Book Reviews

Free to Lean by Jocelyn Green

Do you feel like you have a lopsided life? Good. You’re normal!

20289845_10100252437587000_1985829146_nInstead of constantly trying to “fix” our lives by achieving  some perfect balance that doesn’t exist, let’s dump the guilt and admit that we need to lean into God. His perfect plan for us includes seasons of life when we may be more focused on caring for our children or our elderly parents, working for pay, or volunteering at church. Free to Lean gives you permission to recognize the season you’re in and live in harmony with it.

My Review:

From the very first page, this book has so many good truth’s in it. I found myself wanting to highlight what i found but realized I’d probably end up highlighting the whole book. Jocelyn Green pulls from her own experiences and other women at different stages in life. One of the most encouraging things is the hope i found throughout this book. It does not matter what’s going on, when we lean on God, we can find joy in even the most trying situations. As a mom of toddlers, there are days that are much more stressful then others. It is so easy to be stressed out and frazzled instead of leaning on God.  When I do, I can find joy in the craziness of potty training or the many dishes needing to be done. What’s super encouraging about this book, is that it is a life long journey. Something we all will be working on in some form or another throughout our life.  I think this is book is good to do as a group or individually. I think that each time you read this book, you’ll learn something new.

I want to leave you with this excerpt from Free to Lean. I found it very encouraging.

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I recommend this book to my family and friends.

I received this book from Discovery House for my honest review.

About the Author:

jocelyn greenAward-winning author Jocelyn Green inspires faith and courage in her readers through both fiction and nonfiction. A former military wife herself, she offers encouragement and hope to military wives worldwide through her Faith Deployed ministry. Her novels, inspired by real heroines on America’s home front, are marked by their historical integrity and gritty inspiration. Jocelyn graduated from Taylor University in Upland, Indiana, with a B.A. in English, concentration in writing. She is an active member of the Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, American Christian Fiction Writers, and the Military Writers Society of America. She loves Mexican food, Broadway musicals, Toblerone chocolate bars, the color red, and reading on her patio. Jocelyn lives with her husband Rob and two small children in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Connect with Jocelyn Green here: Jocelyn Green

Purchase your copy here: Amazon  Christian Book Distributors  Barnes and Nobles

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