Awaken My Heart
Awaken My Heart: 52 Weeks of Giving Thanks and Loving Abundantly: A Yearly Devotional for Women can be summed up in one word: exquisite.
Author Emily Wilson Hussem has crafted a book that exquisitely explores the love of God for His cherished daughters. Her weekly devotions are designed to aid women to flourish in the spiritual life.
Her reflection on peace will resonate with many:
"Peace doesn't depend on the messiness of your current moment; it's about finding yourself in the heart of God to say, no matter what is happening in my life today, God is my refuge. He is my rock. He makes all things work together for the good of those who love him (Rom 8:28)."
Hussem includes "Soul Exercises" which help to stretch our spiritual muscles so that we can grow stronger in the love of Christ. Each weekly devotion ends with "Your Heart's Prayer," which gives voice to the longings within the female heart.
Awaken My Heart is, by far, one of the best spiritual books I have read this year, and I plan to return to it again and again in my walk with Christ.