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Lauren Henderson

This book. This book. It is amazing. It turned me into a Linda Dillow fan. For all of you women who enjoy Bible Study/self help books, this is extremely thought provoking - at times not what you want to be asked, but what you need to answer. So great. This book is about finding your fulfillment in God. I read it at a time when I desperately needed to check where my head was. Linda Dillow is so insightful. Her words are strengthening but tender. I still pick up this book now and then when I need This book. This book. It is amazing. It turned me into a Linda Dillow fan. For all of you women who enjoy Bible Study/self help books, this is extremely thought provoking - at times not what you want to be asked, but what you need to answer. So great. This book is about finding your fulfillment in God. I read it at a time when I desperately needed to check where my head was. Linda Dillow is so insightful. Her words are strengthening but tender. I still pick up this book now and then when I need a check. ...more

Allison Ball

Are you looking for a deeper connection with God? Are you wondering when this personal relationship is going to start feeling like a real relationship? Maybe going to church every Sunday morning and reading your bible daily aren't enough anymore. Maybe even your daily prayers are beginning to seem a bit redundant and seeming not to read past the ceiling. If this sounds like you, then this book is for you.I absolutely loved reading every page of this book.

Linda Dillow presented her self as transp

Are you looking for a deeper connection with God? Are you wondering when this personal relationship is going to start feeling like a real relationship? Maybe going to church every Sunday morning and reading your bible daily aren't enough anymore. Maybe even your daily prayers are beginning to seem a bit redundant and seeming not to read past the ceiling. If this sounds like you, then this book is for you.I absolutely loved reading every page of this book.Linda Dillow presented her self as transparent in writing this book. She brought me into a deeper relationship with God.This book may not be think, but it sure is heavy with spiritual gains. I can't speak highly enough of it. As you will see when you read it for yourself. She is serious about giving God her all and generous enough to share what she has learned so that others can find a closer relationship with their Creator as well.

This book is practical, easy to read, interesting to follow and an all around excellent Christian read for women of all walks of life.

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Joy

A beautiful book on worship, soul-stirring and biblical. Worship is so much more than just singing a few songs on Sunday morning, it is a lifestyle of bowing our words, circumstances, hopes and dreams, and very life to the Almighty. Life-changing, one I will return to again and again.

Julie

I will read/digest this more later. I cannot stop thinking about all the wisdom and truth here, and want to go back through the study as well. This is a lifestyle book!

Carrie

We used this book for a bible study discussion group that meets pretty regularly. Throughout the book Linda uses many scriptural references and life experiences from a variety of people to support her points and help the reader grasp concepts. I thought this made it an easier read and helped me relate to what she was saying.

That said, some concepts or activities resounded with me while others simply did not. It was funny that what struck one person in our group as silly or strange would seem to

We used this book for a bible study discussion group that meets pretty regularly. Throughout the book Linda uses many scriptural references and life experiences from a variety of people to support her points and help the reader grasp concepts. I thought this made it an easier read and helped me relate to what she was saying. That said, some concepts or activities resounded with me while others simply did not. It was funny that what struck one person in our group as silly or strange would seem to be exactly what another member of our group needed to read or do and they would find it touching. There was something in this book for everyone in our study, though it was different things for each of us.The first 4 chapters discuss what worship is and suggests that it is exciting too. Maybe, for some of us worship has only been sitting in a pew once a week, but first section challenges you to think of worship in a whole new way and to help you be excited about changing your concept of it. Chapter themes include awakening to worship, finding stillness in your life and expanding your worship experience. Chapters 5-11 are about "bowing" different aspects of yourself to God. That is, letting go of those things or making yourself more like Him in that facet of your life. Examples are learning to bow your words, work, attitude, pain, times of waiting, etc. Some of these were easy, that is I felt confident with them, but other chapters were emotionally challenging or are areas that I could admittedly stand to improve upon. Chapter 12 provides a good resolution and summary to the book. She discusses making scheduled appointments with God - time of worship each day (which is something repeated throughout the book) but suggests that these times can be adventurous, full of awe and something you anticipate - not a boring time at all. She also discusses how you can be worshipping while you are going throughout your day, even during the most mundane tasks. There's a 12-week study in the back. The studies asked introspective questions, referenced scripture and always encouraged worship time. She encourages memorization of short scriptures too. The studies in the back were quality but not overly time-consuming, which was nice.

