Monday, October 22, 2012

TLC Book Tours: Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus by Mary E. DeMuth

Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus Read

Readers discover exactly what it takes to grow in Christ and become like Him.

"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."

Author and speaker Mary DeMuth has been abused, foreclosed, abandoned, and betrayed. She has been pressed and drained till it was too much . . .

But it was just enough to bring her to a place of surrender, piece by precious piece. In that surrender, she found the freedom of giving "everything" to God. And through Scripture, community, and the work of the Holy Spirit, she gives it all over again, every day.

In this gentle "and" challenging book, DeMuth describes the process and the nuances that shape us to be more like Christ. Her words are clear, vulnerable, and thought provoking, and every chapter is infused with Scripture.

Most of all, DeMuth provides personal and practical evidence that there is no greater pursuit than Christ. We must surrender everything, but it does not compare to the "Everything" He is, the "Everything" He gives.

About The Author
Mary E. DeMuth loves to help readers turn their trials into triumphs. Her books include Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God (Harvest House, 2005), Building the Christian Family You Never Had (WaterBrook, 2006), Watching the Tree Limbs, Wishing on Dandelions (NavPress, 2006), and Authentic Parenting in a Postmodern Culture (Harvest House 2007). A mother of three, Mary lives with her husband Patrick and their three children in Texas. She’ll have three novels and one memoir releasing through Harper Collins in the next two years. Look for Daisy Chain in December 2008 and Thin Places summer of 2009. You can learn more at

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My Review:

What a book to devour, and I've underlined a lot of it...sometimes twice!
Question? How do we know what God thinks? Gets your mind going!
Thank you Mary for this down to earth book, that makes you feel closer to God. I loved how you related the story of your daughter. How she asked Jesus into her heart and the evil voices stopped.
There are Eighteen Chapters that are divided into three sections: Head - What We Think, Heart - Who We Are, and Heads - How We Live. There is even an Epilogue: The Everything Life.
I loved the Six lettered word that changes everything...Gospel...oh how true! At the end of each chapter there are Questions for Reflection and Discussion. This book will be kept and reused and reused.

I received this book from TLC Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. Oh, I just started this book last night! I am curious to get to the place @ the voices with her daughter as my sweet girl has a similar (possibly ) situation! Thanks for the review! Nicely done!

  2. I'm glad that this book will have a permanent place on your shelf!

    Thanks for being on the tour.