Book Review: Enjoy by Trillia Newbell


Trillia Newbell invites us to dive deep into God-ordained joy in her latest book, Enjoy: Finding Freedom to Delight Daily in God's Good Gifts. The author kicks things off by laying out that God has given us good gifts and these gifts point back to Him, but there are enemies to enjoying these gifts. She identifies discontentment, ingratitude, and guilt as barriers to properly understanding and freely celebrating our blessings. Over the next 10 chapters, readers learn about practical ways to battle those enemies as we seek to enjoy our relationship with God and others, work and rest, sex, possessions, food--all of life.

Enjoy is immensely practical, Christ-centered, and Gospel-focused. Newbell always weaves in the Fall to Redemption narrative and every chapter is saturated with Scripture. At the end of each chapter, there are questions and ideas for what the author calls The Enjoy Project, which is a great way to remember and practice what you learn from the book. The Enjoy Project is useful for people who love to journal, for bloggers as a series of posts, as conversation starters or discussion questions for groups. The last step for every Enjoy Project section is to Preach the gospel to yourself--the best way to enjoy both gift and Giver.

The book itself is a joy to read and it covers a broad range of topics that apply to a variety of people (for example, she addresses single people when talking about intimacy and does not limit the chapter to just married folks). It's a book for everyone looking to find rest and freedom to enjoy blessings with loose hands, no guilt, and overflowing praise and gratitude.

Rating: 4/5 stars

I received this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

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