I'd recommend this if you're looking for something that is easy to read but also spiritually challenging. You could use this one for a group or an individual study.

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Ashlee

My Sunday School class is studying this one. And when i read the beginning I thought i would hate it. Her thoughts on God are not necessarily mine - she describes a level of intimacy that I do not associate with a being that i consider a father figure (great great grandfather really) All that to say if you have that level of intimacy it won't bother you at all and you will jump right in. If you don't; skip that part and go right into the study - you will be glad you did. It has really made me th My Sunday School class is studying this one. And when i read the beginning I thought i would hate it. Her thoughts on God are not necessarily mine - she describes a level of intimacy that I do not associate with a being that i consider a father figure (great great grandfather really) All that to say if you have that level of intimacy it won't bother you at all and you will jump right in. If you don't; skip that part and go right into the study - you will be glad you did. It has really made me think about how my actions as a Christian woman are viewed by others. My favorite chapter so far is chapter 6 "I Bow My Words" - i have THE biggest mouth and very little filter, so this chapter spoke directly to me! I love the story of Socrates and one of his scholars, Pambo. "Socrates gave Pambo the 39th Psalm to read. After reading verse I, "I will take heed to my ways, that i not sin with my tongue" Pambo shut the book and left, saying that he would learn that point first." After several months passed Socrates demanded that Pambo move forward to another verse. He (Pambo) said that he had not yet learned his first lesson; he gave this same answer when asked the same question - forty-nine years later. ...more

Jodi

A very satisfying read and I believe I got so much more out of it because I read it with some wonderful ladies in a Bible study group. It was so nice to connect with them

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and discuss each chapter weekly for 12 weeks! I did not necessarily make every change in the book, but I definitely grew over the three months we met to cover this book! Of course, I still need to grow more but I can see where I made progress!

I loved the book of James 3: 7-8 "For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles a

A very satisfying read and I believe I got so much more out of it because I read it with some wonderful ladies in a Bible study group. It was so nice to connect with them and discuss each chapter weekly for 12 weeks! I did not necessarily make every change in the book, but I definitely grew over the three months we met to cover this book! Of course, I still need to grow more but I can see where I made progress!I loved the book of James 3: 7-8 "For every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race. But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison." I truly need to think before I speak because my tongue does need taming at times and I know how much words can harm.I have also tried to grow in my gratitude and be thankful for all that I have. When disappointed or angry, I need to remember to be thankful for the blessings I have received.

We start our next Bible study in January and I look forward to it!

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Charlesia

Chapter 1

My desire to serve God was good, buy my priorities were out of order. God's Word clearly says that the first and most important thing is this: to love God with all of our being (Matthew 22:37-38). This is the first and greatest commandment. The second commandment is loving others, which includes ministry or works of service (Matthew 22:39). I had reversed these two commandments. It's so important to be able to say, I'm not primarily a worker for God; I am first and foremost a lover of G

Chapter 1

My desire to serve God was good, buy my priorities were out of order. God's Word clearly says that the first and most important thing is this: to love God with all of our being (Matthew 22:37-38). This is the first and greatest commandment. The second commandment is loving others, which includes ministry or works of service (Matthew 22:39). I had reversed these two commandments. It's so important to be able to say, I'm not primarily a worker for God; I am first and foremost a lover of God. This is who I am. All of us need to be lovers who work rather than works who love. But I was a worker who loved. The result was overload and burnout. When our priorities become turned around, and we place more emphasis on loving others than on loving God, we are headed for spiritual and physical exhaustion.

