Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I Want It All by Gwen Smith

I Want It All
Image Provide by David C. Cook 
God created you for exceptional impact. Exceptional power. And exceptional blessings.
Gwen Smith knows how easy it is to dismiss God’s plans with the thoughts, I can’t make a big difference for God because I’m just an ordinary woman with an ordinary life. Yet God created us to join Him in doing amazing work in the world. He created us to live with abundant joy, courage, and influence. But not the joy, courage, and influence of the world. He offers His grace for each failure, His love that shatters hate, His peace that soothes the turmoil, His comfort, guidance, wisdom, rest, power, and significance. Every blessing He has for us is ours for the taking.
I Want It All will ignite a fire in your heart to experience more faith, more power, and more impact. More of Jesus. All of Jesus. Everything that God has for you.



My Thoughts: 
Gwen is an influential writer, who has a not only a gift for writing but a gift for conveying the word of God. In her latest book " I want It All", Gwen hits on several key points that I believe are so important to the Christian faith. She doesn't just want women to have lukewarm faith, but deep faith that impacts the world, which penetrates our hearts. 
What I love about this book is the ability to apply every chapter to my life whether she's addressing fears, failures, trust, temptation, grace, fleshly desires or God's love. This book is just jammed packed with oodles of goodies!  What's even better, is the reflection and response questions after each chapter. They help the reader to digest all the deep stuff she is digging. 
Honestly, this book would be fantastic for a book club or a Bible study because it isn't mediocre. It is hardcore, real faith, JESUS! I love this book and need to read it again because of how much information is in it. I have it highlighted and notes in the margins all over the place. Any book that can make me write this much is a book worth keeping.
This book is definitely 5/5 stars!
Thank you to David C. Cook for providing me a complimentary Copy for my honest review. 

About the Author:
Gwen Smith
Image provided by David C Cook
Gwen Smith is an author and volleyball enthusiast who lives in sunny North Carolina and has been married to her college honey, Brad, for 23 years. They are tired parents to three competitive-sport-playing teens who keep them on their toes and on their knees. Her online friends meet at GwenSmith.net to connect and be encouraged, and her goal is to help women think big thoughts about God and be inspired to live out the grace and truth of Jesus. Gwen speaks, leads worship, and eats potato chips at women's events everywhere, and she is a co-founder of the conference and devotional ministry Girlfriends in God.


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