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Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts

Enjoy Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God s Good Gifts Is It Okay to Enjoy This Life Watching a gorgeous sunset Sharing a laugh with a friend Tasting a sun ripened strawberry Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creat

  • Title: Enjoy: Finding the Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts
  • Author: Trillia J. Newbell
  • ISBN: 9781601428523
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Is It Okay to Enjoy This Life Watching a gorgeous sunset Sharing a laugh with a friend Tasting a sun ripened strawberry Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creator has given.But do you feel free to delight in God s abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear of idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness ofIs It Okay to Enjoy This Life Watching a gorgeous sunset Sharing a laugh with a friend Tasting a sun ripened strawberry Each day is full of opportunities for you to savor the countless gifts the Creator has given.But do you feel free to delight in God s abundant gifts, or is your joy sometimes distorted by guilt, fear of idolatry, or simply an overwhelming awareness of sin s effects on this world Trillia Newbell explains how we often miss opportunities to participate in God s divine delight because we re discouraged, fixated on selfish fulfillment, or paralyzed by guilt Enjoy serves as an encouraging reminder of God s gracious gifts and also challenges women to view all of these gifts from relationships and careers to food and sex as reasons to rejoice in the Lord and grow in our understanding and appreciation of who He is This thought provoking book invites you to explore the truth of God s Word and discover how to nurture daily a spirit of gratitude and deep satisfaction Enjoy will open your eyes and your heart to the freedom of fully enjoying all God has given us

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    About "Trillia J. Newbell"

    1. Trillia J. Newbell

      TRILLIA NEWBELL is the author of United Captured by God s Vision for Diversity Moody Publishers, 2014 and Fear and Faith Moody, 2015 Her writings on issues of faith, family, and diversity have been published in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Desiring God, Christianity Today, Relevant Magazine, The Gospel Coalition, and She currently is the consultant on Women s Initiatives for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention Along with writing, she is pursuing her M.A in biblical counseling from Southern Theological Seminary Trillia is married to her best friend, Thern, they reside with their two children near Nashville, TN.

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    1. I enjoyed this book's playful, personal tone and wise reminders that because of God's love for us, we are free to enjoy life without feeling guilty for taking pleasure in the things that He has created. Yes, the world is broken by sin, and we should grieve and lament, but we can also rejoice in good things.One thing that particularly struck me about this book was how sensitive the author was to people's different life experiences. For example, she acknowledges in the chapter about sexual intimac [...]


    2. God is so good, and He wants us to enjoy life, have a life that is abundant. Each day should be considered a blessing and with that blessing, comes thanksgiving. If you are reading this, you woke up today, that is a blessing. We should all delight in God's Good Gifts. I live at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and I am in awe of His creation. I won a copy of this book in a giveaway and am under no obligation to review. All thoughts, opinions, and ratings are my own.I am now passing t [...]


    3. This book is basically Randy Alcorn's Happiness in a shorter form, with more application and less Hebrew/Greek translation. The ability to enjoy things as gifts from God directly combats the exaltation of frowny-face Christians, who confuse enjoyment with idolatry. Newbell wants readers to avoid the equally paralyzing ditches of idolatry and indifference toward God's good gifts. She doesn't assume that life is a "box of chocolates" but trusts that God gives good things because he is good. I part [...]


    4. Title: EnjoyAuthor: Trillia J. NewbellGenre: Christian, Nonfiction, Women, Self-HelpPlot: Have you ever found yourself enjoying a delicious piece of dark chocolate and then feeling guilty about it later? And then your guilty feelings prompt you to eat more chocolate, less enjoyably this time around? Well, Trillia Newbell's new book will help you to break that cycle by offering you this one radical new thought: God wants you to enjoy that chocolate. Heaven is a long ways away but once we're there [...]


