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Safe All Along

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Safe All Along is a beautiful complement to Katie's first two books, Kisses from Katie and Daring to Hope.  Safe All Along spoke to me in such an intimate and endearing way, and I really felt connected to Katie and her feelings of lacking trust and having fears, but then recognizing God's sovereignty and power over all things.  Katie shares with a vulnerable spirit of humility, and gives God the Glory in every aspect of her journey through life, even when it has been hard.  She gives us encouragement and hope in seeing how God is Faithful and Ever-Present.  He walks beside us and gives us the strength and comfort to endure all things.  When Katie writes, I literally feel like she is talking right to me, sharing a cup of tea and watching our kids play.  Katie gives me that support to know that I can trust in God for all things and through all things. Thank you NetGalley and Multnomah Publishing for sending this book for review consideration. All opinions are my own.
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This book was phenomenal, as is everything Katie Davis Majors' I've read! I read her first two books and could not wait to get my hands on this one. She is a voice of wisdom that is so needed in our society today. Her words are well thought out and her heart for Jesus shines through beautifullly!
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In Katie Davis Majors third book, she tackles living intentionally (& hopefully) while facing anxiety and and fears. I love her writing voice and conversation tone. Her gentle spirit shines through her writing. I would caution that it would be beneficial to read her first book (or at least be familiar with her story) before reading this book, as it jumps around from Uganda & the United States a bit. All in all, it was a great read.
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It’s real. It’s authentic. Each page had me thinking, “She gets it. She understands. I’m not the only one. I’m not alone.” It truly comes from the heart of a fellow sister in the trenches sharing words of encouragement, truth, and hope. Every chapter serves as a loving reminder that Jesus is with us, that our stories aren’t over, and that there is beauty to be found even in the midst of heartache & uncertainty.
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“God is who He says He is, and when we cannot hold on any longer, He will not let go. He will carry us.” 

Katie knows her bible and weaves it beautifully into this book. Its clear that her relationship with God isn’t a “to do”; instead, it revolves around “it’s done,” and the all encompassing peace that comes from that. 

She lives her faith like I want to. This book is my favorite of hers so far - but all three have been 5 ⭐️ reads for me (👀 excited for book 4 coming soon!)

This book is especially helpful for anyone dealing with general anxiety. It was a comfort to pick this book up every night and offered so much practical encouragement. 

A couple things to note - she very openly talks about her medication/therapist. I LOVED the fact that she was so open about this and supported using meds/therapy, if needed. This book doesn’t deal with trauma or extreme hardship. But it’s great for encouragement in the daily anxiety’s of life. 

A solid 5 star read that I highly recommend!

Thank you to NetGalley & Katie Davis for the ARC of this incredible book!
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Safe All Along was such a beautiful journey of discovering, as the author did, how God covers our uncertainties with His peace, that He is our strength when we’re weak, and that life can still be beautiful even when it’s a far cry from how we hoped the pages of our stories would unfold. There were so many touching moments, heartfelt truths that my heart really needed, and relatable themes. I highlighted so many quotes, and I’d love nothing more than to share all my favorites in my review, but I don’t want to spoil these beautiful nuggets of truth for you if you haven’t read this book yet. So I’ll share one of my top favorites: 

“God is who He says He is, and when we cannot hold on any longer, He will not let go. He will carry us.”

What a reminder 🥺🤍

Although Safe All Along wasn’t my favorite of the author’s books, I still loved this book and would highly recommend it! 

Thank you to NetGalley and the author for an eARC of Safe All Along. A positive review was not required, only my honest opinion. All thoughts are expressly my own.
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I loved Katie Davis Majors' first book, Kisses From Katie, so I was really excited to see that she had written another book. Safe All Along was a book filled with encouragement and understanding. I enjoyed the conversational tone of the book, and how Katie shared how to turn to God when anxious, without sounding overly "preachy". I really enjoyed reading her personal stories, and wish she would have included more of them. Katie is a missionary, a mom of 15, and a wife, so she has a lot that she could be stressed about. Yet, she does not come across as feeling she is superior to anyone or that she has more to worry about than most. She is very relatable and humble, and as someone who struggles with anxiety, I found the book to be very inspiring. Katie goes through 9 practices in the book, to help the readers draw closer to God during difficult times: spending time in His word, spending time in prayer, remembering, learning how to lament, training our hearts to praise, practicing presence, creating space for rest, embracing forgiveness, service, and waiting in hope. Each chapter ends with a heartfelt prayer.

Some quote that stood out to me in this book include:

"I want to call out to Jesus as if my life depends on it, because it does, and I want to do so with the certainty that He will, He has, rescued us."

"When my emotions wanted to take charge, I returned to the Word of God, remembering what is true and picturing Jesus calming the gale-force winds of my feelings."

"He is not a passive or distant God but Immanuel, God who is with us even in our darkest times."

"It's okay to be sad, it's okay to lament, but it's not okay to stay there forever. Lament. Grieve. Cry out. And then turn your heart back to praise. Not because you have everything you want. Not because the circumstance has changed. Not because things are necessarily going your way. But because you can trust in God's unfailing love and because, in Jesus, He has been good to us."

