“How’s your soul?”
It may seem like an odd question, but it’s what pastor and bestselling author Judah Smith chooses to ask his friends, rather than “How are you?” It’s a way to look past the externals and consider what’s going on inside, in that essential part of us that is often overlooked in the struggle to make our way through everyday life.
In the rush of living moment to moment, many of us find ourselves simply surviving, struggling daily with frustration, restlessness, boredom, and ever-fleeting joy. But if we would pause, we’d find that the things that matter most in life, what we are searching for in our busyness—stability, peace, hope, love—are rooted in the health of what Judah calls the “inside you.”
In How’s Your Soul?, Judah explores that “inside you.” Sharing his own, often humorous, mistakes and foibles, he helps us find our way through the emotional roller coasters of life to discover the soul-healing essentials of rest, responsibility, restraint, and relationships, all rooted in what he calls the soul’s only true home—God himself.
How’s Your Soul? is an invitation to find lasting emotional satisfaction and stability by bringing our feelings into alignment with God’s truth, moving beyond simply surviving, and learning how to live each day with eternal significance.
I’ve never read any of Judah Smith’s books before, but I started with a good one. Its one I definitely needed to read because my soul has been feeling down for while, and reading this reminded me of my purpose. If you’re looking for something to go with your morning devotions or for a small group!
I think Judah is very honest and raw about his feelings and it makes it easy to relate to him. I found myself nodding along with every chapter. Its one I know Ill read again and again. I think its easy to ignore or confuse our feelings because they can be super deceptive. Judah helps work through all those feelings and sort them out and help your soul to be even.
*Disclaimer: I received this book from Nelson Books via Booklookbloggers*
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