I admit I am a slacker. I received the book Walking Through Illusion by Betsy Otter Thompson to review back in December and haven't even read it yet.
The book is called "Walking Through Illusion" and it features a series of short stories about people in the bible who knew Jesus or knew of him. Each chapter has a set of questions at the end of it that help you implement what you learned in your everyday life.
I do hope to get around to reading it so I can provide a complete book review. Unfortunately with a new baby in the house, there's not much reading going on. Trust me, I try and try to finish books and magazines and it's a constant struggle. I'm sure that those with small kids can understand what I'm talking about.
From what I've read so far, I think I will enjoy this book. I am always trying to gain more spiritual wisdom and emotional growth. Especially now that I'm in a crossroads in my life in terms of career, family and what will give the best work/life balance. For the first time, I actually believe and trust that God will provide and reveal an opportunity for me. It's never been easy for me to give up my sense of control, but I'm learning how to do it.
From the preface: "God thinks, God lives, God believes, God is."
From Chapter 2 on Gifts: "Disappointment comes from thinking that life should be different. Enjoyment comes from thinking that life is wonderful the way it is."