Friday, May 23, 2014

book review: A Cause To Be Thankful by Yolanda Shanks

A Cause To Be Thankful by Yolanda Shanks

"Allow me to say it again: the Creator of the heavens, the earth and all therein owes us nothing! However, on the flip side, we owe God absolutely everything!" -Yolanda Shanks

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!
Psalm 107:1 ESV

This small book by Yolanda Shanks has a very important message.
   Having overcome depression in her past, Yolanda is one of the best teachers on seeing all that God has given us and wants us to be. Through seven chapters, she encourages the reader to analyze his or her life and be grateful for what God has done for them. She uses accounts from the New Testament- the story of Zaccheaus and the ten lepers Jesus healed.
I wasn't incredibly impressed by this book as compared to others I have recently read on the topic of God's grace, thankfulness, etc. I didn't find this book well-planned out. Although I think this topic very important, and because of that- I didn't find that this book stayed on topic as much as other books I have read on the topic. I am no perfect person, but the content was pretty basic. I wasn't convicted as much as with another book I read on thankfulness recently.

" So let us proclaim His goodness together , and allow a wail of praise to rise
from the depths of our souls as we consider the fact that God Himself
considered us in our darkest hour!" By Yolanda Shanks

I was pleased to receive this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion of it.