Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days - Holley Gerth

FTC Disclosure: I received this book in exchange for a review. No other compensation was provided.

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We all have days that make us want to pull the covers back over our heads and eat a dozen cupcakes. 

Thankfully, Jesus said we don't "live on bread alone"--that includes cupcakes--"but on every word that comes from the mouth of God" (Matt. 4:4). What we really need is truth.

If you're tired, discouraged, or feel a little empty inside, my prayer is that by the end of our time together, you'll be refreshed and nourished in a way that will sustain you through whatever the future may hold. 

Remember, you're not alone, my friend. 

In this uplifting book, Holley Gerth invites you to be filled with the strength, peace, and joy that come from God's promises. Each of the 52 devotions based on the Psalms will help you remember that God is good and we're all in this together. 

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  • About the Author:
    Holley GerthHolley Gerth is a bestselling writer, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already AmazingYou're Made for a God-Sized DreamOpening the Door to Your God-Sized Dream, and You're Going to Be Okay. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Learn more at

    This book is the perfect companion to Holley's book You're Going to Be Okay.

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    What Your Heart Needs for Hard Days was provided by Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

    My Thoughts: I loved this devotional. These past few weeks Holly's word have been an encouragement and comfort during some trials I have faced.  The Psalms (which is the foundation of this book) are so full of encouragement, hope, situations we can relate to as David expresses his deepest feelings. And Holly, well, she is just amazing at putting the words down on paper.  As I read, I felt uplifted as though Holly were speaking to me. 

    I have read other books by Holly, and she is very gifted. Each devotional begins with a verse, followed by words of encouragement by Holly and maybe a story we can relate to as women. She ends the devotional with a prayer and a few suggested chapters in the Psalms to be read. 
    It takes you through the whole book of Psalms, with 52 devotionals that could be read daily or weekly based on your personal preference.  This devotional is a reminder that whatever we are going through - we are not alone. Others have been through it before us,  there will be those who come after us, and God is with us through it all!

    The small purse-size of this book is nice to carry with you. It has a beautiful hardback cover and would make a wonderful gift for a friend - and could be given along with Holly's book You're Going to Be Okay.


    1. I liked this book too, Amy. I'm always drawn to the book of Psalms, and Holley wrote about so many things that I need to constantly be reminded of.

      1. Thanks for stopping by Carole! I think this book would make such a great gift


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