X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential - Book Review

★๐”น๐•†๐•†๐•‚ โ„๐”ผ๐•๐•€๐”ผ๐•Ž★ 'X: Multiply Your God-Given Potential' by John Bevere

Book Synopsis:
In this profound book, best-selling author John Bevere relies on a careful exploration of Scripture and uses powerful stories to help you think differently about your calling and why it's so important to God. As you turn these pages, you'll be empowered to multiply your God-given gifts and step into your potential. If you're ready to trade inaction for greater purpose, your journey begins here.

I genuinely appreciated the depth of understanding this book took me to. It wasn't until I read this book that I fully understood the true meaning of becoming ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด of what we have been blessed with, and the necessity of using our gifts to bless and serve, and I'm so glad I did!

Key take-aways for me were:
  • The importance and necessity of using our gifts well to serve -- (your community, your local church, your business/career, those in need, etc)
  • Genuine serving is always motivated by love
  • If we can begin to change our mindset to believe that our life's mission is to build God's kingdom, then we'll begin to do everything in our life -- work, interaction with people, etc -- as a means to building and expanding God's kingdom through the use of our gifts
John Bevere is one of my favorite Christian personal-growth authors and I'm looking forward to reading another book of his: 'Killing Kryptonite'.

My 2021 Reading Challenge

Dec 30, 2021

When I started my 2021 
Goodreads Reading Challenge in January, I was so sure I'd read way more books than 30 by year end, but given the kind of year it's been, I'm just thrilled I got to actually ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ the challenge and even go over by 9 books!

2021 was a really good year in books for me and I look forward to starting a new reading challenge in 2022 with God's Grace and discovering what those new pages have in store for me!

I didn't read a lot of indie books this year due no valid reason other than being distracted by other books and ARCs... but I certainly promise to do better in 2022.

Overall it's been quite a year for some--if not all--of us... many losses, gains, happy moments and heartbreaking ones, but we're still here, and we're still going. I'm so thankful for that and I look forward to a REALLY good year ahead!

Happy New Year in advance Fam! Enjoy the transition and see you in the new year by His Grace!

Latest Reads

 Dec. 21, 2021


๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜: 'A Man Called Ove', by Fredrik Backman⁣
I finally finished this one (lately I've been in the habit of starting a book and then abandoning it because I get distracted by another๐Ÿคฆ)⁣
In all honesty, I wasn't that thrilled about this book. I'd been so sure I'd love it based on the reviews I read on Bookstagram, but I didn't. Perhaps I placed too high expectations on the book.⁣
I did like good ol' Ove, no doubt there. I enjoyed how the book was narrated from his adorable grumpy perspective, albeit in third person. I also loved the stray cat he kind of adopted grudgingly and the way he would talk to and treat it as though it were human. I know deep down he adored the little feline.⁣
Ove went through a huge loss which made him close off, become grumpy, and almost give up on everything else. The book shows how a couple of people (and cat) randomly came into his life and made him realize there was still much he needed to do and get out of life while he still lived. A bittersweet ending, but overall a fairly good read for me.⁣
แดส ส€แด€แด›ษชษดษข: 3.5/5⁣
ษขแด‡ษดส€แด‡ &แด›สœแด‡แดแด‡๊œฑ: Literary Fiction, General Fiction⁣
แดแด€แด›แดœส€ษชแด›ส ส€แด€แด›ษชษดษข: 14+⁣
๐—–๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜: 'Sankofa' (audio book), by Chibundu Onuzo⁣
I just started 'Sankofa' and I'm enjoying the narrator and narration so far. I'm curious to know what follows next as Anna finds out about a father she never knew still lived, and sets out on a journey to his home country to find him. ⁣
Anna, at 40 and recently divorced, is at a stage of her life when she's beginning to wonder who she really is. Searching through her mother's belongings one day, Anna finds clues about the African father she never knew. Anna discovers that he eventually became the president—some would say dictator—of a small nation in West Africa. And he is still alive...⁣
Examining freedom, prejudice, and personal and public inheritance, Sankofa is a story for anyone who has ever gone looking for a clear identity or home, and found something more complex in its place.⁣