Saturday, May 2, 2015

Book Review: For the Joy Set Before Us

"For the Joy Set Before Us" by Erica Fye is filled with Biblical truths!

Overview: Ever wonder what your calling is? Do you feel burdened for the nations? If you are willing to follow where God leads you, the road ahead may be challenging, but it will be well worth it if you do not give up. In For the Joy Set Before Us, Erica Fye invites you to journey with her to get a glimpse into the life of a missionary, and to offer insight into what God may have in store for your life.

Dawn's Recommendation: 4 of 5 Stars

What I Liked: I really enjoyed Ms. Fye's glimpses of missionary life and her sharing of what she's gone through and her feelings. Even though I am not a missionary, as I grow deeper in my faith, I appreciate her book and it's sharing of deep spiritual truths and Scriptures. They help remind me of the goal. My favorite chapter was Chapter 9 on Spiritual Warfare and praying through. I felt like this chapter was specially written just for me. God has linked some of what she shares in this chapter with what I am reading in another book and with a devotion from church! All I can say, is God has blessed Ms. Fye and her book! I thank her for her obedience to follow God's will and for sharing it.

What I Didn't Like: At first, I thought the book came across as a little preachy, but as I continued to read I changed my mind. I believe that Ms. Fye's faith is so intertwined with knowledge of Scripture that it just has to burst forth in her writing. So, soon, I didn't mind her style of writing at all or her sharing of Scripture. I've written down many of the Scripture she shared in my journal, so that I can reflect more on them later.

Do you know any missionaries? Or support any? If so, what country are they in?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookCrash in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Hi Dawn, I don't know if you've seen my latest post on my blog. I have a free poetry book on Amazon, Kaleidoscope, for four days, and wondered if you would be kind enough to post a review? With kind regards, Carole.


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