"I want to choose joy not as a feeling but as a lifestyle."

I recommend this book if you enjoyed Kisses from Katie, and if you are struggling with anxiety. It will give you a message of hope, and give you practical advice of how to turn to the One who can truly heal.
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In her latest book, Safe All Along, Katie Davis Majors explores how to battle anxiety with the truth of God's Word and rest in the peace He gives us. I thought the book was good but very basic and repetitive at times. I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know, but it served as a good reminder during bouts of anxiety, especially since I read it over an extended period so I could ponder each of the chapters more. 4 stars.
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This book is honest and beautiful. Katie gives powerful advice from the heart and it helped me feel validated and less lonely in my desire to control and plan everything. Tons of scripture and Bible truths woven all throughout. Highly recommend reading and taking the tangible advice to heart!
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Majors writes, “I want to live in the peace that is dependent not on my circumstances but on the unchanging character of my God.” (194/3375) She shares the lessons she has learned, especially when uncertainty of a world wide pandemic, illness, a family crisis and a move back to the U.S. caused her to be struck with anxiety. 

It can happen even when we have been faithful, she writes. She shares helpful insights from the Bible and her own experiences. She reminds us how the enemy tempts us to think God is withholding something good. She shares her struggle with wanting to be in control. She reminds us God is intentional in not letting us see the entire plan. 

Majors says she is still learning. She is seeing a counselor and takes anti-depressants. That, combined with intentional habits, it is helping her live in the peace Jesus offers. She gives practical suggestions like spending time in God's Word, reminding ourselves of God's faithfulness in the past, and more. Sidebars add questions for reflection or discussion.

This is a good book containing an honest look at the struggle to live in God's peace and good suggestions on learning to do so.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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🌷 Book Review 🌷

Thank you @netgalley for my free ebook copy of “Safe All Along” by @katieinuganda_ . 🫶🏼

I read Katie’s first book, “Kisses from Katie” as a teenager in 2014. Like so many, I found her testimony and her life in Uganda to be incredibly inspirational and even convicting. I’ve enjoyed following Katie and her family and their story ever since. “Safe All Along” is Katie’s third book, and I was so excited when she announced she was writing it! 

“Safe All Along” is a powerful book about anxiety and fear and replacing those with the truths of God and the peace of God. As a believer who’s battled situational anxiety and intense pre + postpartum anxiety over the past several years and pregnancies, I really appreciated both Katie’s vulnerability in sharing her struggle, but also of each truth and reminder of who God is and what He says that she provided. I love the way Katie tells stories that point to deeper truths, and I walked away from this book feeling encouraged. 💕

I would 10/10 recommend “Safe All Along,” and I hope my review encourages you to grab a copy. 🫶🏼
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“I don’t want to just know what the peace of Christ is; I want to live in the confidence and security that God has promised me. I want to be both desperate for Him and deeply anchored in His certain peace as the world around me spins in chaos.”

The referenced quote is one of my favorites from Safe All Along by Katie Davis Majors. It is how I want to believe and live, and I am thankful that Majors put this into words. Reading one of Majors’ books is like sitting and talking to an old and trusted friend. She makes me feel like she has just dropped by my home for a visit, and it may take us a short while to catch up as she shares with me all that has gone on in her world since our last visit. As I read, I compare notes to draw parallels with my life and think of questions I wish I could ask. Then, I laugh because Majors usually manages to answer all of these questions by the end of her book! 

In this book, Majors tackles what it means to be safe with God. 
What does it mean to trust God with your whole heart? Majors reminds us of those precious verses many of us learned as children: Proverbs 3:5-6 She reminded me that when I fix my eyes on God, He makes my path straight. He does not necessarily give me the road map. But when I keep my eyes Fixed On Him, I have noticed I tend to take fewer side trips, fall in fewer potholes, and rarely get lost!

I have read the other books Katie Davis Majors has written, and each of them has caused me to examine my own life and relationship with God, be challenged, grow, and be greatly encouraged. Safe All Along is another beautifully written work that brings readers peace amid chaos.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Multnomah & NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own and without influence.
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Katie Davis Majors is one of my heroes.  She has stepped out in faith as a teenager and left the comfort of her upbringing and moved to Uganda.  There she adopted 13 girls and has been raising them ever since.  Along the way her life has changed.  She is now married and a mom to two more children, both boys.  She has matured and at times been battered by the life God has chosen for her.  She has wrestled with her faith and her God.  She has an ability to create word pictures that help the reader to identify with her struggles and it helps the reader also wrestle with our own struggles.  This book reads very much like a memoir.  If you ever need to turn your eyes back to Jesus and to know that even in the tumult of life that you are safe in His care, you will learn much from her journey.

My thanks to Multnomah for a copy of this book via Net Galley. The review here is my own.
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This book is such an encouraging and life changing book. Rather than just exploring what it means to be secure in Christ, Majors writes several chapters focusing on practical ways you can safely and peacefully in Christ. Her illustrations are universal and help the reader to grasp the nuances involved in trusting Jesus. I can't wait to read this one again!
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Through stories from her life, Katie Davis Majors writes about anxiety, fear, and peace. She provides practical practices, such as spending time with Him, praise, and rest, to find peace through Christ. This book is good for anyone who struggles with anxiety as it doesn't feel like the author is preaching at you, but showing you through her life that anxiety is real and is not something that can just be turned off. We are all a work in progress.

