Time to Reset -- a Mommy Time Review


Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Have you lost your job? Perhaps your home? Or other major life change? Or perhaps it is just getting through this pandemic? Are you fearing life going back to "normal"? I know the idea of crowds does not excite me any time but especially as the mask mandates are beginning to go away. Today's book is just what we need. It is Time to Reset by Karen Brown Tyson. 

From the Publisher:

Has your life been interrupted? Do you want to know how to move forward? It's time to stop running in circles. When we experience setbacks and disappointments in life, God is ready to not only offer refuge but is prepared to provide redirection.

In Time to Reset: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Sidelined, Disappointed or Knocked Off Course, Karen Brown Tyson helps us:
learn how to surrender to God's plan,
become the best version of ourselves, God created us to be; and
refresh our faith.

How can we get our lives back on track and find time to connect with God? This 21-day devotional will show you how to reset your mindset to move forward with renewed strength.

This book is now available for purchase on Amazon, Thrift Books, and Barnes and Noble. You can also add this to your GoodReads reading list.

From Me:

This book is written about a time Karen was laid off. There are several references to it but it is also about moving forward after a disappointment or change. Covid-19 definitely through everyone for a loop. My state has now lifted the mask mandate for people outside when they can social distance. It still amazes me the number of people who are getting on airplanes and the number keeps going up. I have not left my state for over a year. The idea somewhat scares me. Though I do think this summer we will at least take a trip to New Hampshire. This book will help me take those steps. It is a 21-day devotional. Each day opens with what she calls "Note to Self" but I would say is a pray to help open your devotional time. Then there is a scripture reading, usually a couple of verses. Then Karen shares something from her own life that relates to the scripture as well as more meaning from the Bible. Then there are her "Timeout Takeaways" that go into specifics of things one can do to bring this scripture into his or her life. Then each day ends with "Grateful", "Listening", "Observation", and "Witness". Grateful asks for something the reader is thankful each day. Listening suggest something to ask God to help the reader with that day related to the devotion. Observation suggests reading a chapter in the Bible (usually from which the scripture was taken). Witness gives a specific thing to share with someone about God working in the reader's life. Every once in awhile she also includes "Words of Advice" where she expands on the lessons even more. 

The lessons are wonderful. They are very Christian oriented. Her explanations from both her life and the Bible always relate very well with the scripture and message for the day. I enjoyed reading this book. As someone who does not do as much of the witness section I read it and thought about the specific times in my life without sharing them and that was fine for me. Since it is a devotional and not discussion group each reader can use the questions and suggestions as he or she prefers. I loved how her stories related to the message and also got me thinking about my own life stories. My only complaint about the book was that the format was not great. Sometimes the headings are on one page and the rest of the section is on the next at least in the print version. It is a minor thing but thought I would be honest with you. Otherwise I truly enjoyed this book. I found the readings short enough to do each day yet powerful enough to get me thinking and truly wanting to start again. I hope you will check it out!

About the Author, Karen Brown Tyson

Karen Brown Tyson is an award-winning author. Her first book, Time to Refresh: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Laid Off, Fired or Sidelined, was named 2019 Finalist in the Religion: Christian Inspirational Category of the 2019 Best Book Awards.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in English from National University. In addition, Karen has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry and postgraduate certificates in Christian Leadership, Theological Studies and Biblical Studies from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity. Her ministry concentration focuses on the expository teaching of the Word of God in the areas of spiritual discipline, discipleship, leadership, apologetics and New Testament theology.

Karen has served in God’s kingdom in a variety of ways including her most recent assignments with the Deacon's Wives, Women, Evangelism, Social Media and Helps ministries at her church, Elevation Baptist Church. Karen also serves as the Dean of the Elevation Bible Institute where she teaches courses on spiritual discipline, evangelism, and Christian apologetics.

She is a graduate of the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild apprentice program. As a writer, she has developed several Christian ministry tools and training materials for her local church.

Karen and her husband of 25 years, Kelvin, have one son and they live in North Carolina.

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