2020 · Non-fiction · Review

ARC Review: Still by Jenny L. Donnelly

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Still: 7 Ways to Find Calm in the Chaos

Do you worry a lot? Is it common for you to dread upcoming events? Does pressure or stress trigger outbursts of anger, isolation, depression, or feelings of failure? Do you have a hard time finishing what you start? Do you find it impossible to work in the middle of chaos? Do you wonder if God is really going to come through for you in difficult times?

In Still, Jenny Donnelly teaches you how to experience true, life-giving rest even in the midst of chaos. While most of us think of rest as something we do, Jenny shares how rest is a place from which we live and work. Sharing her own personal story of struggling with life’s pressures and spiritual exhaustion, she introduces you to the source of peace and rest: Jesus. She shows you the steps to take to access rest anytime, anyplace, under any conditions. And she reveals how operating from a place of stillness powers your identity, creativity, relationships, and so much more.

If you’ve been stressed and anxious, operating on autopilot as life whizzes by, it’s time you discovered the resting place God designed for you.

Review:
*I received an early copy from the publisher. This does not affect my review.*

Not at all a ‘quick and easy’ read, but one that is powerful and needed. I enjoyed reading this, and found it to be reaffirming in ways and eye-opening in others. Well written, this book in the kind meant to be thought-provoking and read a little every day, then meditated on throughout our day. And it works! While no one book is a perfect fit for everyone, or anyone really, as we are all different people in different places, going through different stages in our lives, there are those that have important points that are needed my humanity as a whole, and peace…that’s a big one. Each reader will takes different things from this book, and each time a person reads it, different sentences or chapters will resonate a little more than others, that’s the beauty of it.

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