"We can't ditch anxiety by ourselves. Peace isn't something we can muster up from deep inside. Christ alone makes us whole, and Christ alone offers deliverance and salvation."

"All our vices that rob us of peace- control, distraction, addiction, anxiety- come from a place of fear. And God knows this. God who created us and knows our frame knows that we are scared."

"We are creatures of habit and control is our addiction."

"So often, our anxiety is fueled by the very busyness that we thought might distract us from our worries in the first place!"

"We don't just rest to recharge. We don't just rest because God commanded it. We rest because God commanded it. We rest as a way of saying to Him, 'You are God, and I am not.'"

I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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In her book, Safe All Along, bestselling author Katie Davis Majors walks her readers through the struggles of overcoming anxiety so that they can realize that she did that we have been safe all along. She begins the book by describing a story of swimming in the Nile River with her daughter in a place with fast rapids. When they both got caught in the rapids, Katie thought her daughter would get swept away. When they both came out alright, Katie’s husband took her to a higher vantage point, where she could see that there were several places along the river where her daughter could have swam to safety. This illustration sets up the whole book, encouraging readers to realize that in Christ, we are safe all along. This is hard-earned wisdom for Katie, as she experienced serious anxiety over the last several years between the weight of worrying for her family and loved ones, a global pandemic, and a difficult move from her beloved country of Uganda to the United States. While she has chosen to see a therapist and medication to help with her struggle, Katie has also chosen to process her struggles and anxieties through the lens of Scripture and help her readers do the same. The first half of the book lays the foundation for overcoming the spiritual aspect of anxiety and worry by sharing Scriptures and part of the story of her emotional roller coaster of the last few years. The second half of the book lays out 10 practices based on Scripture that can help readers in their own journey toward finding biblical shalom. 

This book is honest, relatable, and full of powerful biblical truth. Katie continues to speak with wisdom beyond her years and a vulnerability that allows readers to find a place in which they relate to her journey. This is a great book that I highly recommend. Get your copy today!
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I've deeply appreciate the faith and stories I've experienced in Katie Davis Majors' earlier books and was glad to see a new title of hers come along. This one felt different in some ways from her previous books. While there were personal struggles and stories shared, there were far less than her other books. In the place of her own story, there was more Scripture and truth shared. I recognize that it might feel harder to share her own stories in this season with more of her children older, and much more of her life shared now with her husband and children. Her stories are less her own than they once were. My favorite parts remained her storytelling, and I would have loved for there to be more of those elements, even if I understand why there might have been less. I appreciated the truth Katie shares and the way she points towards honesty and safety with the Lord. It could have preachy if not for how heartfelt and sincere Katie is in sharing. Lots of good truth shared here, but definitely a different kind of book from her earlier ones.
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I savored this book. I sort of used it alongside my devotion time most days. I would read a chapter or two at a time and soak it in.

I really liked the inserts and prayers. It helps solidify and make the ideas real for your own life.

Katie’s books are like having conversations with a friend over coffee. It’s warm and comforting. She’s sharing lessons learned and lessons lived with no judgement or elitism because she’s also sharing things she’s still learning and going through.

At the end of this book, I’m still hurting. I still have doubts and fears and things I’m wrestling with God about. But the truths Katie shares filled some cracks and soaked into my heart just a little more. What she is saying is not ground-breaking but she says it in a way my heart can receive. I have so many highlights!!!

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and a favorable review was not required.
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Thank you all for this early gifted copy of Safe All Along!

I have loved Katie and her books since a friend gifted me her first book about 10 years ago. I felt so connected to her, with similar interests, likes, hobbies, passions and beliefs. She had this way of writing that felt like you were sitting with your best friend who knew everything about you and they were talking to your heart. 

10+ years later, and I feel the same way with this book. Beautifully written, giving so much insight to the stress and anxiety within our world today. I felt seen, loved, heard, acknowledged. 

Already making a list of people who I plan on recommending this book too.
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This is a beautifully written book from Katie’s heart, right reaches right to the heart of the reader. It certainly touched my heart right from the very beginning.

Katie shares the struggles and the blessings of being a missionary and living in a foreign country. At age 23, before she was married, Katie adopted thirteen daughters in Uganda. Later upon her marriage to Benji Majors, three more biological children were added to their family. After living in Uganda for many years it was another huge adjustment to move back to the United States to their home state of Tennessee. It is not easy to find a home to accommodate seventeen people. Repeatedly, God provides their needs and surrounds them with people to come along side them in their ministry as well as helping them love their family. 

 Katie honestly shares about her fears, and other issues she struggles with as well as the abundant blessings God has bestowed upon her large family through many others. Scriptures are shared throughout this heartfelt book that substantiate her trust in God and His promises.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the complimentary copy of this book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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