For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working my way through a new devotional from Levi Lusko called “Take Back Your Life“. You may recognize his name from some of his previous devotional books (“I Declare War“, “Swipe Right” or “Through the Eyes of a Lion“) or because he’s the lead pastor of Fresh Life Church in Montana.
I’ve really enjoyed Lusko’s writing and style. It’s very invitational for me and feels like I’m having a conversation with him as a writer and he’s just sharing perspective and insights from his experiences and the wisdom that God has given him to share with others. And if you’ve got kids, there’s a free 4 day devotional you can do with your kids available in PDF format.
The “Take Back Your Life” devotional book is a 40-day guide, but each day is a very enjoyable and easily digestible chunk of content. There’s a Bible verse(s) for each day along with a short devo that’s usually no more than a couple of pages and each day ends with a prayer. I like the prayer portion as our local church has really been leaning in to helping us really learn how to pray. I know some people think it’s weird to read someone else’s prayer but I believe when we combine those words that may have come from someone else, with our own thoughts and challenges or praises for the day, we begin to connect in conversation with God in a different way than perhaps we have in the past. I know when I was younger and earlier in my faith, sometimes starting to pray felt like staring at a blank canvas in front of me and my expectations wanting to provide some artistic masterpiece. Now I’m believing more that prayers are sometimes more accurately thought of as something scratched down on a napkin in a hurry, but what’s written down and noted is of tremendous value and importance. It’s not in the delivery of words per se, but in the posture of our heart in sharing those words from within that really connect us with God.
“Take Back Your Life” is a great devotional if you’ve been thinking of starting to journal more regularly. Each day wraps up with an interactive session for the reader to “Breathe, Think, and Live”. This section usually consists of a few different questions you ask yourself and answer. Perfect for journaling when you can’t always think of something to write and have a small case of journaler’s writing block. Something I wish I’d actually started when I started my reading of this devotional would have been to use these questions as a jumping off point to jump start more regular blogging entries to publish here. I believe some of the discussions that could have gotten started in the comments each day would have been interesting.
If you take a gander over there at my photo of the cover of the book, you may have noticed there’s two copies of the book. You know what that means? Yep! You guessed it! I’ve got a copy to give to someone completely free if you’re interested. I’m going to make it very easy to be entered into the option of winning and give you a variety of ways to win. All you have to do is one of the following tasks, but you can do more than one and each one will count as an entry to win. I’ll pick a winner randomly based on all the entries received from the task options below and get your book out to you in the mail or maybe bring it to you in-person if you’re near me.
So, to enter, all you need to do is one of the items below, but feel free to do more to increase your chances of winning this great new book by Levi Lusko!
- leave a comment on this post about an area of your life you’d like to take back and realign with God’s will for that area in your life
- Find my post about this review on Facebook and “Like” the status
- Find my post about this review on Facebook and “Share” it on your wall
- Find my post about this review on Facebook and leave a comment there
- Find my post about this review on Twitter and retweet with a comment
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Thanks for reading and hopefully for entering my giveaway for a copy of the “Take Back Your Life” 40-day devotional book by Levi Lusko. If you don’t win, I do really encourage you to pick up a copy of this book on your own. I really do believe you’ll enjoy it. In the meantime, I might encourage you to also just connect with Levi and follow him on his social media accounts. He frequently shares insightful, encouraging and challenging words there as well.
- Website: levilusko.com
- Twitter: @levilusko
- Instagram: @levilusko
- Facebook: Levi Lusko
- YouTube: Levi and Jennie Lusko