Life can be downright “messy” can’t it? Have you ever felt as if there was something missing in your life, or had a longing for MORE that nothing could satisfy? Have you ever wished for a different version of your life? How about a different version of YOU?
That is what author and speaker Tammie Head was longing for when God met her and rescued her from a life in the sex trade industry, by personally whispering to her heart,
“You were made for more.”
I was thrilled when I was asked to review this book, especially since I relate so personally to the subtitle, “From Messes to Miracles”, in my own life. From the time Tammie Head began her personal walk with Jesus she had a hunger to learn everything she could about the God who had saved her and a passion to share His Word. Though she has been teaching the Bible for years, in this book she steps out in faith for the first time to share her story, and even as she wrote she found herself wondering what people would think of her when the messiness of her life was revealed, how others would respond to hearing of the less than lovely places God had rescued her from. The wondering was stopped with the question,
“Do people know how good your God has been to you?”
In this inspiring story of God’s redemptive power, Tammie shares her past but her focus doesn’t remain there long as she turns our attention to God, the Redeemer, the One who changed her life. She states that,
“Any significant change in our life begins with encountering God first.”
Tammie’s writing inspires us to seek after MORE of God than many of us have ever done before, in our normal routine of going to church, reading a daily Bible passage and saying a prayer. She talks about how our Christian culture has raised us to dress up and put on happy faces no matter what’s going on in our lives because “good performance is highly esteemed.” She stresses the necessity of inviting God into all the messy places of our hearts so that He can bring about healing. Wide open hearts is where our encounter with God begins!
Are we ready for MORE in our lives? It begins with seeking after MORE of God. And, “If we want more of God we must let God do more in us.” This takes surrender.
In this book Tammie will lovingly teach what it means to fully surrender and the steps to walking with God. She will ignite in you an excitement to know God the way she herself has come to know Him. She will inspire, encourage, exhort, convict, and, in the end you will want to jump on board for an exciting life of MORE!
I recommend this book to all believers, new and old in the faith. For new believers, this book will teach you how to experience MORE of the same miracle working God we read about in the Bible, and for more seasoned believers, it just might stir up something new and exciting in your faith as it challenges you to stop doing Christianity in the same old way. For both groups, this is a great book to read and to share with an unbelieving friend!
As BETH MOORE said of Tammie, “This young woman is a gift to the body of Christ. You will love Tammie Head and you will love what God does through her. Above all else, by the time she’s done with you, you will love her God.”
I love Tammie Head and her God. I feel like I’ve come to know her personally after reading her story and I believe you’ll feel the same way too! You can find the link to order the book MORE on my sidebar under “A Few of my Favorite Things” . . .
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You can also enter to win a copy as Icon Media has generously offered a FREE copy of the book to one of my readers. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on March 31st. Please don’t forget to share this review with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. You just might change a life!
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