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Navigating the Blues

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Thanks Netgalley for allowing me to read this book! The title and this beautiful cover drew me in and i was excited to read this book! I will be recommending this book to others for readers advisory.

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I really enjoyed reading Navigating the Blues by Katara Washington Patton. This 90 day devotional is written by someone who is actually knows what is like to struggle with depression and be in the throws of it, but at the same time trust God with it come what may. Each devotion has a Bible Verse, a corresponding thought/story, a confession, an activity, and a prayer. I like honesty and revelation that is in each devotion. Navigating the Blues really ministered to me and came along at the right time during one of my dark periods. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book. My review is also on Goodreads.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC digital copy. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

Before I read the digital copy, the author reached out and mailed me a paperback!
4 out of 5 stars and my respect to the author for sharing her work.

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Navigating the Blues is a genuinely helpful devotional by Katara Washington Patton. Instead of saying as so many do, “You should just trust Jesus, and all will be well,” this devotional gives encouragement and wisdom to those days when you need to navigate the blues. Using Biblical examples and wisdom from the Word that will help, giving hope.

The short burst of insightful readings is a common format to Our Daily Bread, taking around five minutes or so to read. However, much is given to ponder on during the day. I especially liked the response question and the sections titled “My Confession” and "Progress, Not Perfection”.

This book does not have any judgmental or flippant words but helpful thoughts, and suggestions along with Biblical guidance. I would recommend this devotional to any and all but especially to those who struggle with depressing times in their lives.

4.5 Stars
The publisher through Net Galley provided a digital ARC. I have voluntarily decided to read and review, giving my personal opinions and thoughts.

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The book that I need. Navigating Blues is a light that guides me on how to navigate depression. It is an easy-to-follow devotional and has so many helpful insights. It starts with a verse, then a personal sharing of the author's experience, followed by insight and things that can be done to deal with depression. Progress, not perfection is now included in my vocabulary. Life is beautiful despite things. Thank you Katara Washington Patton, Our Daily Bread Publishing, and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book. I understand that I am to give my honest opinion.

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Washington - Patton is one of my favorite Christian authors. Our Father is a Waymaker God is the ultimate Navigator, even when a situation seems impossible. The devotions written in this book are for the worrier at heart and touch on topics like relationships and health. One of my favorite things about this devotional is the author talks about anxiety, depression and even grief but ties those emotions to Biblical stories. God will make a way, and He thrives on the impossible.

The devotions will take probably around 5 minutes to read, after the devotion completion there is a section called "My Confession" this is where you get a guided short sentence of reflection, afterwards you have "Progress, Not Perfection" this area is for personal reflection and prayer. I absolutely loved this book so much I shared it with a co-worker who purchased a copy.

Navigating the Blues was a really good devotional and in exchange for my honest and thoughtful review I received an Advanced Readers copy via Netgalley.

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