About The Book:
Is It Okay to Enjoy This Life?
Watching a gorgeous sunset. Sharing a laugh with a friend. Tasting a sun-ripened strawberry. Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creator has given.
But do you feel free to delight in God’s abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear of idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness of sin’s effects on this world?
Trillia Newbell explains how we often miss opportunities to participate in God’s divine delight because we’re discouraged, fixated on selfish fulfillment, or paralyzed by guilt. Enjoy serves as an encouraging reminder of God’s gracious gifts and also challenges women to view all of these gifts—from relationships and careers to food and sex—as reasons to rejoice in the Lord and grow in our understanding and appreciation of who He is.
This thought-provoking book invites you to explore the truth of God’s Word and discover how to nurture daily a spirit of gratitude and deep satisfaction.
Enjoy will open your eyes and your heart to the freedom of fully enjoying all God has given us!
My Review : 5 out of 5 stars
Enjoy is immensely practical, Christ-centered, and Gospel-focused. Newbell always weaves in the Fall to Redemption narrative and every chapter is saturated with Scripture. At the end of each chapter, there are questions and ideas for what the author calls The Enjoy Project, which is a great way to remember and practice what you learn from the book. The Enjoy Project is useful for people who love to journal, for bloggers as a series of posts, as conversation starters or discussion questions for groups. The last step for every Enjoy Project section is to Preach the gospel to yourself–the best way to enjoy both gift and Giver.
The book itself is a joy to read and it covers a broad range of topics that apply to a variety of people (for example, she addresses single people when talking about intimacy and does not limit the chapter to just married folks). It’s a book for everyone looking to find rest and freedom to enjoy blessings with loose hands, no guilt, and overflowing praise and gratitude.
I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.