Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Option Ocean: Navigating the Sea of Possibility A Book Review

Devotional, spiritual, christian books
                                                           
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Option Ocean: Navigating the Seas of Possibility is categorized in the Christian Devotional category on Amazon.com.  

 **Warning, Warning**  It is more than just a book to be read, it is a workbook!   Just published on May 28th 2019, it is the second book in a set of inspirational books written by Kristi Bridges.  Unlike other books (like a good novel), this book is so much better if you take the time to read it as a "guide"!  

How long or how quickly you go through this book, is entirely up to you.  But, if you are searching for meaning in your life, this book should be read slowly and very mindfully.  Each day will bring a new way of looking at your life.

Where most books are broken down into "chapters", Option Ocean: is broken down  into "days".  That is one reason I suggested that it's not a book to be read in a hurry.  It's best taken one day at a time.  There are lessons  for us as we grow in  devotion, understanding  and prayer.  We will take what we understood in the first day and build on that foundation as the month unfolds for us.  Each day there is a "theme" and then there are questions for us to ponder.  Personally I think this book is better when we are prepared to share, with ourselves, the insights and questions that will come to our minds. We will open up our physical, mental and spiritual understanding of God.  To that end I would encourage anyone to have a journal ready.  Use your own style of writing to make points to consider, passages to revisit, and questions that come to mind.

The world today has little time for us to ponder those things that are of a spiritual nature. We are constantly encouraged to live for today, live in the moment and not to think about anything beyond that. Navigating the Seas of Possibility encourages us to live in the moment of course, but to also listen and see the Hand of the Almighty at work in our daily lives. 

Christians are called to do much more than that.  We are called to have a personal relationship with our God.  To proclaim Him in our lives and our actions and be inspired by His Words to us in the Bible.  We are called to worship and adoration to the God who created all things and calls us each by our name.

As Christians we can find living life mindful of God,  hard to do sometimes.  Especially when things happen around us that are not nice, kind or loving.  We can lose our way so easily.  That's why it's nice to have some help and guidance for our individual journeys.  Everyone walks their own path to God through all the trials and tribulations of life.  Your way and my way might be completely different.  But our ultimate goal is the same.  To come to know the will of God in our lives and to give thanks for all we have.

Christian Devotional, Olivia Morris, Book Reviews
                                       
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Navigating the Seas of Possibility would be a great book for any Christian that is questioning their faith.  It's not a book just to be read, but rather, it is called to be "lived".  It is a workbook for  Christians, all Christians.  After reading the introduction you will already see that this book is more than words on a page or a story to keep our interest.  It is a call to action, a call to prayer, understanding, and a call to search for God in our lives.  It is also a call to remember Gratitude, Love, Peace and Joy!



Christian devotional, faith workbook, spiritual book, Olivia Morris
                                       
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My hope is that during the summer months, when you get a chance to sit back and relax, read one day of Option Ocean: Navigating the Seas of Possibility.  Use what you have learnt and keep a journal.  I bet there are lessons for everyone, but most importantly for you!  This is your life and He knows your name.  



** I was given a copy of this book to read prior to publication, by the author, in exchange for my review.  The opinions stated are my own and no coercion was involved.






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9 comments:

  1. This sound like a good book for a personal retreat -- even if it's a daily retreat into your own backyard. It might also make a good graduation gift. Thank you for this helpful review of an interactive devotional book.

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    1. Barbara, it really is a wonderful book for a personal retreat. Enjoy the great outdoors and let your heart be filled with something "out of this world"! Thanks for your comments.

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  2. My son gets up early each day to have some quiet devotional time before family time and duties begin. This sounds like a book he would truly enjoy having. Thanks for your review, Olivia.

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    1. It really is an amazing book and yes the only requirement is some quiet time to read and reflect. Maybe a few minutes longer if you are using the Journal option.

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  3. I have my daily devotional book on my nightstand. It is easier for me to be consistent when I read at night. I enjoy having thought provoking daily readings. This sounds like one I should check out when I have completed my current book.

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    1. I am sure you would love it especially since it is something that you are familiar with. Not everyone takes the time to indulge their own spiritual identities with life giving and rewarding words.

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  4. This sounds like a wonderful gift for someone of the Christian faith!

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    1. It really is a very interesting book and given as a gift, for someone special would be a very nice option. I'm sure it won't be duplicated, yet the recipient will treasure it for a long, long time.

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  5. I have a friend who would get a lot out of this book! Truly, would be ideal for her! She's hard to buy for and I HAVE to save this one - thank you! When it comes to Christian gifts, it's hard for me to find suitable items for her.

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