“It’s ironic that we trust God for our eternity but often question whether he’ll handle the day-to-day issues,” Dean DelSesto, “Shift Your Thinking for a Deeper Faith.”
This book immediately grabbled my attention. Who doesn’t want to “strengthen your relationship with God, others, and yourself” as the subtitle promises? The Introduction is convicting and Scripturally bound, laying the groundwork for the 99 tips to follow. In tip #18, DelSesto addresses “Resilience in the Face of Betrayal,” encouraging readers, “With a clear understanding of who the culprit for sin really is, we will see the potential of others in Christ.” Each tip contains quotable content, applicable Scripture, and a main takeaway. For tip #41, “The Decision to Doubt,” DelSesto writes, “Although the prison of our mind has no lock, walls, or fences, we are held captive by the constraint of our beliefs.”
This book meets readers in the midst of everyday life, with practical tips that will both convict change and inspire a fresh new way of approaching the mundane challenges of relationships. “The Question,” at the end of each tip challenges readers to apply it to their own lives in depth. “Who in my life do I tend to avoid that I could practice love on?
“ DelSesto asks readers at the end of tip #62, “Love Universally.”
I recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy way to take inventory on the relationships in their lives. It can easily be read all at once, or in tandem with other projects. In fact, applying one or two tips a day is probably more practical than digesting all 99 at once.
“Give voice to the things of your heart: an audible, intentional, and yes, even LOUD voice!!!” Dean DelSesto, “Shift Your Thinking for a Deeper Faith.”
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.)