“How’s Your Soul?: Why Everything that Matters Starts with the Inside You” by Judah Smith
Genre: Christian, nonfiction.
Published: November 15th, 2016.
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Our lives flow from the inside out, that’s way it is so important to explore the real condition of our inner self. In this book, Judah Smith points out to God as the only One that can finally give rest and stability to our souls.
Honestly, this book impressed me a lot.
This is my first read by Judah Smith, and I was gladly surprised by how well he communicates the ideas God’s placed in his heart. It is as if you were hearing him preach. So funny and profound at the same time! I don’t know how he does it.
I found myself laughing out loud –which is not common when reading Christian nonfiction– and then thinking deeply about life-changing questions, all in the same chapter. That is amazing.
I especially enjoyed learning how are souls are designed to find rest in God alone, and the importance of having people in our lives that can look at us in the eye and tell us “this is not who you are”.
I loved this book from beginning to end, and I promise you that, if you read it, you’ll have a great time.
**I received a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own**
+ “You can’t live on a level you are not on.”
+ “Maybe you have been beating yourself up because it has taken you a long time to recover your focus and your faith. I’m pretty sure that’s called being human.”
+ “Do I live according to who I really am, or do I live according to who people perceive me to be or want me to be?”
+ “Quietness and rest are found not in control but in surrender.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Judah Smith and his wife, Chelsea, are the lead pastors of The City Church in Seattle, Washington. Judah is in high demand as a speaker, both in the United States and abroad. Judah and Chelsea have three children: Zion, Eliott, and Grace.