Saturday, May 13, 2017

Can I Just Hide in Bed 'Til Jesus Comes Back by Martha Bolton Review


(From Goodreads)
Depression, fear, a sense of unworthiness, and unfulfilled dreams can make women retreat to their beds--figuratively and literally--and refuse to face life. Yet most of the time, hiding in bed makes matters worse. Who needs emotional bedsores? Authors Martha Bolton and Christin Ditchfield gently show women how to climb out from under their emotional bedcovers, face their fears and doubts, and step into the lives God has planned for them.

Can I Just Hide in Bed 'til Jesus Comes Back? faces down the fear, depression, and unfulfilled dreams that cripple many women to the point of wanting to crawl in bed--for the rest of their lives. Compiled as a collection of short, mostly humorous and warm hearted stories, it offers readers practical, concrete steps to help them move forward when they are ready. Essays are interspersed with special humor features such as "Top Ten" lists, while "Whenever You're Ready" sections offer Scriptures, journaling questions, and practical suggestions for "putting your feet on the floor" and "taking a few steps forward." The book addresses four themes:

Facing feelings of fear, anxiety, discouragement, and depression
Facing people and relationship issues
Facing the pain of grief and loss
Facing life--and getting yours back
I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review Q&A-

- What did you like about the book and why?  I like that this book covers topics that both men and women face and encourages you to become more uplifted instead of embracing dread and negativity.

- What did you not like about the book and why?  It was well written and easy to follow, the shorter stories are easy to read through, so there was nothing that I could count as not liking.

- What did you learn? The you can overcome more if your mind is involved and not just your nerves.

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  For anyone who worries and fears about things to the point of distraction, because it gives a sense of peace by helping to look at the problems head on with a resolution available.

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