About the Book
Book: The Choice is Yours
Author: Barbara Dahlgren
Genre: Religion/Christian Living/Devotional
Release Date: November 2019
Do you stress over making decisions? Does the possibility of making the wrong choice paralyze you? In The Choice Is Yours: 52 Choices for Happier Lives, Barbara Dahlgren explores decisions we face daily. She does so with the spiritual insight and practicality developed through fifty years of ministry. The Choice Is Yours is drawn from Dahlgren’s blog, Barbara’s Banter: taking my faith but not myself too seriously, and is suitable for a devotional or a Bible study tool. Each chapter includes practical suggestions, a key Bible verse, and the option for the reader to jot down their own tips for making better choices in daily life.
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"The Choice is Yours" by Barbara Dahlgren is a book that has 52 short chapters about 3 pages each. These chapters covers topics that are part of every day life. This book is easy to read and understand. After each chapter there is a section titled consider this and suggestions for practicing this choice and then it asks you list your own suggestions for prating this choice.
The suggestions are ones that if we were to follow them they would draw us closer to Jesus. They are not hard to do and there are ones we should already be practicing as Christians.
This books has scriptures to look up for each topic, therefore it could be used as a Bible study. If you only study one topic a week it would take you a year to finish this book because there are 52 chapters. I read the book in one setting for this review. I really think this is another book that Christians should have in their own library to reread again and again because it deals with things that we tend to forgive because life gets busy or we get distracted. It is good to be reminded of how much God loves us and this book really stresses that along with we need to pray daily and read our Bibles.
This book also points out that God does forgives us but that our choices still has consequences that not only we have to pay and sometimes others in our lives has to pay also. I could go on and on about what's in this book, but I won't. I will just say get this book and read it for yourself and practice just a few of the suggestions and see you growing more like Jesus.
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.
About the Author
More from Barbara
When my granddaughter was in preschool, she came home one day and was sad. Her mom asked what was wrong. Sophia replied, “My teacher said I didn’t make good choices today.”
I always felt her teacher had a great deal of wisdom. Instead of saying Sophia was naughty or bad, she planted a seed of thought into her little life about making better choices. Better choices lead to happier lives. In a way, that was the inspiration for my latest blog theme which led to this book.
My first book was called Zorro and Me. It was about my husband, whom I’ve nicknamed Zorro, and our experiences in 50 years of ministry. Usually known as a humorist, I try to intersperse a lot of personal experiences in my speaking and writing. My philosophy is to take my faith, but not myself, too seriously. I think we would all be happier if we chose to laugh more and criticize less.
Here’s a little quiz to get to know me better. Which one do you think is false?
- I was born many years ago in the foothills of the Ozarks in a town with a population of 10.
- While on a mission trip to Nigeria, our children were held captive by the police for a few hours.
- My son was unexpectedly born in a hotel room while we were traveling, so we used a dresser drawer as a baby bed.
- I’ve mounted a camel near the Great Pyramids in Egypt, climbed the Great Wall in China, leaned with the Tower of Pisa in Italy, and been on safari in Kenya.
- While on a teen trip touring the White House, one of my children became ill, so the Secret Service took him outside where he barfed behind a big bush on the White House lawn. It’s the one on the left when you look at pictures of the White House.
Guess what! They are all true. There’s more, but I don’t want to give all my secrets away today.
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