    5. I have some mixed feelings about this book, on one hand there were some excellent moments in which I was in some cases reminded of things in a slightly new way as well as times that certain things that I had read or heard over the years finally made sense to me in the way this author broke it down for the reader. But on the other hand I found myself often feeling like it was expected that I would have forgotten from one chapter to the next that the reason I enjoy God's gifts is out of love for h [...]


    6. Warm, personal, bright. Newbell loves to enjoy the life and world God gave us, and her passion rightfully overflows. She’s particularly strong on food and relationships. At times her reflections hovered at a general/popular level, without diving deep into nuances of texts. All the usual (mostly contemporary) Christian authorities make cameo appearances in supporting quotes. It’s a collection of beautiful biblical pearls aptly strung together, but not a unique gem of a book. (As one reviewer [...]


    7. Mrs. Newbell knows how to stop you dead in your tracks & enjoy your life! I loved her writing style, more relaxed than preachy. The art work on the cover looks so real I actually thought it was a photo! This book is fantastic for the upcoming Summer season, making you look forward for those slow & steady days instead of the rat race days. It would be perfect for any adult!


    8. This was an encouraging read! I appreciated Trillia's real heart and attitude towards many heart issues and how we can truly enjoy God through His many gifts and more importantly because of His character.



    9. Will give you a different outlook on life. You will learn to enjoy the little things and be happy in the moment and phase in your life.


    10. Throughout Enjoy, Newbell incorporated references to Bible verses and also “The Enjoy Project” at the end of chapters – making this read not only perfect for a discussion setting but great for including in personal devotion time. Enjoy can be savored as a light read, but also used as an in-depth tool for spiritual growth. Having those options was one of the best parts of reading this book.Newbell's novel to encourage and show us that God's creation is a gift to us - not meant to cause us g [...]


    11. I enjoyed the book, although it is more geared towards women instead of men. Still has a lot of valuable information and does reference the Bible great


    12. The Blessing of Joy John Piper tells Christians that the chief end of man is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” In his book about how to live out this edict, how to reach our end, our goal, I feel like he’s barking at me. Others have been greatly blessed by Piper’s writing on this, but in reading his book, I felt commanded by someone I had not authorized to have power over me. In her new book “Enjoy,” Trilla Newbell whimsically invites me to live out this dictate of glorifying [...]


    13. Trillia Newbell invites us to dive deep into God-ordained joy in her latest book, Enjoy: Finding Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts. The author kicks things off by laying out that God has given us good gifts and these gifts point back to Him, but there are enemies to enjoying these gifts. She identifies discontentment, ingratitude, and guilt as barriers to properly understanding and freely celebrating our blessings. Over the next 10 chapters, readers learn about practical ways to battl [...]


    14. This book is a refreshing dose of encouragement in an otherwise dark and depressing world right now. Newbell tackles tough topics like sex, relationships, food, money, work (among other things in life) and examines, through the lens of the gospel, how they are meant for our joy and, ultimately, should lead to a deepening worship of the One who created all things. I found Enjoy to be so refreshing because, sometimes, Christianity is known more for what you can’t do or you’re not supposed to d [...]


    15. I'm super excited to finally be reading one of Newbell's books. This author has been on my "to read" good reads shelf for a long time. I found this book both incredibly encouraging and challenging rolled up into one. I even took the time to journal through the questions at the end of a few of the chapters. Throughout this book Newbell touches on what it means to truly delight daily in good gifts from the Lord. Enjoy was a true joy to read. Please note that I did receive a review copy of this boo [...]


    16. In Enjoy, Newbell shares 11 different areas of your life in which God has given you good gifts. We've been gifted so many things - each other, intimacy, work, rest, money and so much more. But more than a book, Enjoy is a journey into what it looks like to actively enjoy all of these areas. She invites us into The Enjoy Project, a journey that examines seven different ways to begin to embrace the gifts that are discussed. I received a copy of this book from Blogging For Books. This review is my [...]


    17. This book shows the many blessings God gives us ever day. So often we forget to look at them, Trillia helps us focus. Think of nature and how it praises God. Read this book and learn how God wants us to enjoy his world.


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