“Satisfied: Finding Hope, Joy, and Contentment Right Where You Are” by Alyssa Joy Bethke is truly a lovely book inside and out. It’s full of pretty pictures and beautiful Biblical truths. I truly enjoyed holding it in my hands and reading it.
I saw that it’s available as an ebook, but I don’t recommend that. This is the kind of book you’ll want to hold, read, display, and read again. The chapters are topical essays so you could even read whichever one seems right on any given day. The topics addressed include loneliness, grief, body image, social media, motherhood, anxiety, and fear. But they all come back to the beauty of faithfulness and goodness.
“Perhaps this life is made up of small miracles. Of looking for all the little ways the Lord loves us and is at work. Of how he is holding all things in his hands, and holds all things together.” — Alyssa Joy Bethke in “Satisfied”
This book points to Jesus, offers practical advice on living out your faith in your ordinary life, encourages women in areas that matter, and ends with some recipes I can’t wait to make.
About the book
In “Satisfied,” Alyssa Bethke shares a compelling collection of relatable essays that will help you embrace and cultivate beauty in your life. This book will provide you with the knowledge that you are not alone in your fight to be fulfilled. Alyssa shows you the ways in which you are enough — not only for those around you, but for yourself.
The book is divided into three parts and includes these chapters:
- Longings Met
- Holy Moments
- His Love
- Griefs Healed
- Slow Miracles
- Weary Hearts Rejoice
- Trap of Comparison
- Fighting for Faith
- Oh, Hey Body!
- Garden of Our Hearts
- True Identity
- Small Things
- Learning Contentment
- Thankful Hearts
- Joy in the Grind
- My People
This 240-page hardcover book is published by Worthy Publishing (June 15). Learn more at the book’s webpage.
About the author
Alyssa Bethke is a mother to three children, Kinsley, Kannon, and Lucy, and a dog named Aslan. She and her husband, Jeff Bethke, live in Maui, and are bloggers, YouTubers, and hosts of The Real-Life podcast. Jeff and Alyssa are the New York Times bestselling authors of Jesus > Religion and It’s Not What You Think and Love That Lasts. They are passionate about encouraging and strengthening families at familyteams.com a program that brings families together with the idea of becoming a team.
I received a free copy of this book from Hachette Book Group as part of FirstWords Bloggers in exchange for a review, but I truly love it. In fact, I’ve already spent my own money to buy it as a gift for one friend, and I suspect I will buy several more copies to share with friends.
I love the book so far and would like to use it for my small group. Do you know of any discussion questions have been shared or published that go along with the chapters?
Oh that’s a great idea – it’s a good book for that! Unfortunately, I don’t know of any. The author is active on social media, though, so you may want to message her that way and see if she has any. It wouldn’t hurt to ask!