Tuesday, September 2, 2014

for the Hard Days...

I have days... hard days... just like anyone else. 
That is my life, probably your's too.

"So pull up a chair if you're feeling tired, if you're discouraged, or if you just feel a little empty inside." Holley

Holley Gerth, author of the book

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

is an easy writer to follow.  A couple of weeks ago, I received her new Book and began reading it that night. I kept it on my night stand and began reading it before I went to sleep. 

After the first few days, I found myself also picking it up and reading it in the morning. I enjoyed it. I looked forward to each new chapter. I even went back and re-read a chapter or two, just because I enjoyed them. My days seemed to be clearer, maybe a little brighter. I looked forward to my time with this book.

Chapter 18 is just one of my many favorites. It begins with:

She stands alone after the service ends".  I walk up next to her and gently ask "How are you?".  She answers "It is well with my Soul".  I nod because I know she is telling the truth. This isn't a cliche offered  like a Band-aid to protect her heart. She means it.

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days has 52 entries or chapters. Each chapter ends with a prayer with a few lines for you to journal your thoughts.

There is also space for you to journal what you are hearing. Yes, that is right, a space for you to journal what YOU ARE hearing. I found that challenging, because at first I didn't quite understand. But after I had tried it a couple of times, I realized how much I had learned about myself just by thinking about what I was hearing. 

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days, by Holley Gerth is available for purchase on September 2, for $13.99. You may purchase it on Amazon.com in both hardback or Kindle Reader versions. It is published by Revelle Books, a great company with a long history of good books.

It is a great gift idea especially with the holidays fast approaching. I hope you will order it and get one for yourself. I honestly think anyone who reads this book will enjoy it and find it a blessing of words in their everyday life.

Holley has written several other books and they are also available. You can follow Holley Gerth on facebook, twitter, instagram, google+, pinterest and email. Just go to her website and check her out!

Thanks for stopping by!

I loved this book so much
I want to give you one!
All you have to do is leave a comment! All comments left on my blog this week will be entered to receive this awesome book!
A winner will be chosen in 7 days so please check back next Monday to see who it is! 


Disclosure: I enjoy reading! I always have and always will! 

My review of this book is just that, my own opinion of how I liked or disliked this book. I received a free copy of this book from the Publisher in exchange for my review. However, all opinions and summaries expressed are my own, without any influence, and are copyright protected.


  1. You Book sounds absolutely delightful, a definite perspective to every day life, of what anyone would need.

  2. Book sounds great... Glad I found your blog lady!!!

  3. That sounds like a great book!!! I love the idea of the 52 chapters.

  4. I wondered about this book. I like that, "It is well with my soul." I want to live that.
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I love to read and this sure looks like a worthwhile read. How nice to have a giveaway. Thanks.

  6. Sounds like a great book and a wonderful gift to someone who is going through a hard time. Your blog is great.

  7. I will look into this book I believe I need som
    ething like this thanks for sharing

  8. This sounds like an interesting book. I think it would be fun to read it and see where it leads one.

  9. This sounds like a good and inspiring book.
    I'm happy to be a new follower,
    Mary Alice

  10. i am not a reader but this sounds like something i would enjoy!!! i'm glad you did!!!

  11. Your review of the book is inspirational and I enjoy the same type of reading. I'll throw my name in for the giveaway please in hopes of winning, otherwise I'll put it on my book list.

  12. Thanks much for the chance to win.
    It sounds like a book everyone needs to read.
    Good luck on winning my candle giveaway.

  13. I love to read. I also have been going through some extremely difficult times lately. This book sounds like just what I need.


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