Do you have something that is holding you back from moving forward? Is there something that is tripping you up, and making it to where you’re not reaching your full potential? What’s in your life currently that is preventing you from having pure joy? These are some questions I asked myself while reading What If It’s Wonderful? and let me tell you the results were both surprising and not at all surprising at the same time.
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About the BookWhat If It's Wonderful?
Author Nicole Zasowski
Published by Thomas Nelson
on March 8, 2022
Genres: Religion / Christian Living / Inspirational, Religion / Christian Living / Personal Growth, Religion / Christian Ministry / Counseling & Recovery, Self-Help / Personal Growth / Happiness
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What if my hope only leads to disappointment? What if I embrace joy only to have it ripped from my hands? What if my celebration is the cause of others' sadness? What if my joy takes me away from the God I knew so well in my pain?
Author and marriage and family therapist Nicole Zasowski knows what it's like to take a blow that makes it difficult to look to the future with expectation and ask herself these questions. Yet, as she found the courage to celebrate, she discovered God is as present in our joy as He is in our pain.
Yes, God's purpose for us is worked out in our struggles. But what if it is also worked out in our dreams and our delighted joy? In What If it's Wonderful? Nicole helps you:
- overcome the fears that keep you from looking toward the future with joy;
- let go of the lies you've believed about happiness and embrace celebration as a part of spiritual growth;
- approach life with an expectant heart and courage to trust God's good gifts.
With a psychological and spiritual case for celebrating, Nicole challenges you to let go of the habit of practicing disappointment and fully embrace joy, beckoning you to ask yourself a new question: What if it's wonderful?
Have you ever had a book come into your hands at just the right moment? Ever read a chapter in a book on the day that it specifically dealt with things in your life? That’s how I feel about this book – it came to me at just the right time. I have been dealing with some of the issues presented in this book for some time now – some I realized and some I did not. Zasowski forced me to face them head on. I appreciate that in a book.
I love how the book is broken up into essentially three parts – fear, joy, and celebration. In each part she gives us real life examples, scripture, and wisdom to help our walk. I found the chapters to be very relatable – something I find hard in a lot of non-fiction books. It’s almost as if she came down to my level, though I know that’s not the case. I understood what I was reading, and could sit there and dwell on it for a moment or two.
If I had to change one thing, it would be to have the questions with the chapters, or in a separate in-depth question book. Just for ease of looking at them as I’m reading, or right after I’m reading. However, I wouldn’t let that prevent you from reading! I thought it was a great read, providing good insight, and held valuable information.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
About the Author
Nicole Zasowski is a licensed marriage and family therapist and the author of From Lost to Found. As an old soul who wears her heart proudly on her sleeve, she enjoys writing and speaking on topics that merge her professional knowledge, faith, and personal experience. Nicole lives in Connecticut with her husband and their three young children.