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Embracing Trust by Joanna Weaver: Book Review + Giveaway

I love to celebrate Galentine’s Day and #BookLove in February, so I’m hosting an Embracing Trust Book Bundle Giveaway this week! This is Joanna Weaver’s newest book – and it’s so very timely for each one of us! If you struggle to trust God with EVERY part of you life, you are not alone.

Trusting God is something every person finds difficult (whether they admit it or not), but it’s an especially big topic for women. We are the ones who watch over our family members more closely than anyone else, aside from God. We know every detail of what our people are eating and drinking (and whether it’s healthy or not). We know the state of their clothing, their shoes, their hair (it needs to be cut), their teeth (they need to be cleaned), their eyes (he’s squinting more, isn’t he?), how much they’ve exercised this week, what they’re reading, how much they’ve been on their screen(s), if they’ve seen any friends, how their friendships and love lives are going…and most important of all, we are usually pretty aware of the state of their spiritual and emotional health.

Fully Embrace Trust

If some of the above rings true for you, then that’s probably why there are times when you worry! But here’s the good news: While women tend to worry more, we also tend to PRAY more!

Let’s move from a worry mindset to a trust mindset and start fresh with a new look at how to truth God fully in every season, circumstance, and change.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

Joanna’s new book Embracing Trust: The Art of Letting Go and Holding On to a Forever-Faithful God is so timely for us in 2023. Our lives seem to get more complicated with every passing year, but our God is BIGGER than every problem, every issue, every detail of our lives. He’s bigger than every single thing in this world that can tempt us as women to fear.

Book Description

Trusting God. It’s such a cliché. Yet nothing means more to our heavenly Father than when we surrender our lives completely to him and choose to believe he has our best in mind. David modeled that kind of deliberate dependence: as a shepherd boy, as a man running for his life, as a king who made grave mistakes. In both triumph and failure, David looked to God rather than to himself.

In Embracing Trust, Joanna Weaver, bestselling author of the runaway hit Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, shares personal stories, practical tips, and life-changing principles gleaned from Scripture. If you struggle with disappointment from the past, frustration with the present, or fear of the future, Joanna invites you to trust in the Lord with all your heart. Relinquishing control and putting your hope in a forever-faithful Father–that’s the beautiful secret of unshakeable faith. This book includes a 10-week companion Bible study.

Embracing Trust Journal

About the Author

Joanna Weaver is the bestselling and award-winning author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, as well as Having a Mary Spirit and Lazarus Awakening. A pastor’s wife, mother of three, and avid Bible teacher, Joanna loves speaking to women about the powerful freedom that is found in making Jesus Lord and trusting him for things bigger than themselves. She lives with her family in Hamilton, Montana.

Giveaway Instructions & Details

One winner will receive a copy of Embracing Trust (book) and a companion journal.


💗US Only
💗 Participants must be 18+, or have parental consent.
💗 Giveaway is open through February 14, 2023. (Prize will be mailed the following week.)


⬇️To Enter⬇️

💗Comment below and tell me the title of a book you read in 2022 that you loved.
💗Share this with 2 friends.
💗For EXTRA entries, visit my Instagram @kindredspiritbooks and follow me!

Grace and peace,
Rachel xx

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