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Book Review: “Rhythms of Grace”

Rhythms of GraceThe strength of Kerri Weems new book, Rhythms of Grace: Discovering God’s Tempo for Your Life, is her gifted use of metaphor. When I got to the part where she explains how we often live our lives like playing a game of Tetris, suddenly everything became clear. The whole book is full of such eye-opening analogies to help readers understand her message and its value.

Rhythms of Grace is a book about keeping pace with God’s Spirit in order to fulfill your life’s purpose instead of living in response to the crises of life that leave you feeling exhausted and out of control. So many women struggle with this! This book shows them how to turn it around, how to live life at a sustainable pace while building something lasting and worthwhile.

The book is divided into three sections: The Foundations of Rhythm (Shalom, Sabbath, and Grace), Pace Setters and Peace Stealers (which help us to establish our priorities), and Set Your Rhythm—and Keep It Going (practical, life application—what to do). I found the first two sections most helpful but saw value in ideas from the third. A Reboot Guide in the back of the book gives more detailed instructions for establishing pace.

I highly recommend this book for small groups or for personal use. It is full of biblical wisdom, gentle encouragement, and useful ideas. It is a book I will read again!

Zondervan sent me a complimentary copy in exchange for this honest review.

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Janet Benlien Reeves

Reader, Writer, Runner, Flower Hunter, Child of God, Prince Charming's Wife, Mom Prone to Cheer
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