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Jenny

Slow beginning, but so practical, and inspiring. Too many little stories, although they were helpful. She draws from a wealth of personal experiences, quotes, lives of others as well as scripture. She tended to give too many personal examples which made her sound super spiritual (but not prideful). I would have liked to have read more connections with Christ and the gospel at the end of the chapters because the desire to grow in worship is directly tied to how deeply one applies the good news in Slow beginning, but so practical, and inspiring. Too many little stories, although they were helpful. She draws from a wealth of personal experiences, quotes, lives of others as well as scripture. She tended to give too many personal examples which made her sound super spiritual (but not prideful). I would have liked to have read more connections with Christ and the gospel at the end of the chapters because the desire to grow in worship is directly tied to how deeply one applies the good news in our hearts. If Christ isnt at the center, then there is a danger for self-righteousness to creep in. I loved her sincerity, vulnerability and passion for God....more

Kim Dempsey

I know it looks like it took me forever to read this book, however, I was doing it with a group of ladies at our local church. Taking each chapter and breaking them down with numerous opinions was refreshing. Linda Dillow takes you deep into finding that "worship with Jesus" time.She shares several stories from people she's come in contact with and uses every moment to worship and bow to Jesus.

I did enjoy this book very much, it will remain in my book collection for future reference.

Ashley Carmichael

A wonderful study with good practical advice on how to achieve and maintain intimacy with God. As Dillow says, "When we adore Him, worship becomes a completely personal love exchange between God and the worshipper!" This sums up the essence of the book. I also appreciated the mostly practical 12 week bible study that was included and not sold separately. Well done, Ms. Dillow.

Deborah

A lot about Dillow's writing style irritated me, but what I gained from her insights and the study portion at the end of the book far outweighs that. The way I approach prayer has already changed forever, and my understanding of worship has expanded. Beyond the book itself, what God taught me through it is priceless. How amazing is that?

Angie

I don't know if it is me or the book, but I had a hard time getting through it. Perhaps I'm not in a spiritual place right now that allows me to be open to these ideas, perhaps the writing is just not jiving with me. The concepts make sense and appear to be appropriate. This just didn't impact me like "Calm My Anxious Heart" did.

Laura

If you are looking to meet God on a more intimate level, this is an incredible read to help you get there. Worship is more than just the thing we do at church once a week. It is a life position. I can honestly say that this devotional taught me how to worship. Reading this book and doing the bible study completely deepened my understanding of how God wants to relate to us.

Katie Swartley

I tried reading this book for a Bible study with my girls friends and it wasn't for us. We LOVED Calm my Anxious Heart but we agreed we'd need more life experience for this book. Saving it for years from now to try again.

Nini

A wonderful and challenging study book. Will change your private worship.

Sherri

I have read this book over and over and over. One time I read it only to immediately reread it. When I feel spiritually dry, it reminds me how to get back into His word and why I need to.

Pat

My Sunday school class read this book. It is good book, but I think that it is very hard to do the things it says.

Clintandkristin

The most positively influential book of my year (second to the Bible) and among the top of my adulthood. Thankful for this book.

Donna

LOVED this book. Read every chapter a second time.

Cherise

One of the best books I have ever read about worship and the intimacy of surrender. Definitely will re-read so I can hopefully absorb more!

Amanda

Very good, spiritually inlightening. Very hard concepts that leave you feeling both focused and depressed. Concepts you want to tackle but are sadly lacking. Christian Self Help.

Melissa

Amazing book. Highly recommend it to anyone who wants to grow deeply in their relationship with God.

Deanna

Did this as a bible study with a friend. It opened up a whole new world of worship that I never knew before. Practical, insightful and worth the time.

Jennifer

Under whelming, mundane, not much new here. I disagreed with much of what she said:( I finished this in March but did not add it. I can not figure how to fix it so I am using this as a work around.

Jennimiah

Practical, easy to read, deeper than most...

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