Thursday, October 20, 2016

Humble Roots review

If you ever want to learn more about what being humble is and grow in humility this is a must read book. If you are among the 75 Americans that worry or feel stress, then this is a book for you to read. If you struggle with restlessness or feeling you need to do it all, then this is a must read! Humble Roots~How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson

Hannah writes about how being humble gives us rest! When we understand what living in true humbleness looks like, you will breathe a deep breath of fresh air, that is what this book is about! Trusting God, relying on Him fully, is what being humble is. "Humility is not a commodity. It is not something you can achieve. It is not something you earn or accomplish. Being humble is something you either are or you aren't." Most of our stress comes from being driven by fear, punishment, judgment or manipulation. Instead we need to be motivated by goodness, beauty, and truth. Where do we get that, through Jesus, trusting God. Knowing that all is a gift, that we came into this world with nothing. To be faithful and grateful. Walk humbly with God. "Humility frees us to flourish as the human beings we were made to be: to celebrate the goodness of our physical bodies, to embrace the complexity of our emotions, and to own our unique gifts without guilt or feeling like an imposter."

This book brought much nourishment to my soul as the author shared stories of living in Appalachian and weaved in truths of God Words with the process of growing, weeding, vines, grapes and wine, growing tomatoes, pure honey process, wild-berries, milkweed, etc...



Every chapter started out with a beautiful illustration of a plant. Throughout the book are quotes from other writers and Bible verses.


From Moody Publishers: Feeling worn thin? Come find rest.
The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. It’s a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life.
And it’s in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means to pursue a life of peace and humility. Fighting back her own sense of restlessness and anxiety, she finds herself immersed in the world outside, discovering a classroom full of forsythia, milkweed, and a failed herb garden. Lessons about soil preparation, sour mulch, and grapevine blights reveal the truth about our dependence on God, finding rest, and fighting discontentment.
Humble Roots is part theology of incarnation and part stroll through the fields and forest. Anchored in the teaching of Jesus, Anderson explores how cultivating humility—not scheduling, strict boundaries, or increased productivity—leads to peace.  “Come unto me, all who labor and are heavy laden,” Jesus invites us, “and you will find rest for your souls.”
So come. Learn humility from the lilies of the field and from the One who is humility Himself. Remember who you are and Who you are not, and rediscover the rest that comes from belonging to Him.

 “Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Moody Publishers . Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

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