Do you stress over making decisions? Does the possibility of making the wrong choice paralyze you? In The Choice Is Yours: 52 Choices for Happier Lives, Barbara Dahlgren explores decisions we face daily. She does so with the spiritual insight and practicality developed through fifty years of ministry. The Choice Is Yours is drawn from Dahlgren’s blog, Barbara’s Banter: taking my faith but not myself too seriously, and is suitable for a devotional or a Bible study tool. Each chapter includes practical suggestions, a key Bible verse, and the option for the reader to jot down their own tips for making better choices in daily life.
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This volume is a nicely crafted compilation of 52 well-written entries centered on the topic of choice. I especially appreciate this author’s writing style and length of entries. Each “choice” includes well-placed quotes and Bible verses, and provide the reader with enough to earnestly consider and apply without overload. The reader is lovingly reminded that the choice is yours as to how to use this book as a means of drawing closer to God – perhaps one choice a week, individually and/or with a group. An excellent gift book, and one I will be sharing with others. Valuable content and highly recommended!
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book. A favorable review was not required, no compensation was received, and all views expressed are my own.
More from Barbara
When my granddaughter was in preschool, she came home one day and was sad. Her mom asked what was wrong. Sophia replied, “My teacher said I didn’t make good choices today.”
I always felt her teacher had a great deal of wisdom. Instead of saying Sophia was naughty or bad, she planted a seed of thought into her little life about making better choices. Better choices lead to happier lives. In a way, that was the inspiration for my latest blog theme which led to this book.
My first book was called Zorro and Me. It was about my husband, whom I’ve nicknamed Zorro, and our experiences in 50 years of ministry. Usually known as a humorist, I try to intersperse a lot of personal experiences in my speaking and writing.My philosophy is to take my faith, but not myself, too seriously.Click To TweetI think we would all be happier if we chose to laugh more and criticize less.
Here’s a little quiz to get to know me better. Which one do you think is false?
- I was born many years ago in the foothills of the Ozarks in a town with a population of 10.
- While on a mission trip to Nigeria, our children were held captive by the police for a few hours.
- My son was unexpectedly born in a hotel room while we were traveling, so we used a dresser drawer as a baby bed.
- I’ve mounted a camel near the Great Pyramids in Egypt, climbed the Great Wall in China, leaned with the Tower of Pisa in Italy, and been on safari in Kenya.
- While on a teen trip touring the White House, one of my children became ill, so the Secret Service took him outside where he barfed behind a big bush on the White House lawn. It’s the one on the left when you look at pictures of the White House.
Guess what! They are all true. There’s more, but I don’t want to give all my secrets away today.
To celebrate her tour, Barbara is giving away the grand prize of a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.
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Debbie P saysNovember 30, 2019 at 3:40 pm
This sounds like an amazing book.
Emma saysNovember 30, 2019 at 9:14 pm
This sounds really encouraging!
Caryl Kane saysDecember 1, 2019 at 12:44 pm
Thank you for sharing this wonderful devotional.
Julie Waldron saysDecember 3, 2019 at 7:10 am
This sounds like a wonderful and helpful book! I love the cover.