Book Review: What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days: 52 Encouraging Truths to Hold On To
by Holley Gerth

What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days is my favorite Holley Gerth book so far.  It’s a beautiful little book, colorful, eye-catching, well-designed, and I thought it would just be a perfect gift to give a friend.  I didn’t want to mark up the copy I had so it would still look new and I could give it away.  Alas, I ended up loving it too much and I simply can’t give away this copy.  Besides, I wanted to underline and highlight too much of what she had to say.  So, I’ll just have to buy another one for gifting to others.What-Your-Heart-Needs-for-the-Hard-Days

Each devotional spoke to me.  It seemed to move eloquently and movingly beyond the typical “fluff” of most devotionals while still touching the heart.  She encourages without being simplistic.  She ministers by teaching from God’s Word, not glossing over it or just tacking on a Scripture verse at the end.  Her stories are engaging and always link directly to the truth she shares from the Psalms.

The book includes 52 devotionals, which you could read once a week to last all year or once a day to last about two months.  Each entry includes a brief Scripture verse, a devotional thought, a section called “What My Heart is Saying to You” with a few lines of a prayer that she shares with blank lines for you to finish the prayer yourself and then “What My Heart is Hearing From You” where you can make notes from your quiet time.

This is a lovely devotional for any woman at any time in her life.  For those experiencing hard days, it will bless all the more.  You may want to get a copy for yourself and then maybe some more to give away.

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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