Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tyndale House Publishers Book Review: {W}hole by Lisa Whittle

Lisa Whittle, the author of three books, is a not-your-typical ministry leader whose past experiences include writing for Women of Faith and Catalyst, church planting, and traveling with Compassion International. She speaks to audiences across the United States, leading the church in conversation on wholeness. Lisa is a wife and a mother of three who resides in North Carolina.



{W}hole by Lisa Whittle is about how our life experiences, whether good or bad, can leave holes in us.  These holes effect how we see ourselves, others and God.  Lisa Whittle shares her personal testimony (and holes) throughout this honest and revelatory book.  She states, that our experiences and/or roles don't define us.  But it's about allowing Jesus Christ to fill our holes, by making us "whole" and thereby re-writing our story.  

This book is jam packed full of incredible insights which made me take my sweet time reading it.  I would read a page and then stop to reflect on it.  I would find myself underlining passages and then thinking about it the rest of the day.  This is one of those special books that can change your life.

I really appreciate Lisa Whittle's transparency in revealing some very painful and personal experiences in her life.  I was able to identify with a lot of what she wrote, especially the feelings accompanying those experiences.  It actually stirred me and made me reflect upon my own holes.  The holes that I would rather ignore, bury or run from.  The holes that came from very pivotal or painful moments in my life, which in turn, changed the course of my life. 

As a result, this book wasn't easy for me to read.  However, it was necessary as it was timely.  

I want to share some passages from this book that spoke to me:

* Often, the things we find most demanding and difficult are the very places we most need to have healed.

* God seeks our dependence upon Him to make us whole.

* Wholeness rises from the ashes of our experiences when we cling to the God who makes it all possible.

I believe this is a very important and helpful book and I highly recommend it to everyone. 

In conclusion, I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Tyndale House.    


If you would like to purchase this book, here are some links:

Christianbook:

http://www.christianbook.com/whole-honest-holes-life-fill-them/lisa-whittle/9781414337982/pd/337982?product_redirect=1&Ntt=337982&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP
 
Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Honest-Look-Holes-Your/dp/1414337981/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/whole-lisa-whittle/1101123230?ean=9781414337982&itm=1&usri=whole+lisa+whittle

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