I find her posts inspirational and encouraging - the kind that keep me coming back to her site regularly. She loves Jesus, her family and her ordinary life. She is Mary DeMuth. Her aspiration? In her own words, "To help you live uncaged - to be able to fully embrace the freedom-infused life God has for you."
Her new book, Everything, releases in October and I'm excited. This isn't your average book. Readers will have the opportunity to "discover exactly what it takes to grow in Christ and become like Him." That's what I'm after...how about you?
When I thought about how I came to know Jesus Christ and reviewed all He's done for me, I was once again reminded that He IS my Everything! (http://www.marydemuth.com/2012/08/contest-star-in-the-everything-book-trailer)
Who is Jesus to you? Consider DeMuth's words, "I don't write this book as a condemnation or as a sermon. The last thing I want to do is provide a 'how to be the best Christian in ten easy steps' guide. I pen these words as a fellow struggler who is learning that what we think about God matters, how we allow Him to reign in our hearts matters, and how we obey Him in the moment matters. It all matters. Everything."
Jesus is the very Creator of the universe, and yet His love reaches out to each of us. His mission on earth was clear, "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost," (Luke 19:10; KJV). He invites us into a personal relationship with Him, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life," (John 3:16). And He promises us His presence, "...and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world," (Matthew 28:20b).
Is Jesus your Everything? If not, I challenge you to let go of what's holding you back and make Him your Everything today!
Endorsements for the book, Everything:
"Let's be honest. Most of us who follow Christ are holding back. We want Christ but are convinced we'll miss something if we surrender everything. In this challenging but tender book, Mary DeMuth invites us to give Him everything in order to experience Him as Everything. In the end, it is the only course that will satisfy our deepest longings." - Michael Hyatt, New York Times best-selling author and former CEO, Thomas Nelson Publishers
"Mary DeMuth beautifully weaves theology with poetry, which makes this book hard to put down. I was struck by the brilliance of her thoughts and overwhelmed by the power of her words. Everything is an honest, passionate account of one soul's thirst for God, and reading it will stir up your hunger - and then satisfy you." - Jeff Goins, author of Wrecked: When a Broken World Slams into Your Comfortable Life
"I judge a book's impact based on how much I underline as I read. Everything has something underlined on nearly every page. It is a book filled with wisdom, yet written from a vulnerable heart." - Marybeth Whalen, author of The Guest Book, She Makes It Look Easy and The Mailbox; founder of SheReads.org