Life Is Better At The Beach Review

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Take long walks.

Watch the sunset.

Shoes are optional.

The beautiful four-color book of inspirational photos, Bible verses, quotations, and short writings invites you to escape the buzz of the everyday and into the tranquility that the beach offers. Each section of this book will cover a “beach rule” and encouraging thoughts on how you can incorporate that mind-set or behavior into your daily life.

Much of Jesus’ ministry happened along the seashore, where He told His followers about the peace and rest His Father offered them and modeled the best way to live. In the same way, this book transports you to a favorite beach locale and helps you apply rules for beach living to everyday life—rules to slow down, to notice the beauty in the little things, and to incorporate rest into even the most stressful times.

Full of serene images, inspiring quotations, and restful Bible verses, this book will be a natural addition to your coffee table or desk, as well as a lovely gift for that beach-loving friend.

Review:

I grew up on an island, spending lazy summer days at the beach. I know life is better at the beach.

This is a great book to read on vacation. It contains insights centered around relaxing at the beach and then applies them to daily life. Some are lessons about life in general while others are specific to the Christian life. Scripture and quotes from well known people are also included. The illustrations of beach scenes are beautiful.

Here are some of the insights:
Take time to soak in the sun (Son).
Wake up each day with hopeful anticipation.
Observe the rhythm of the tide (and God’s perfect timing).
Ride a wave and realize you are in God’s care.
Get lost in a book (engage your mind, share the lives of others).
Relax to the sound of the waves (God, creating and sustaining).
Create lasting memories (every day).

A trip to the beach reminds us of the beautiful gifts God gives us daily. This book reminds us to keep our eyes open each day, watching for evidence of God. It reminds us we can choose our priorities, that we can leave our troubles with God.

This book would be a good one to take on vacation. I suggest you take a journal along and read a rule a day, jotting down your thoughts. Or you could read a rule a weekend, as the author also suggests. You could experience the peace and rejuvenation of a day at the beach every Saturday.

Food for thought: “Be encouraged: you can live like you’re at the beach.”

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