In sections devoted to faith, courage, family, friends, self-love, dating, marriage, and work, Patrice Gaines reveals how she and others who have redeemed their lives arrived at their personal moments of grace. 192 pp. Author tour. National print ads & publicity. 50,000 print.From the Hardcover edition....
|Title||:||Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
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Moments of Grace: Meeting the Challenge to Change Reviews
I used to challenge myself to read more sabbath-oriented books on the my sabbath. I was trying to be more deliberate about what I did on my day of rest. Like many plans, this one did not last forever, but now seems like a good time to revive it. I do want my Sundays to be more restful, more peaceful and more positive. So I am considering attempting this practice.Today, I decided to read about grace. I know my attraction to this book was the title. Not only the word grace, but also the word change. Change does seem to be a constant in my life, I guess in most American lives. I am not dealing well with all change in my life so I picked this up hoping Gaines would help me cope with the challenge of change.I found most of what Gaines had to say to be thoughtful and possibly useful. She believes that God is love, that without God and faith we won't have a good life, that self-love is absolutely necessary for a good life and that change comes when the person is ready and willing to change. Gaines writes about her beliefs well and her examples of successful change were excellent.My only problem, and it is my problem not Gaines', is that most of this is not new to me. As someone who reads inspirational and spiritual books fairly regularly, I have heard these concepts before. I just don't manage to actually apply these to my own life.Gaines has overcome a lot in her life and I don't want to make light of her writings. They are very good. She says that change is difficult and you need to rely on God's help. I just hate giving up what little control I think I have.It is very possible I will take some of Gaines' advice in the future. I just need to increase my faith in my God. Gaines gets a great deal of credit for turning her life around.
A wonderful book on change. This is for anyone who is ever questioning their faith in life and looking towards making better changes in themselves and lifestyle. I love how Patrice Gaines doesn't come off as being overly religious towards you, or religious at all, but more so relating God to a personal and universal perspective. Listening to her own stories of struggle, and how she overcame them, is the evidence itself that backs up her claims. If Goodreads allowed half stars I would definitely have given it a 4 and a 1/2.