Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chasing God Book Review and Giveaway!


 About the Book

Maybe you’ve never asked the question out loud, but you’ve wondered. You do the things that look good on paper: read your Bible, pray, attend study groups and go to church on Sundays.

But you aren’t convinced you really know Him.

Angie Smith understands, because she had run circles around the same paths searching for Him, frustrated at her lack of progress. And she probably would have continued to do so had it not been for one realization that changed everything.

She wasn’t following God; she was trying to catch up with Him.

And without realizing it, you may be as well.

It’s a distinction that affects every aspect of our lives with Christ, and it begins with learning where we’ve relied more on man’s explanation of God than God Himself.

So many requirements, so many rules, and so much guilt where there is supposed to be freedom. It’s the reason you wonder if you’ve measured up, and the nagging voice that tells you you’re a failure as a Christian.

Three simple words changed everything for Angie, and she believes they can do the same for you.(Goodreads)

My Review
Angie Smith is a great writer and I was so excited to read this book. Wow, she has some great ideas and opinions! First of all she is real and it shows through her writing. 
Here is an example of what she is saying in Chasing God:
"We pick and choose and print them (Bible verses) on our children's bedroom walls, but we can't say we've ever read that particular book of the Bible". 
 She is talking about how we always take things out of context to make it what we want it to say.

 Stop looking for God, Look at Him. (Chasing God)

I really enjoyed the first few chapters of this book but it moved a bit slow near the end. I do agree with what Angie says and I think as a Christian, I get stuck in ruts like she talks about. 

 I recommend this book for those who are willing to learn more about what God wants for and from us. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free in exchange for an honest review."

The publisher has offered for me to host a giveaway for a paperback copy of Chasing God!

Enter with the rafflecopter below.
USA only please.
Giveaway ends February 22. 

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Brooke @ i blog 4 books said...

I've read Angie's blog for years now. I bought her first book ("I Will Carry You") when it first came out ... BUT I've still not read it. I know it's going to be a tear jerker, so I keep putting it off. Ha! "Chasing God" sounds like a great book. Thanks for your review and for hosting this giveaway!

Kim said...

This book is on my wish list. When I heard about it, I knew I needed to read it. Thanks for your comments and for this incredible opportunity. - Blessings, K

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

Thanks for posting in Goodreads - really look forward to reading Angie's newest.
What women fear is my only other connxn to her writing.
This book's perspectives sound inspiriting - glad for your intro and responses - TY!
and to Angie for the generosity =)

Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

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=) thanks again!

Suzanne said...

looks really interesting.

Kayla Rice said...

I have followed her blog for a long time. I have not read any of her books. She is a very inspirational woman and I would love to read her book.