Thursday, June 2, 2016

Review: Resolved: 10 Ways to Stand Strong and Live What You Believe by Lina Abujamra

Review: Resolved: 10 Ways to Stand Strong and Live What You Believe
Lina Abujamra
Baker Books

I had no idea who Lina Abujamra was when I picked up this book.  That was my loss, but she’s definitely on my radar now.  She’s a doctor---MD type---that has the time and energy to write.  She also maintains an active blog and a speaking ministry.  Check this site out in a minute.  There’s even some freebies available.  What about this book?

Product DetailsAfter admitting that good intentions don’t get it done she says this, “No matter how strong we claim our faith in God is, when life is hard it all comes down to resolve.  Do we really believe what we say we believe?” (15)  Her writing is clear, direct, and spot on.  Her doctor side comes through in her narratives when she cuts to the chase, goes for the root cause, rather than treating just the symptoms.  Gotta love that!  I appreciate it anyway.  But the style isn’t without compassion.  Some of her topics are belief, obedience, yielding, giving, joy.  It doesn’t stop there, but I’ll let you see what I didn’t name.  If you take this book seriously, you will find changes occurring in your life.  Changes that touch you and those around you.

Here’s an example of one of her resolve statements.  “RESOLVED: that I will daily give up my rights and say yes to Jesus in big things and small, even when I feel like saying no, confident that surrender is the pathway to joy.” (101)  She knows that this cannot happen from her own strength, in case that thought popped into your mind.

Get a copy of this book.  Read it, and then see if resolve might be something more important than you thought.  Yes, I recommend this book.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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