The God-First Life by Stovall Weems

This book was seriously thought-provoking.  In the first few pages it included these “three game changers”, statements that are pretty major.

1.  God has a “way” for our lives.

2.  We don’t have to carry the weight of our life alone.

3.  Gods way is better than ours.

The book is built on these three things, and everything you read comes from an understanding of each one of them.  As simple as they seem to be, they’re actually pretty big!

The chapters dig into those statements, and the author gives some really great stories from his own life that show how he came to those conclusions.  There are a lot of questions for reflection, plenty of verses to consider, and even some sections with questions to consider as you work on each area.  Living  a life that puts God first isn’t easy, the author never says that it’s easy, but he does give a great frame-work for being able to put things in the right order… and not just in your head, or on paper, but in real life.  I appreciated that, because so often books about things like this are full of things that sound or seem good, but they don’t have easy ways to apply them to your life.  This book makes things easy and straight-forward, and it really made me walk away feeling like I had a good plan to follow.

Early in the book, I read these sentences:

To fully experience the God-first life, you absolutely must come to understand God’s unmistakable love for you and complete acceptance of you… you cannot go far in your life of faith until you come to understand and embrace this amazing reality.  Your position in God’s family is secure.

I’m sure that I wasn’t the only one who needed to read that.  This book has the ability to profoundly impact lives, and I think that it’s going to be great for many other people’s lives as well!

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for my honest review.  I was in no way required to write anything positive – the thoughts and opinions expressed here are completely my own.

The God First Life


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