Friday, February 19, 2016
Come Empty (Review)
This review is for the book "Come Empty" by Saundra Dalton-Smith. This book is meant to be a devotional. The author discusses the internal pains that so many of us have, and then challenges readers to spend five minutes a day for fifty days reading these devotionals. The devotions focus on things such as your relationship with God and others, negative emotions, your identity, changes that come up, illness, positive emotions and gratitude. Each devotion has a short section called "Your Heart's Cry" which is what someone in that situation might be saying to God, or how you might be feeling. Then there is a part called "His Reply" which would be what God might say to you if you are in that situation. There is scripture to go with each section for the reader to dig into deeper. Then there are "Going Deeper Questions" which is a good opportunity for you to journal your feelings and answers to these questions.
The devotions are very short and easy to fit into a typical day, even a very busy day. It is very likely that you will have no problem doing one of these every day. And you may want to read more than one at a time, which is what I ended up doing. I really liked these short devotions. The ones that were meaningful to me were very helpful, and I was able to send one of them that was specific about cancer to a friend of mine whose husband is going through chemo right now. This is a great book.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.