Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Life Is Better at the Beach by Christina Vinson- Book Review

From the publisher: Take long walks. Watch the sunset. Shoes are optional.

This beautiful four-color book of inspirational photos, Bible verses, quotations, and short writings invites you to escape the buzz of the everyday and into the tranquility that the beach offers. Each section of this book will cover a “beach rule” and encouraging thoughts on how you can incorporate that mind-set or behavior into your daily life.
Much of Jesus’ ministry happened along the seashore, where He told His followers about the peace and rest His Father offered them and modeled the best way to live. In the same way, this book transports you to a favorite beach locale and helps you apply rules for beach living to everyday life—rules to slow down, to notice the beauty in the little things, and to incorporate rest into even the most stressful times.
Full of serene images, inspiring quotations, and restful Bible verses, this book will be a natural addition to your coffee table or desk, as well as a lovely gift for that beach-loving friend.
For as the waters fill the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord. —Habakkuk 2:14 NLT

I loved this book. Life is Better at the Beach is, as my son said, right up my alley, as I love God and the beach.  Christina Vinson used a combination of pictures, quotes, and devotions to put me in a beach frame of mind.

First, the major part of this book are the short (1-2 page) devotions. Using the beach as a metaphor, Vinson connects God and His plan, using scripture, to encouraging us to live like we do on a beach vacation. These devotions are easy to digest and contain a lot of good advice.

Aside from the devotions, Life is Better at the Beach contains wise quotes about God and the beach, multiple Bible verses that support the topics discussed, and 15 Rules for the Beach. Additionally, and maybe my favorite part of the book, there are a ton of beautiful and serene pictures, several of which I wish were available as prints.

Overall, Christina Vinson's Life is Better at the Beach is a fantastic devotional book. It is beautiful to look at and enlightening to read. I highly recommend it to any fans of beach living, and anyone wanting a different type of devotional book.

I received a preview copy of this book from the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for an honest review.

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