Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Confident Heart : How to Stop Doubting Yourself & Live in the Security of God's Promises



Step out of the shadows of self-doubt to live with a confident heart

Ever feel like you're not good enough, smart enough, or valuable enough? Renee Swope understands. Even with a great family, a successful career, and a thriving ministry, she still struggled with self-doubt. Sharing her own personal story, Renee shows you how to rely on the power of God's promises to find the security you need and the confidence you long for!
  • exchange fear-filled thinking with faith-filled believing
  • fail forward when life or sin sets you back
  • embrace your God-given purpose, passion, and personality
  • see beyond who you are to who you are becoming in Christ
Powerful scripture-based prayers are at the end of each chapter, along with Bible study questions and a chart with thirty-one promises to replace our most common self-doubts.

My Review:

This is such an amazing resource however you want to approach it. A great, inspiring read cover to cover, it's also valuable to zero in on one chapter that you feel will can touch your life right now.  I love how Swope describes doubt as distorting shadows that mask truth. The imagery of a flock of shadows dogging my heels has really helped me gain perspective.

Swope has an easy, empathic writing style and is generous with scripture references, stories and uplifting quotes. And what she says makes sense. Encouragement rings out from every chapter and one of my favourite resources is a wonderful 'doubt' chart she added in at the end of the book. It lists common 'doubt talk', counters each one with God's truth and then backs it up with Powerful Promises in the form of scriptures. A great at-a-glance pick me up any time of day or night!

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like to win a copy of A Confident Heart, please leave a comment below (including your email using AT and DOT instead of @ and . ) Or you can email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca.  Please put A Confident Heart in the subject line. The draw will be held tomorrow, so if you would like a chance to win this book speak up now! Open internationally.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


  1. I need all the encouragement I can get, this sounds like an uplifting book. Please include me in the drawing!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

  2. Consider yourself entered, Merry! Good luck!

  3. i have read many, many wonderful comments on renee's book...thanks so much, kav, for the chance to read it myself :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  4. This sounds like a great book to have as a keeper on your bookshelf. I have added it to my wish list of books to buy. Thanks for the great review.