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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Life with a capital L by Matt Heard Book Review

Wow!  What an incredible book, Life with a Capital L.  Matt Heard does a phenomenal job communicating ten key areas where everyday life can become extraordinary Life.  God intends our life to be much so more than a to do list, being in survival mode, or just trying to make it day by day.  Matt shares so many positive, encouraging thoughts on God's grace, His love, His desire to show us how we can live life everywhere.  

This book came at such a great time in my life.  I had just finished reading Grace is Free by Marci Preheim a couple weeks ago.  That helped me understand God's grace in a whole new way.  Then following it up with Life with a Capital L, allowed me to really grasp how I need to start living my life with purpose.  

God has been showing me what grace really means.  I grew up in legalistic, fundamental churches where grace was something you hoped God would extend to you if you completed x y and z.  I'm realizing there is a huge difference in legalistic obedience and life-giving obedience.  Matt puts it perfectly when he writes "legalistic obedience is a debilitating attempt to get God to love me, earn His favor, impress others, and bolster my religious pride."  "Life-giving obedience is a response to the favor of God that I've already received through Christ.  Obedience to God's instruction, not human rules, enables me to experience Life."  

I encourage anyone who struggles with really understanding God's grace and what your purpose in life is to read this book.  

**Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes.  The opinions expressed here are my own.

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