Monday, March 28, 2016

13 Weeks to Peace

13 Weeks to Peace
Jennifer Jill Schwirzer
We often experience guilt for things that happened in the past. But is this how God wants us to feel? The author uses thirteen chapters to show how God loves us, heals us, and nurtures us. He wants us to find peace in Him. Each chapter contains stories from the author's personal experience or the experiences of her clients. She ties in scripture to illustrate her points. Scattered through each chapter are exercises or worksheets that can be found in the back of the book. These worksheets give a better idea of the concept the author is trying to present. Each chapter ends with discussion questions that relate to the topic.

I picked this book because I'd heard about the author. The title and description sounded like it would be a good fit for our small group at church. The book was very heavy on the psychology and light on scripture. The author talked a lot about herself and gave very few practical insights that the every day person could use. It really felt like she was making the assumption that everyone was severely damaged and wrote the book accordingly. It was incredibly boring to those of us without a mental health degree. We only made it five chapters into the book before my group rebelled and chose another book.

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