April Book Corner
I apologize for the delay of this post as it was supposed to be out last Thursday but life happens! This month I finished 2 great books, Do You Think I'm Beautiful by Angela Thomas, and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. As always, photos are direct links if you would like to purchase or further look into a book!
Do You Think I'm Beautiful by Angela Thomas
If there is a question attached to the soul of a woman, maybe it's Do You Think I'm Beautiful? When God answers from the depth of His great love, it makes some of us feel like the wallflower who is asked to dance, but we can become distracted from His invitation because of the other lovers, whispers of unbelief, noise and clutter, and because we are sometimes the prodigal, sometimes the elder brother.
To return to the music and strong embrace of God requires a desperate and pursing heart. When a woman chooses to remain in His arms of devotion, God gives the only hope we have, his perfect love, and a beautiful crown.
God is enthralled by the beauty of a woman and calls her His beloved. He widely pursues her heart with romance and intimacy to make her His beautiful bride.
Recommended by a friend, we picked this book up for our March/April Book Club. Starting out I was a little ehh about the book because it seemed to solely be for a woman questioning her beauty and worth and the author trying to relay that God thinks your beautiful. I already knew this, so I caught myself rolling my eyes throughout the first chapter.
But as I continued reading and got into the meat of the book it began to resonate with me. Through her somewhat poetic writing style, Angela talks about distractions and feelings of unworthiness, doubt and fear, and the little things that every woman deals with deep down inside.
Overall it was a pretty cool read and I'm glad I continued to push past the first chapter and see the truth and realness she gets into. I'll give it 3 book marks.
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
"What happens if you never get anything out of this? What happens if you pursue your passion forever, but success never comes? How will you feel then, having wasted your entire life for nothing?"...My friend replied "If you can't see what I'm already getting out of this, then I'll never be able to explain it to you."
When it's for love, you will always do it anyhow.
I always love to pick up a book that inspires me as a creative who is trying to figure out how to express all of these ideas and things that are passionate to me in a cohesive way. Big Magic was that for me.
You may remember Elizabeth Gilbert who is also the author of the amazing Eat Pray Love, an inspiring true story of how she went on a year pilgrimage abroad to finding her true self along with a little love along the way.
Big Magic encompasses many stories of her own personal journey with being a creative through writing. The fear, the courage, the boldness, the unexplainable circumstances where an idea (your idea) is picked up by someone else, and the instances of "Big Magic" within it all.
Truth is, being a creative can be tough and intimidating. Not to mention the thoughts that sneak in and make you wonder if it's all worth it or if it's all for nothing. You have to tell them to shut up and embrace your creative spirit. "So please calm down now and get back to work, okay? The treasures that are hidden inside you are hoping you will say yes." I give this book 5 book marks.
Be awesomely amazing,
xo Vanessa Michele
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