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A Book Review on Get Your Life Back by John Eldredge

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

Women of Reverence would like to thank Dedre Zuidersma for her Book Review.


In Get Your Life Back, New York Times bestselling author John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back.

By practicing a few wonder­fully simple practices—or what John calls “graces”—you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you happy most of the time?

  • Do you feel deeply loved?

  • Are you excited about your future?

  • How often do you feel lighthearted?

After reading this book you will…

  • Learn how to insert the One Minute Pause into your day

  • Begin practicing “benevolent detachment” and truly let it all go

  • Offer kindness toward yourself in the choices you make

  • Drink in the simple beauty available to you every day

  • Take realistic steps to unplug from technology overload

These simple practices and others are ready for the taking. You don’t need to abandon your life to get it back. Begin restoring your life here and now. Your soul will thank you for it.

Reviewed by:

Dedre Zuidersma

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I am a wife and a stay at home mom for a 14 month old little girl. I enjoy running, baking and doing pilates.

What drew you to read this book:

The writer, John Eldredge. I haven't read any of his books before.

What impact did this book have on you:

This book helped me with practical ways on how to make time and space for God to minister to me personally. It is a great reminder that God is in every detail and that He wants to spent time with us and bring us rest and peace. We just need to pursue it and put it in to practice on a daily basis, sometimes even a few times in one day.

In a paragraph, what is the main point:

This book gives practical ideas and tools to find peace for your soul and mind within this busy world we live in. Finding and creating space to connect with God and let Him give you the rest everyone so desperately wants and needs. John writes about practices you can implement in your life, so you can live freely and lightly, like Jesus promises in Matthew 11: 28-30.

Who would benefit from reading this book:

Everyone! This book is written to any person, living in this crazy and hectic busy world. Taking a breath to hear from God and have Him minister to you and your heart would benefit and forever change anyone.

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All comments are reviewer's own.

Published by Thomas Nelson and distributed by Struik Christian Media

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