A Thankful Heart is like a warm hug from this amazing author! Carole Lewis offers readers a glimpse into her own life, revealing a mosaic of sorrow and disappointment, which surprisingly ushers in times of Christian joy. No, she hasn’t uncovered a secret remedy to the world’s problems; she merely decided to take the Bible verses on thankfulness to heart.
As the current leader of First Place, a Christian weight-loss program, the author understands that the thoughts of the heart greatly influence the rest of the body. Being thankful in all situations is both a command from God as well as a choice to make. As believers gently rest in God’s providence and direction, they can confidently praise Him in all circumstances. This inward spiritual trust then transcends to the physical realm, providing a tangible feeling of peace and joy. Yet, it all starts with a conscious decision.
Carole Lewis had to make this decision many times in her life. These pages allow readers to come alongside her as she hears the news of her daughter’s death, files for bankruptcy, and provides support to her husband following a diagnosis of cancer. Each of these personal stories resounds with a stark sense of realism. As she reaches out through a veil of tears to embrace the biblical concept of giving thanks in all circumstances, grief gives way to gratitude. These pages literally tremble with the exchange of emotions and the excitement of drawing closer to the Lord in perfect trust.
A Thankful Heart pulses with a sense of authenticity and authority. – Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com
Carole Lewis shares her personal experience of adopting a heart of gratitude and how this act became a powerful tool of healing in her life. Citing other real-life examples of giving thanks, Carole shows how life is made up of moments, each one an opportunity to make the choice to give thanks.