Book Review: Even This | Jest Kept Secret

Even This: Getting to the Place Where You Can Trust God with Anything

Title: Even This: Getting to the Place Where You Can Trust God with Anything
Author: Emily Belle Freeman
Genre: Religion (LDS)

Blurb

Even This invites readers to make room for daily personal experiences with God. From the very first page readers will walk down a spiritual path meant to remind each of us that God will meet us in the unexpected, bringing His goodness, giving us cause to trust, reminding us of His capacity. Filled with deeply personal stories about holding onto belief, daring to trust, and longing for understanding, Even This chronicles one woman’s quest to find God in the everyday moments-with one of the most powerful experiences taking place as she searches for sea shells while walking on the beach-and provides many opportunities for individual introspection. “Yes, God is good and He can be trusted,” Freeman concludes, “and it is the daily discovery of these truths that has the potential to become the greatest journey of a life and lead us closer to Him.”

Ultimately, the author hopes Even This will encourage and motivate readers to:

  • Stop letting fear dictate the depth of your belief through simple daily reflections that will restore your confidence in God.
  • Let go of your need to control by discovering what is holding you back from being completely vulnerable in your relationship with God.
  • Diminish the power of doubt by coming to understand why the place of deepest asking is where the believing begins.
  • Learn how to trust that God may have something entirely different in mind than you could ever anticipate–something better.

– Goodreads

My Thoughts

I borrowed this from the library, but it’s officially on my list of books that I need to own.

Even This is a series of anecdotes that taught the author an important lesson or gave her insight into her relationship with God. The stories are moving and truly brought the Spirit, and I felt both my mind and my heart growing with new understanding. I laughed. I cried. I felt close to my Heavenly Father.

And not only is Freeman incredibly insightful, she’s also a masterful writer. Her prose was lovely and evocative, an absolute pleasure to listen to on a Sunday drive. It reads like a novel, but touches hearts like a General Conference talk. I highly recommend this one.

Score: (5 / 5)

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