Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Review: Not Just A Hearer But A Doer by Yolanda Shanks


ISBN: 978-0985361600 | List Price: $12.95 | Format: Hard Copy | Page Count: 144
Not Just a Hearer but a Doer - Deliberately Living Life Devotional Study

About the Author: Yolanda Shanks
Multi-published author, speaker, blogger, teacher, wife, grandmother—Yolanda Shanks wears many hats, but the one she most resonates with is her role as an advocate for living life to its fullest.

Shanks’ award-winning first book, Destined to Live, Despite Me, continues to be a source of hope for those battling effects from a prior suicide attempt. It garnered an enthusiastic Kirkus review, which stated the book was “a commendable guide for finding meaning after considering suicide.”

Her second book, Not Just a Hearer but a Doer (released June 2012) challenges the body of Christ to act upon scripture. In the Fall of 2012, she released a third project, entitled Destined to Live, Despite Me – A Cause to Be Thankful.

Check her website (www.YolandaShanks.com) for book events in your area and for weekly wisdom from this lover of life and committed Christ-follower.

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MY REVIEW:
I collect devotional books :). I'm glad to add this book to my growing collection. I really enjoyed reading Not Just A Hearer But A Doer. There are 31 devotionals for 31 days, written in a Bible study format. Each one consists of observation (main Bible verse), background (about the verse), interpretation, application, and an empty lined space for writing down your thoughts. Additional memory Scriptures are included in some of them. These devotionals are short, easy to read, Biblically sound, and insightful. The book covers various topics such as self-control, love, service, giving, integrity, spiritual investments, and more. The author uses everyday experiences as springboards for spiritual application from God's Word. She encourages readers to put Scripture into action...to live a life of faith and love deliberately....to be doers, not just hearers.

"Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." James 1:22



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