A Beautiful Defeat

A Beautiful Defeat: Find True Freedom and Purpose in Total Surrender to God
By Kevin Malarkey with Matthew L. Jacobson / Thomas NelsonA Beautiful Defeat: Find True Freedom and Purpose in Total Surrender to God  -     By: Kevin Malarkey

What’s the key to unlocking your potential and finding the purpose you crave? Total surrender to God! Best-selling author Malarkey explains how Jesus died on the cross to demonstrate what complete sacrifice looks like. Discover how to let go of every area of your life—and receive the meaning, peace, and approval of the Father. 160 pages, hardcover from Nelson.

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A Beautiful Defeat shows why surrender to God is needed and how to surrender to God. Each chapter explains an area of surrender through discussion and real life examples. There are also examples taken from the Bible in explaining the different areas of surrender. At the end of each chapter there is something which the reader can actively do to work on their surrendering to God, as well as a sample prayer which they can pray concerning that specific area.

I loved A Beautiful Defeat, it was an excellent read! I could not stop turning the pages. I really enjoyed the analogy of our surrender to God explained using a junkie’s surrender to drugs as an example. A junkie leaves everything behind, including themselves, when they surrender to drugs. The act of surrendering to God should be done in the same way, leaving all we are and have behind as we surrender to God.

A Beautiful Defeat uses Biblical scriptures to support the author’s main messages. There were many suggestions, examples, and discussions which spoke to me and caused me to act upon them. The content was all easy to understand.

I highly recommend A Beautiful Defeat to all!


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