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First of all, the beauty of this book is stunning. I love the soft flowers and the pretty-ness of this book. I think it will make it attractive to women to buy. 

I love the devotions and how each page is well thought out and gives short, doable devotions. As a mother, a devotional that doesn't take 2 hours to complete is necessary and I love how I can do this in the morning or evening and get time with Jesus.
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I struggled with this one tbh. I went into it expecting one thing and got another. Some parts I enjoyed while others I didn’t.
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This beautiful book was a great read. The author put much thought and love into this book. 
Transformed is a devotional that helps readers with those destructive thoughts and has scripture to relate to. 

Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for ARC
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Transformed is an enjoyable devotional designed to either teach you or remind you to take every thought captive to Christ. As a woman, I personally find it difficult to keep my thoughts centered on Jesus and grounded in His truths. The readings are easy to follow yet contain powerful messages that stuck with me throughout the day.  The most powerful tool in our Christian walk is the Word of God and this book is an enjoyable supplement to show you how to apply the Word straight to your heart and thoughts. The pages are colored beautifully and captured my eye from page one.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
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Transformed
Devotions for a Woman’s Heart and Mind

by Donna K. Maltese

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Barbour Books

Christian

Pub Date 01 Jan 2020

I am reviewing a copy of Transformed: Devotions For A Woman’s Heart and Mind through Barbour Publishing Inc, and Netgalley:

Life is difficult we see struggles everyday, watching the news reminds us of the scary things in the world, we see commercials geared towards home security but that does not mean we do not have someone watching over us, or does not mean We are alone.

Destructive thoughts to often become an issue, the things we say or even think to say to ourselves can become dangerous. In this beautiful devotional for women will show us ways to take every thought captive.

Transformed is a devotional that shows the readers to change up those wrong ideas about prayers.

I give Transformed: Devotions On A Woman’s Heart and Mind five out of five stars!

Happy Reading!
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This is a well written book with very soothing colors and pictures. It is easy to understand, but too many of the scriptures quoted were from the Message instead of KJV . I like actual scriptures not paraphrased. Anybody that likes a paraphrased bible will enjoy this book. It just wasn't for me. Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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I really wanted to like the book Transformed: Devotions for a Woman’s Heart and Mind by Donna K. Maltese.  The title itself calls to an inner desire to be changed by God’s power in my life.  And I have to applaud Maltese for wanting to provide women with a “method” (as she calls it) for helping women to take their thoughts captive and make them obedient to Christ.  Maltese begins each day’s devotion with a verse or two of Scripture, usually tying together an Old Testament verse and a New Testament one.  Then she provides a daily reading and a prayer to accompany those verses.  I found many of the topics to be very relevant to women today, and I applaud Maltese for that.  Where the book fell short for me was Maltese’s deep reliance on paraphrases of the Scripture, mainly the Message, instead of actual translations.  Also, as Maltese paired verses from the Old and New Testaments, I’m not sure that contextually they fit together and should be taken as Scriptural truth.  Again, I think Maltese’s idea to pull together this type of resource was great, and I enjoyed some of the readings.  But I just couldn’t fully commit.  I want to base my life on Truth, not just someone’s very subjective pithy sayings-type paraphrase of the Scriptures—and correct handling of the Word of God without taking it out of context.  People who are not as bothered by using a paraphrase may really enjoy this devotional and find it helpful in renewing their minds and replacing lies with truth.

Note: The publisher gave me a copy of the book in exchange for this honest review.  The opinions expressed are entirely my own.
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This book was received as an ARC from Barbour Publishing, Inc. - Barbour Books in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Self-Help and self transformation books have been very popular in our library collection not just for saving lives but just for a reset and a new way of thinking. The writing style Donna K. Maltese adapts to this book is creative and interesting enough that it gets you wrapped up into what you are reading and paying attention to the new concepts and techniques learning from this book. I also love the font and color scheme picked out for the body of this book with its eye-catching appeal. Members of our community will really see interest and benefiting from this book in one way or another and even may be adapted for schools for teenage girls learning the stages of growing up and learn ways to master their maturity.

We will consider adding this title to our Self-Help collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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