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Open Hands, Willing Heart is like a shot of B12 to the soul so encouraging and hopeful It s rooted in Scripture and includes authentic stores from faith filled women across the globe Mabuni challenges her readers to explore how fully trusting God will change the whole of our lives This would be a terrific book to read with a group of friends. [[ Free E-pub ]] ↡ Open Hands, Willing Heart: Discover the Joy of Saying Yes to God ☜ From a veteran Cru staff member, Bible teacher, and popular speaker comes an invitation for Christian women to discover how yielding ourselves wholly to God, especially in the midst of challenging circumstances, lends new purpose to our livesWe know that the center of God s will is the best place to be, but surrender is easier said than done A host of hurdles, from busyness and bitterness to complacency and control, can prevent us from moving where He directs In this challenging yet warmhearted book, Vivian Mabuni provides an authentic look at what it means to willingly risk saying yes to whatever God asks and highlights a practical path to the deeper joy of a yielded life Vivian has some incredible insight into the Lord, how He works, and how we can have open hands to Him She weaves in personal stories that give practical helps for open handed open heart living I also enjoyed her commentary on Esther, Hagar, and Elijah I appreciated her honesty about frustrations with God and life Her examples were rich with authenticity and I also loved the chapter on building bridges not walls with regards to racial reconciliation and being a learner I am excited for this Vivian has some incredible insight into the Lord, how He works, and how we can have open hands to Him She weaves in personal stories that give practical helps for open handed open heart living I also enjoyed her commentary on Esther, Hagar, and Elijah I appreciated her honesty about frustrations with God and life Her examples were rich with authenticity and I also loved the chapter on building bridges not walls with regards to racial reconciliation and being a learner I am excited for this book to come out in July and I will be rereading it again soon This officially releases July 2019 I can t recommend this book enough Vivian shares from her own experiences and examples from the Bible of how God calls us to live with open hands and willing hearts Though Vivian doesn t perfectly live this out, knowing her in person, I see how Jesus has shaped her and she is the same person in the book as in person I needed to be constantly reminded that God is good and he has good in store, and that looks so differently than my dreams can look He is wort This officially releases July 2019 I can t recommend this book enough Vivian shares from her own experiences and examples from the Bible of how God calls us to live with open hands and willing hearts Though Vivian doesn t perfectly live this out, knowing her in person, I see how Jesus has shaped her and she is the same person in the book as in person I needed to be constantly reminded that God is good and he has good in store, and that looks so differently than my dreams can look He is worth it I have had the honor of listening to Vivian Mabuni speak several times, as I have been involved with Cru over the past few years Every time I have heard her speak, I have been both encouraged and challenged by her wisdom and gentleness So of course, when I heard that she had written a new book, I jumped at the opportunity to dive into her extended thoughts on surrender.Taking the the character of God throughout Scripture, and story of Esther in particular, as her foundation, Mabuni explores wh I have had the honor of listening to Vivian Mabuni speak several times, as I have been involved with Cru over the past few years Every time I have heard her speak, I have been both encouraged and challenged by her wisdom and gentleness So of course, when I heard that she had written a new book, I jumped at the opportunity to dive into her extended thoughts on surrender.Taking the the character of God throughout Scripture, and story of Esther in particular, as her foundation, Mabuni explores what it looks like to live a life of complete surrender to God, his plans and purposes She describes some of the emotional and spiritual obstacles that tend to keep us from living such a life of surrender apathy, entitlement, self reliance, busyness, and bitterness , and then some of the ways that surrender has played out in her life and the lives of her loved ones.Every few pages, there was a new concept or clever turn of phrase that made me stop and think I made it a point to mark such instances of learning with a small brightly colored sticky note, and as I look through the copy I have with me as I write, I can see a flurry of bright yellow and pink Mabuni s perspective is one that is needed and that was incredibly encouraging for me, not only because I a white man from the Midwest need to intentionally seek out voices different than my own including the voices of women of color , but also because Mabuni has insights born out of a deep dependency upon God, years of experience, and personal learning.I am puzzled that the book seems to be directed toward women and I notice this only a couple times, in sentences that seem to indicate the expectation of an audience of mostly women , because there was nothing in the book that was not incredibly helpful for me to hear as a man The specifics of her story as a woman and a wife, and a mother, and a cancer survivor were challenging for me, and I was blessed to figuratively sit at her feet and learn from her.Where Mabuni really shines her exploration and exposition of relevant biblical passages like the stories of Esther and Hagar and the practicalities of how to live out surrender in the nitty gritty of our lives Mabuni has a knack for being able to enter into the emotional experiences that are the context for our surrender, and being able to hear those experiences validated at the same time biblical principles are explained helped me to imagineeffectively how surrender could play out in my life I also really appreciated her discussions of culture in that our culture impacts the way we view God and surrender, and in that a life surrendered to God is a life of building bridges between us and those who are different than us when it comes to culture, background, etcThe discussion questions posed at the end of each chapter would be perfect to process through in a small group, or even by oneself in a journal Several of the questions she posed struck me almost as much as the text itself All in all, I really enjoyed and benefited from reading this book, it met me where I am in this season of my life, it said things I needed to hear, and it will be a book I recommend to others Wow It has been a while since I have read a book so honest, so challenging but also refreshing at the same time Vivian somehow pieced together all these truth nuggets together that felt like your best friend was calling you out but with all the love and gentleness she he would naturally give you.Apathy, entitlement, bitterness, busyness, embracing God s Plan B have all been themes in life lessons for me and I truly believe we all need to re evaluate our lives using this book which is just fi Wow It has been a while since I have read a book so honest, so challenging but also refreshing at the same time Vivian somehow pieced together all these truth nuggets together that felt like your best friend was calling you out but with all the love and gentleness she he would naturally give you.Apathy, entitlement, bitterness, busyness, embracing God s Plan B have all been themes in life lessons for me and I truly believe we all need to re evaluate our lives using this book which is just filled with practical verses stories that leave you connected challenged to live your life s best At the end of each chapter, the discussion questions are excellent for self reflection but I would love to go through this book with a small group as well.Definitely going to buy this book for friends This book is a simple encouragement to the Christian live open handedly, accepting all that God chooses to give and take away, trusting his purposes in all of it She shares stories from the Bible, her life, and the lives of others to illustrate wrestling with God and in the end, courageously trusting him. I found myself still thinking about some point Mabuni made days after I read them Deep, soulful encouragement Highly recommend Open Hands Willing Heart is one of the best books I have read in a long time The message Vivian brings is so timely and well written There aren t many pages in my book that I didn t underline or highlight something I can t wait to read it again in a Bible study or group setting It was an honor and a privilege to be on her advanced reader team. What can I say other than, Vivian gets it The secret to saying yes to God and walking in the adventure He has for you and me is about getting out of our comfort zone She speaks to the heart of the call to Christ s bride We are called to be His bride, every tribe and nation There is a repentance and a reconciliation needed in order for us to experience the beauty of community When we live our lives with open hands and willing hearts, we will taste the life He designed for us.