Review: Eat.Pray.Hustle by Havilah Cunnington

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The only way to truly leave a lasting legacy is to live as a Dream Chaser. We can’t forget our dream is always connected to the big dream of God. God’s dream is for the family. It’s for lasting fruit, and He wants our story to be connected to His GREAT story.

It’s official. I’m a dream chaser. I’ve wanted to do the Eat.Pray.Hustle bible study since the first time I stumbled across the author, Havilah Cunnington’s YouTube page. Somehow, I never made it past the first week – until now.

Initial insights

eatprayhustlecoverEat.Pray.Hustle is a practical guide to creating a lifestyle that enables you to pursue your aspirations. This 20-day devotional tackles four aspects of dream chasing: being a dream chaser, discovering your dream, sabotaging your dreams, and protecting the dream until it is fulfilled.

What I liked

Havilah’s anecdotes give the devotional a personal touch. Drawing on her experiences chasing her goals, she provides tried and tested tips that helped me face my fears.

Each chapter is based on a section of Abraham’s life and she unpacks the biblical principles of dream chasing with clarity and simplicity. At the end of the chapter, Havilah recaps the main points and lists discussion questions that challenge the reader to delve deeper into their own reality.

The chapters are short and divided into four sections with five chapters each. That’s a perfect daily devotional for anyone who wants to do bible study but can’t find the time.

What I didn’t like

Personally, I’m a bit bias where Havilah is concerned since I enjoy shorter, practical devotionals. However, if you’re interested in lengthier theological discussions, this one isn’t for you.

Final thoughts

I’m glad I waited this long to do the Eat.Pray.Hustle devotional. It’s inspired me to take myself seriously, to set realistic goals, and to go after those goals. I’ll probably re-read chapters when needed.

Favourite quotes

“Part of partnering with God is doing your part well and leaving God’s part to God.”

“Everything we do is training.”

About the author

Havilah is a wife, mom, and author who has been in full-time ministry for over 18 years. She has travelled throughout North America and beyond speaking at conferences, retreats, church gatherings and events equipping the church to live with passion, purpose, and power. With their four young sons, Havilah and her husband, Ben, reside in Redding, California, where they currently serve together as the Directors of Truth to Table.

 

 

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Rating: 5/5

 

Buy this on Havilah’s website or on Amazon

 

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My August TBR Pile

“Yes, sometimes I read books because the covers are shiny.”

This year is already eight months in. Can you believe it? Here’s what I’ll be reading, and possibly reviewing – this August.

  1. Broken Earth Trilogy by N .K. Jemisin: I’m doing a Broken Earth buddy read with a group on GoodReads. To celebrate the release of book 3 in the trilogy we’re reading all of the. I started The Fifth Season last week and so far I find Jemisin’s writing style refreshing. I love fantasy but I haven’t  read much in the genre.  I’m looking forward to telling you more about it in my review this months.
  2. Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay:  Another Fantasy Buddy Read. I’m looking forward to this one because I like the cover and the Title. Yes,  sometimes I read books because the covers are shiny. I’m reading it on Scribd but I’ll probably buy a hard copy if I find one. I like shiny books with pretty covers even if I didn’t like the actual story.
  3.  Birthing the Miraculous by Heidi Baker: Heidi Baker is one of my heroes. Her life story is inspirational. Born and Raised in Laguna Beach she left the western world to be a missionary in Mozambique where she is making a difference one person at a time.
  4. Prufrock: The latest issue of Prufrock is out. Stoked. Prufrock is a South African literary magazine. It showcases poetry, prose, and art by established and up and coming writers.

That’s my August TBR pile. What will you be reading?