Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey was published on June 27th, 2017 by Thomas Nelson Publishing. Book Description: A flourishing life is possible—no perfection required! Women often feel like they have to have it all together in order to live a meaningful life. Instead they feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and exhausted as they to figure out how to do it all. Author, business owner, and mom to three Lara Casey offers sound and grace-filled advice: “We can’t do it all, and do it well. But, we can choose to cultivate what matters.”
Welcome to the journey of getting messy in the rich soil of possibility—embracing imperfect, grace-filled progress to grow a life of joy. Written as part encouragement anthem and part practical guide, Cultivate offers wisdom from God’s Word alongside lessons Lara has learned in her garden. Woven throughout is her personal story that helps release readers from the pressure to achieve and gives them freedom to move from planning to planting a meaningful legacy. “It’s in the imperfect—the mess of the dirt–that good things grow,” Casey reminds readers. “Peonies grow through the dirt, and so do we.” Readers will learn to embrace the season they’re in, finding balance as they interact in fresh ways with their current life scenarios, with God, and in the communities where they are planted.
Special features include:
- Actionable Cultivate It prompts throughout the book
- A ten-week Cultivate Together discussion guide with questions for small groups
- “Grace from the Garden” vignettes provide encouragement and inspiration
Find the joy and the freedom that comes in cultivating what matters, little by little, with God’s transforming grace.
About Lara Casey: Lara Casey is a mom to three (one through the gift of adoption), a grateful wife, and a believer in the impossible. She created the PowerSheets grace-filled goal setting planner and the Write the Word journals, and she founded Southern Weddings magazine a decade ago. Lara is also the author of Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and loves getting her hands dirty in the garden.
My thoughts: CULTIVATE is a beautiful book that is written by Lara Casey. She has created a book that is full of graced filled quotes and is an inspirational guide to help others. Casey shares her own life stories with bible verses that she cherishes and helps her to get through all the ups and downs that life can give. In this book, Casey takes you on a journey with her as she seeks and finds God’s grace. I found this book to be full of growth, love, loss, hope and renewal. This book is made to be read and reread to help you self-reflect and evolve with God’s grace and love. Overall, I found this to be an amazing read that I will read again and again. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking for spiritual growth and self-help through God’s grace.