It's almost been two months since I've shared in this space and I've missed interacting with you all!
Even though my blog has been quiet, I've been hard at work behind the scenes. For the past year I've had security issues with my website and I decided to switch my platform from Wordpress to Squarespace. It took a lot of work and time, but in the end, I'm glad I did. Once I got over the learning curve, the switch to using Squarespace has been so easy. And I also hope the switch will serve you--my readers--better as well. Thanks for your patience with me as I work through and solve these technical issues.
So, to celebrate a fresh new start, I'm giving away two recently published books!
The second book is Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes the Soul by Hannah Anderson. I first was introduced to Hannah's writing when I read, Made For More: An Invitation to Live in God's Image. At their core, both books are actually about finding our identity in Christ. The first books is more about our personhood, this second is about humility, as the title indicates.
Hannah turns to nature as both an illustration and a metaphor to uncover what it means to live humble. She reminds us that "Jesus comes to bring us freedom and rest. But this rest is contingent on something. We must come to Him. We must take His yoke. We must learn of Him."
Hannah explains that Jesus' humility will fundamentally change us. He is not a model for us to live out good behavior in our own strength. He is the very source of our life. Living humble will have an impact in our lives only in so far as we allow Christ to work in our lives. Only then can we experience the real freedom and change that humility brings: freedom from self-condemnation, from having to know it all and instead be willing to learn, and freedom from emotionally manipulating others by letting the Holy Spirit do his work.
The subtitle states that humility "nourishes the soul" and I think Hannah's book does just that. It is rich, thought-provoking, and filled with grace.
Now, how to win these two lovelies?