me to praise Him during the whole process.
  • I don’t have to be as strong as I think I do. I don’t have to pretend. I don’t have to put up a front for God. He can handle where I am at today. I can tell Him the truth because He already knows it.
If these few items spoke to you, I highly recommend you read WHAT YOUR HEART NEEDS FOR THE HARD DAYS. You may not feel like you are in the midst of a “hard or difficult day”, but Holley gets right at the realities of daily life and lets you know you aren’t alone.
Holley Gerth – source
Holley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You’re Already Amazing,You’re Made for a God-Sized DreamOpening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream, andYou’re Going to Be Okay. She’s also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Learn more at www.holleygerth.com. You can also find Holley on Twitter, HERE and Facebook, HERE

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