Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Unburdened

Unburdened: The Secret to Letting God Carry the Things that Weigh You Down. Chris Tiegreen. SaltRiver. July 2010. Softcover. 240 pages.

Unburdened deals with a subject that many Christians are very familiar with, including me. Burdens that weigh so heavy on our shoulders, that they can eventually break us down. Fear, anxiety, stress, and worry can quickly fill our minds when we don't fully lay down our burdens before God. Heavy weights like finances, health concerns, responsibilities, regrets, and relationship problems are the kind of things we tend to hold on to and try to deal with ourselves, in our own strength. This book is great in reminding us of how God wants us to live our lives, fully depending on Him. When we turn all of our worries, fears, and stress over to God, that is when we are really trusting Him and living an unburdened life.

"There's a difference between the kind of burden God places on a person's shoulders to carry in His strength and the burden that overwhelms and crushes a person's spirit, miring him or her in futility." pg 11.

With personal stories, and lots of scripture, the author engages the readers with his conversational style writing and great points that make you think about the things that might be holding you down. This is not a "how to" book that shows us how to make all our worries disappear. This book is helpful in showing us what the root to our problems are and how we can start trusting God to carry the things that He never intended for us to carry in the first place.There are a lot of things in this book that I feel I can easily apply to my own life. Through Praise, Worship, Prayer, and Trust, we can begin to give God the things that weigh us down. Overall, this book was great and I really enjoyed it. It was very encouraging and I definitely recommend it.

My Rating: 4/5 stars

(This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers.)

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