Thursday, December 15, 2016

How's Your Soul?

How's Your Soul
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Book Overview:

Judah Smith, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus Is ______, explores what it looks like to cultivate a healthy soul in the midst of a busy life and points readers to the soul’s only true home and place of rest and fulfillment: God.
“How’s your soul?” 
It may seem like an odd question, but it’s what pastor and bestselling author Judah Smith chooses to ask his friends, rather than “How are you?” It’s a way to look past the externals and consider what’s going on inside, in that essential part of us that is often overlooked in the struggle to make our way through everyday life.
In the rush of living moment to moment, many of us find ourselves simply surviving, struggling daily with frustration, restlessness, boredom, and ever-fleeting joy. But if we would pause, we’d find that the things that matter most in life, what we are searching for in our busyness—stability, peace, hope, love—are rooted in the health of what Judah calls the “inside you.” 
In How’s Your Soul?, Judah explores that “inside you.” Sharing his own, often humorous, mistakes and foibles, he helps us find our way through the emotional roller coasters of life to discover the soul-healing essentials of restresponsibilityrestraint, and relationships, all rooted in what he calls the soul’s only true home—God himself.
How’s Your Soul? is an invitation to find lasting emotional satisfaction and stability by bringing our feelings into alignment with God’s truth, moving beyond simply surviving, and learning how to live each day with eternal significance.
My Thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I would highly recommend this book to anybody searching for a different perspective behind the age old question - how are you? It is so easy to just answer with a quick, "I'm fine. How are you?" Most times people are struggling with something. I think I might have to try asking somebody, 'Hows your soul' just to see if its the same response, 'i'm fine how is yours?' or will it stop them in their tracks?! My favorite part of the book was about God and love, it clearly defined and outlined exactly what it looks like to love like Jesus - nearly 20 pages worth. I underlined and highlighted so much that I figured I should just put a paper clip on those pages because I will definitely be going back to them. I love that it could be applied to a relationship of any kind, with parent, child, spouse or friend. The basis for the break down of showing how to love like Jesus is based on the scripture verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 This book gave me a lot to think about.

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