23 October 2014

*Move On:Where Mercy Meets Your Mess* {a book review}


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.  

Move On is available at most retailers, including Christianbook.com and Amazon.  


Disclosure: I received this book from BookLook Bloggers at no cost in exchange 
for my honest and unbiased opinion.  No other compensation was received.

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