I was super excited to get this book from BookLook Bloggers to review (if you're a blogger and you like to read, too, you might want to check them out).
I had not yet read any of Vicki Courtney's books before--although I've had one in my waiting-to-be-ready-stack for a while now--so I was curious to see what her writing was like. Move On, with it's subtitle When Mercy Meets Your Mess, really intrigued me. And, of course, I loved the cover pic.
I also loved every single bit of this book.
Move On hits home very hard. Vicki tackles some tough issues head on. Issues that I deal with, that you deal with. Issues such as the need for approval, personal struggles, broken dreams, shame, legalism, idols, and Christian snobbery. Yes, tough issues.
As someone raised in a Christian home, someone who has been a Christian for over 30 years, I have personally dealt with pretty much everything Vicki talks about. Maybe not the identical situations, but the 'bottom lines' of those situations.
This is a book that literally has the potential to set you free. To break the chains of your personal messes and to help you get honest with yourself, God, and others.
I love that at the end of each chapter Vicki offers a section titled Coming Clean where she shares 5-7 questions to really help you dig deeper into your own personal issues. They aren't trite and safe questions, but ones that are very soul-searching.
This book would make an amazing group study (and Vicki offers one with dvds!) ...if you're really brave and ready to take off your mask.
Disclosure: I received this book from BookLook Bloggers at no cost in exchange
for my honest and unbiased opinion. No other compensation was received.