LOVING GOD, LOVING OTHERS: 52 Devotions to Create Connections That Last | Book Review + TLC Tour

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Today I’m thrilled to share a beautiful devotional from Blessed Is She:  Loving God, Loving Others: 52 Devotions to Create Connections That Last.  I am delighted to have received a complimentary copy because I plan on using it as my 2023 weekly devotional. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson (November 15, 2022)

Hardcover: 208 Pages

Your longing for meaningful connection is a good and holy desire. God made us to love one another, and we love because He first loved us. In Loving God, Loving Others, the ladies of the Catholic community Blessed is She pour their hearts onto the page to invite you into a deeper relationship with the One who loves you in order that you may pour out His love into every relationship in your life and create connections that last.

Over the course of 52 weeks, you’re invited to reflect on six rungs of relationships in your life: your relationship with God, yourself, your family of origin, your family or loved ones today, your friendships, and your workplace. In each section, you’ll uncover:

  • God’s relentless pursuit of your heart
  • Evidence of His promise to heal our hurts
  • How to deepen your relationship with God through prayer and the sacraments
  • The value of healthy boundaries
  • The joy of vulnerability in Christian relationships
  • God’s plan to use community to edify our hearts
  • The importance of prioritizing different kinds of relationships

Six different women in the Blessed is She community share more about their personal stories to inspire you to find health and healing in your own relationships.

Each devotional entry includes:

  • A Scripture reference
  • A devotion written by one of six Blessed is She authors
  • Prompts for reflection
  • Designed full-color pages with original art

By the end of the 52 weeks, you will come away with greater clarity and self-knowledge of the One who loves you and how His love fills you with the compassion, self-control, and kindness you need for every other relationship in your life.

In these pages, may the lonely find comfort. May the tired find rest. May the betrayed find healing. And may the healed ones heal others. We were made to do this life with God and with one another, so come with the hopefulness of forming connections that matter, connections that last.

About Blessed Is She

Blessed Is She is a sisterhood of women who want to grow together in their Catholic faith. The founder, Jenna Guizar, is dedicated to creating beautiful and accessible resources, products, and experiences to foster community and deepen faith, both online and in person. She is supported by more than 40 bloggers and building an online community to foster Catholic community between women, no matter where they are on their walk with Christ.

My Thoughts

Thank you to @tlcbooktours @thomasnelson  and @harpercollins for having me on this tour and sending me a copy for review! 

We were meant to do life TOGETHER. Relationships are so important to healthy living – with your spouse, your kids, your friends, and your neighbors. We were created to be connected to others.  It is definitely something that I lack in my life currently. I have not read this entire devotional yet, but from what I’ve read, I know that this devotional will be the perfect start to 2023! I loved it from the very first devotional, and it can be read down below. If you’re looking for a devotion to help you love others well, I highly suggest this one!

Blessed is She hopes this devotional helps the lonely find comfort, the tired find rest, the betrayed find healing, and the healed ones heal others. To know the hopefulness of forming connections that matter, connections that last. 

Overall I found this devotional beautifully written, and I can’t wait to read through it next year! It has a white satin bookmark, colorful graphics, and beautiful foiling on the cover. It would make a very thoughtful Christmas present. You can purchase Loving God, Loving Others on Amazon

QOTD: What are you looking forward to reading in 2023?

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My name is Elizabeth. I'm a single mom raising my 2 daughters Althea and Cordelia in Kansas

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