Do you have a heart sister? As I was drawn into the title of a new book and publisher’s description, I eagerly signed up to review an e:copy of this book in exchange for sharing my honest opinion:
Natalie Chambers Snapp is first and foremost a follower of Jesus, then wife to Jason, and mom to one spunky daughter and two spirited sons with a crazy amount of energy. Choosing to follow Jesus at 27, Natalie is passionate about sharing the grace, mercy, and truth of God’s love. She lives in the Midwest with her crew and tries to keep it simple by writing about the faith found in the everyday mundane. The outpourings of her heart can be found at www.nataliesnapp.com in the fleeting moments between being a wife and mother.
First, I would have liked the publisher to have provided a better description of the book. The current description for this book is quite generic and lacks clarification that this book is a devotional book which emphasizes the author’s religious viewpoints and personal perspectives on friendships with girlfriends. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with that approach, but some could easily pick up this book thinking the content will be completely different and not enjoying the read. Maybe categorizing this book as a religious self help book for friendships, may have been more appropriate.
There are many quotes to the bible in this book, combined with the author’s perspective on these quotes, along with her insights on friendships. At the end of each chapter she lists several questions that would be helpful to a book club to create a group discussion, but these questions are intended to help the reader delve deeper into the material that has been shared.
While I can’t recommend this book to all women, it could be a good read for any woman that is active in their church group, looking for religious devotionals and tips for creating friendships with other women in their group. If you are interested in reading such devotional books, I hope you get a chance to check out this book. You may also want to let your Church Librarian know about this book.
I’m sure I share this sentiment with this author…… I wish you many Heart Sisters, whom you may create with those in your church, quilt group, or any woman you want to form a great friendship with. I feel a true Heart Sister is a wonderful friendship.
DID I MENTION A GIVEAWAY?
One grand prize winner will receive:
This giveaway is hosted by Natalie Chambers and is on Facebook. The Prize Bundle includes:
— A $100 Visa cash card to put toward a nice dinner or lodging
—A copy of Heart Sisters
—A manicure kit
—A summery polish
—A disposable camera (to document your fun)
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