Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Misplacing God (and finding Him again) by Joanne Heim

I am so excited to review Joanne Heim's newest book, Misplacing God (and finding Him again). I am a regular reader of Joanne's blog and often refer to her as "my friend, Joanne" even though I've never met her in person. We share a mutual real life friend so hopefully that's not as weird as it sounds! Joanne is so honest and open in her writing and it just makes you feel like you know her. She's just lovely!

So on to my review...

This book takes an honest look at how we struggle to fit God into our busy, daily lives. We may have the desire to spend quality time with our Heavenly Father but actually making the time is often a different story. Author Joanne Heim shares her own experience of misplacing God and her discovery of how making Him a priority changed her life. She offers insight into what spending time with God looks like and why it's good for us. She gives practical advice ranging from creating a sacred space to having flexibility in scheduling. She also walks the reader through several ways to study the bible including the inductive bible study method and also gives helpful information on how to pray. Joanne provides encouragement to persevere and shares her personal story of what motivates her passion for spending time with God. At the end of the book Joanne lists numerous resources that she has found helpful in her journey of quiet time. If you are struggling with having a quiet time, I recommend Misplacing God as an excellent resource.

Great job, Joanne!