It's okay to not be okay.
That's probably something you never thought you'd read or hear from a Christian author, especially with the Christian church trend of smiling and nodding without actually admitting to any problems in your life. Because what good Christian has problems, right?
All of them. And that's what Vicki Courtney's new book Move On addresses. This book talks about being honest with ourselves over past or current messes, forgiving ourselves just as God forgives us, not trying to hold ourselves to some standard of perfection, and just turning to God and allowing His grace and mercy to help us move forward in our lives.
At the end of each chapter, you'll find discussion questions that you can either journal about on your own for further reflection or discuss as part of a small group or Bible study. Because a big part of this book is about being honest with ourselves and bringing honesty into the church and supporting our fellow Christians through their messes, I think this book would definitely be best when read with a church group.
The truth is that life is messy, and even the apostles struggled. But when things get hard or when we feel ashamed because of things we've done wrong, instead of hiding, running, or ignoring, we should face our messes and let God help us deal so that we can move on and experience our lives the way God intends.
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