Navigating Change with an Unchanging God
by Sarah Yardley
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 15 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 14 Jul 2021
In this small but powerful little book, Sarah Yardley offers bite-sized explorations on what the Bible says about change and how to navigate it.
Change is inevitable; from our experiences and expectations, to longings, love and loss. For many of us our twenties and thirties can feel like one big time of transition. It’s too easy to feel adrift when so much in society is screaming we should be settled.
MORE > Change invites you to seek the Bible’s wisdom on experiencing change, viewing our shifting circumstances in light of the perspective and protection of an unchanging God.
Part of the MORE > Books series, this is a fresh take on Bible study that is designed to help you carve out more time with God and apply the Bible effectively to your full and fast-paced life. Easy to dip in and out of and the perfect size to slip into your bag, MORE > Change is ideal for young adults, students and professionals on the go.
If you have ever felt uncertain in an ever-shifting world and are looking for a practical alternative to Bible study to fit around a busy schedule, this is the book for you – MORE > Change will deepen your understanding of the Bible, and equip you to face change with a stronger, surer faith.
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 4 members
Thank you so much to SPCK and Netgalley for a review copy of this wonderful book. It's punchy, encouraging and beautifully written. After the year we've had - we need books like this one more than ever which encourage biblical reflection and spiritual rhythms.
A short, sharp shot in the arm of useful advice for navigating change. In this uplifting book, Sarah Yardley reaches for the Bible to explore ways we can embrace and manage change in our lives. No matter how big or small that change might be, the grace of God can help us manage the ups and downs of life. Each chapter explores our response to change, looks at what the Bible teaches us and ends with a prayer. A truly uplifting reading experiencing.
Thank you to the publishers & NetGalley for giving me an advanced copy of this book to review. I found this book fab – short and succint but packed full of knowledge. The last year has been long and complex, but the author talks with wisdom about how to navigate times of change in our lives, while keeping our focus on God. Each short chapter in the book starts with a personal story from the author, then weaves in a story from the Bible which explains the point – perfectly blending the personal and the biblical to really bring both sides to life and make the point perfectly. Each chapter then ends with a prayer. “Our hearts change in ways that we cannot control, and the most significant changes can happen in the quietest of moments”. The author talks about personal change in terms of calling with a clear sense of experience and passion. She says “Pay attention to your sparks. It can be easy to dismiss and bury your dreams, to smother them with practical decisions and procedures”. This hit home. Don’t decide not to pursue your passion for practical reasons, or with the idea of sacrifice/suffering. Your sparks are your passions and you should pursue them. Another part that particularly spoke to me after the last year was this: “When we have run out of prayers and courage and words, God meets us in the silence.” When this book is released, I really want to grab a physical copy because I think reading it again in tangible form rather than on my phone will be like reading it new all over again. I’ve already gone out and bought a couple of other books in the ‘More > ‘ series in the hopes they’re as good as this one.
This little book is a must have for the library of anyone interested in how an unchanging God speaks to us in an ever changing world. It is deep and thought provoking yet very easy to read. It is also highly quotable. Definitely one for my library and I'd recommend it for yours! Thanks to NetGalley and SPCK for ARC.