A Woman overwhelmed: A Book Review

About the Book

“A Woman Overwhelmed” is a phrase with which many women can relate. But what would happen if we could see the insanity in our pace and embrace our overwhelming God?
There is a reason they say that a woman’s work is never done— because it isn’t! As women, we often are overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life, resulting in stress, fear, worry, impatience, fatigue, frustration, and even depression. The truth is that we were created to be overwhelmed . . . not by life but by God! When we learn to be overwhelmed by God, the fruit in our lives goes from rotten to fragrant—filling our days with peace, hope, love, and joy.
In A Woman Overwhelmed, best-selling author Hayley DiMarco shares biblical insights and personal stories to offer a glimpse at the comedy of an overwhelmed life while encouraging us to discover the depths and heights of God’s love and power.
Be empowered to find freedom in becoming overwhelmed with who God is—by learning to focus on what we know about God so that we can hold onto faith even when it seems that all is lost. For it is when an overwhelmed woman gives up the mission of me and exchanges it for the mission of God that being overwhelmed becomes a good thing.

My Review

Choose to bask in the abundance of the Father instead of the abundance of life as his unfathomable depths can surely replace our fathomable messes.The first few pages perked my interest, the next few grabbed my attention and by the time I ended the chapter I was wondering how the author was able to read my mind. Overwhelmed…how often this emotion keeps me from enjoying the here and now. How often do I fret and worry about things that will never happen? How many times do I see the day ahead as an endless To-do list rather than an adventure waiting to unfold? It was a hard thing to face, however the author very patiently and gently leads you through some hard realities…realities I would rather keep hidden from view. There is safety in isolation and fear is a wonderful reason to retreat. Discovering that I was far from alone was a great comfort and helped me to find honest answers to my relationship with God and how the “overwhelmed” life is far from honoring.  Life may be unpredictable, messy, uncomfortable and scary but it is also the greatest gift meant to be enjoyed and experienced. We may lose personal control over our lives but we are entrusting it to the God of the universe…I think I can trust his judgement…or should anyway. 

  This book is ideal for small group studies as well of a personal devotion. It is divided into weekly topics with a daily application and bible verse.  It is lighthearted in places and dead serious in others. It is sure to inspire conversation within a group. 

* I was generously given a copy of the book but the opinions are all mine*

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