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Breaking free from the things that consume you
by Hayley DiMarco
Publisher:Revell imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published:30 October 2012
Obsessed is a wonderfully designed book with its lovely bare branch cover design that is followed throughout the book on every single purple edged page – and the print is in purple too, then the lovely double page word art quotes throughout. A beautiful book that in its attention to detail in some way leans a little towards the title and content subject matter.
It's intentionally aimed at a young female audience (15-30 age range probably) and never more obviously (if the design of the book doesn't give it away) than in the section on 'relief'' with it's talk of monthly cramps.
Obsession - something many of us I think are familiar with, whether it be with Facebook, fashion, how we look… there are many types and most of them we need to let go of, put down and instead learn to lean more on God, make God our focus of obsession and in turn learn to be at ease and peace. That's the intent of this book and it uses a mix of Biblical teaching and modern subject matter to relay these thoughts in a style that has a feel of flowing meditation or contemplation to it, helped in part by the word art liberally scattered throughout, thus making it an easy to read book on a theme many young women are challenged by.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (29/01/13)