Friday, February 10, 2017
God's Beloved Daughter By Merrilynn Grodecki - 2 Stars
This daily devotional had many moments of encouragement to be a Godly woman who is peaceful, tranquil and feminine. She spoke about forgiveness, healing, and having a gentle spirit. There were a few moments in this book that completely moved and wrecked me and made me really think about my own life!
Even though this book had moments of great points and fine writing, I can't give this book a positive rating. There were too many things written that did not align with scripture and making sure writers are giving the reader solid Biblical information is important to me. One particular day in this devotional stood out to me, April 29th Merrilynn writes that being in poverty is a disgrace to the Lord. I don't agree with this statement. James 2:5 and Proverbs 22:16 tells us that the Lord will protect the poor from those who try and prosper from them. Proverbs 19:17 teaches us that when we help the poor, we are helping the Lord Himself. If God found poverty disgraceful, He wouldn't speak of poverty so lovingly and eloquently in scripture. There were other times in this book that things did not align with scripture but this one for some reason really stayed with me.
Merrilyn's writing is very inspiring. I just feel it needs to align more with scripture than what it does.
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