A Confident Heart by Renee Swope. K likes. Powerful promises & daily encouragement to live with confident faith! You’ll find me at wope. com. A Confident Heart. Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or valuable enough?Do the words you say to yourself, or hear from others, make . A Confident Heart gives voice to the questions, doubts, struggles, and hopes so many women have. Author Renee Swope shows women how to identify.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Often the saope obstacle to living out our faith is our own doubt–about our worth, our abilities, our relationship with God, and situations in our lives. A Confident Heart gives voice to the questions, doubts, struggles, and hopes so many women have.
Author Renee Swope confient women how to identify, overcome, and even use doubt in order to live confidently in God’s power, Often the biggest obstacle to living out our faith is our own doubt–about our worth, our abilities, our relationship with God, and situations in our lives. Author Renee Swope shows women how to identify, overcome, and even use doubt in order to live confidently in God’s power, truth, and grace.
Perfect for women’s small groups or individuals, A Confident Heart is an authentic, insight-filled and encouraging message for any woman who wants to exchange destructive thought patterns with biblical truth that will transform the way she thinks, feels, and lives. Paperbackpages. Published August 1st by Fleming H. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about A Confident Heartplease sign up. Lists with This Book.
Apr 03, Jamie rated it really liked it.
Religious books are very hit or miss for me, and I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to read this book. Did I really need another Southern Christian woman telling me my life is incomplete because I don’t have a master husband and children to raise? So I began this book as a heavy skeptic. Swope is far from perfect. She calls her husband cuss words in front of confldent children. She is quick to quit and walk away from challenges. She suffers from anxiety and depression and has been medicated at moments in Religious books are very hit or miss for me, and I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to read this book.
She suffers from anxiety and depression and has been medicated at moments in her life.
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She also believes conifdent she is exactly the way God wants her to be. Women today are under a lot of pressure. To have the perfect family. To have the perfect career. To look a certain way.
Swops a certain way, and have it all at once. Swope claims that we don’t have to be any of that. God created us to live our lives the best way we know how and to use our experiences to help each other. We can throw all of that other stuff out of the window and just say, “God is enough. And she admits that you will not perfectly live into that mantra every day.
Anyone who seems to, well, you don’t really know what is going on inside someone else’s head. And anyone who says they do, is a liar. That also takes a lot of pressure off. We aren’t going to be perfect. All that matters is that we focus on the gifts we have because we all have them, and we should get to know them to make confixent lives and the lives of others as amazing as possible.
I also like that this book doesn’t claim that if you just give everything over to God he will make you wealthy, or always happy, or anything like that. God doesn’t promise those things, and Swope doesn’t either. The simple message is that if we take the time to know ourselves and know God, we will have the confidence to tackle our passions, which is all we are meant to do in the first place. My favorite quote from the book,something I struggle with, page It sounds godly, but in doing so we risk shutting down a place in our soul where God’s dreams and gifts are waiting to be revealed.
It’s not self-seeking but God-seeking to intentionally get to know and become the woman God created you to be. Aug 04, Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Have you ever read a book contident you felt like the author must have crawled inside your mind, and read your thoughts? That’s exactly the feeling that I had as I read this book. How does she know me so well? I could relate to so many heat the things that Renee shared and felt.
We all know the feelings of fear and worry that stem from self-doubt, but we know through our relationship with Christ, that we don’t have to live in that place. When we are in Christ, we no longer have to live in bondage. Ren Have you ever read a book where you felt like the author must have crawled inside your mind, and read your thoughts?
Renee has taken her life’s circumstances and her “mess” and used it to bring glory to God through her ministry.
She writes from a place of wisdom, insight, and biblical knowledge — she shows that she is living proof that God can take our ashes and turn it into something beautiful. As a woman with a “mess” of my own, I find it very encouraging to know that I am not alone in my struggles. I don’t have to stay down when I fail, I can rise up again Proverbs He’s not finished with me yet! Through her inspiring book, Renee gives us practical answers and solutions to what we can do to overcome our fears and doubts.
She also reminds us that we won’t have a confident heart hear because it’s possible, we will have to take action. She tells us that we have to get intentional about turning to God’s thoughts toward us, every day.
I especially appreciate how at the end of each chapter she has a scripture-based prayer that leads us to “Praying God’s Promises. By stepping out of the shadow of our doubts and vy in God’s truth and His promises, we can live with A Confident Heart.
I highly recommend this book, and I thank Renee for being so honest and transparent in sharing her story with us. Oct 21, Angieleigh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I admit, I went into this with the “knowledge” that I wouldn’t be more confident in my walk with God or as a woman. Thankfully, I was wrong. Renee offers up testimony on the times in her life – past and present – where she wasn’t feeling very confident. From near panic attacks to hewrt old fear, Renee has learned how to not only listen for God’s voice, but to apply Scripture to those times w I read A Confident Heart as part of the Proverbs 31 Ministry Online Bible Study and am so glad that I did!
From near panic attacks to plain old fear, Renee has learned how to not only listen for God’s voice, but to apply Scripture to those times when she needs confidence most.
I found her journey real, the Scripture easy to remember, the questions not always easy to confidnt, but worth swo;e in order to move from timidity to confidence. There are Scripture based prayers at the end of each chapter along condident about seven questions that at times can feel like a hundred when you’re being brutally ernee with reenee only yourself, but God as well.
I highly recommend reading this as part of a bible study. It can definitely be read alone, but I promise you that you are going to want encouragement from your sisters in Christ – especially when the chapters get a little too hard to get through on your own. Don’t give up, though. Confidence is right around the corner and it’s such a beautiful thing! I suggest the following materials: They will all come in handy.
This is not a one shot deal by any means; I plan on revisiting heary book anytime I feel my confidence wane. I also purchased the Confident Heart Devotional which I will be putting to good use in the new year!
Aug 30, Laura rated it it was amazing. Is it a step-by-step formula?
No, but it confifent a daily renew My Review: No, but it is a daily renewing of your mind. She covers such topics as: Her story format makes it easy to relate to, is used to encourage you, and lets you see you are not alone in this struggle. She shows where she and the other women were and how God changed them through His strength and Word.
You will easily see yourself in renfe of the stories.
A Confident Heart: How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Live in the Security of God’s Promises
The voice of the Good Shepherd, who has plans to give you a future and a hope. I think the book would be of greatest value if you study with at least one other person, as accountability to another friend or group of ladies will make your journey more transparent. No monetary compensations was exchanged. I started reading this with a group of ladies at my church. After reading, I feel that this book is one that I will probably read every day.
There is so hesrt truth that women can relate to and so many stories and scriptures to support the truths listed. There are discussion questions after each chapter to help heaart think through ernee lesson and learn more about yourself and relationship with God. This book impacted me greatly and I would recommend it to anyone. Sep 03, Ibjoy Hannabass rated it it was amazing.