Sunday, April 28, 2013

Book Review: Get Back Up by Sheryl Giesbrecht

Certainly, Christians are not exempt from struggles, trials, pain, and sufferings. Jesus said in John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." The author, Sheryl Giesbrecht, is no stranger to troubles. She openly shares from her own life's experiences from addiction, loneliness, challenges faced by being a pastor's wife, to difficulties and disappointments within churches, cancer, and death of her husband. She then shows readers how they can trust God to help them get back up after they fall. Each chapter starts with an incredible story of someone who survived a catastrophic free fall. I found these accounts very interesting. Get Back Up offers hope and encouragement. Included is a list of wonderful Scriptures that remind us who we are in Christ. I also like the thought-provoking Study Questions at the end of each chapter. Healing and restoration are possible when you lean on God and His Word. He makes all things beautiful in His time. You can have a victorious life in Christ.

"God offers more than salvation. He promises an abundant life apart from and above the cares of this world--past present, and future; yesterday, today, and forever. God calls us to live in a different dimension." (p. 10)

"Christ's finished work on the cross helps women discover they are unconditionally loved, foundationally safe, and unequivocally important; set free to step in tandem with God's purposes." (p. 23)

"Understanding your identity in Christ is absolutely essential to your success at living the victorious Christian life!" (p. 27)

 ~I received a free copy of this book via Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. You can read more reviews of this book here.

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