A Confident Heart Devotional: 60 Days to Stop Doubting Yourself

A Confident Heart Devotional: 60 Days to Stop Doubting Yourself

by Renee Swope


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Built on the hope-infusing truths found in the 2012 Retailer's Choice Winner, A Confident Heart, Renee Swope's new 60-day devotional takes women on a journey toward lasting confidence. Swope has expanded her popular "When I say—God says" statements and Scriptures, and offers women a daily thought-map to help them exchange their most common and crippling self-doubts with God's transforming truths.

Like having a conversation with a friend and mentor, Renee's authentic style and soul-stirring devotions include personal stories, powerful biblical teaching, and real-life application wrapped around one of God's promises each day to help readers:

•live confidently in their God-given roles, relationships and responsibilities
•break free from people-pleasing and performance-based living
•believe God's promises and apply his truth in their daily lives
•trust the certainty of God's truth over their circumstances and emotions

Praise for A Confident Heart:

"I'm so excited about Renee's book. She's walked this journey and gives us the gift of truths she's discovered that will sweep away self-doubt and usher in the godly confidence we've been longing for our whole lives!"—Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"You'll never be the same after you read this book!"—Sheri Rose Shepherd, bestselling author of His Princess and His Princess Bride

"I felt like A Confident Heart was written specifically for me. Renee's depth, wisdom, and willingness to be real while sharing the real of Jesus blessed me beyond measure!"—Abby Rike, Biggest Loser, Season 8; author of Working It Out

"A Confident Heart is a captivating, story-driven book that provides real solutions to the real doubts and fears we all face."—Jennifer Rothschild, author of Me, Myself & Lies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800722432
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 932,829
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Renee Swope is an award-winning author, a popular national conference speaker, and a former radio cohost and executive director with Proverbs 31 Ministries. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children. Connect with Renee and sign up for her "7-day Doubt Diet" at www.ReneeSwope.com.

Table of Contents

From My Heart to Yours 9

1 Turning Points 11

2 How Did I Get Here? 14

3 When Life Is Hard 18

4 Getting Past Our Past 21

5 My Image of God 24

6 From Wimp to Warrior 27

7 Sometimes I Have to Boss My Heart Around 30

8 Becoming the Woman God Created You to Be 33

9 Because God's Love Is Perfect 36

10 How Are You, Really? 40

11 When Your Feelings Don't Tell the Truth 44

12 Sin Doesn't Get the Final Say 47

13 When You Don't Want to Be a Burden 50

14 I Haven't Got Time for the Pain 53

15 It's Over 56

16 Praying with Confidence 59

17 Away from the Crowds 62

18 Giving In or Getting Up Again? 65

19 How Forgiveness Sets Us Free 68

20 More Than Breadcrumbs 71

21 Set Apart 74

22 When Helping Others Helps Us 77

23 Letting God Rebuild Your Confidence 80

24 When Fear Paralyzes Our Faith 83

25 The Things We Do for Love 86

26 When You Feel Like Damaged Goods 89

27 Who Told You That You Were 92

28 If God Is for Me… 95

29 Living in the "Hear" and Now 98

30 When Hurt Steals Your Hope 101

31 I Just Don't Have It in Me 104

32 When You Feel Empty 107

33 Dealing with Disappointments 110

34 Measuring Up 113

35 You Are Good Enough 116

36 Before the Battle Begins 120

37 A New Pattern of Thought 123

38 No More Guilt-Induced Doubt 126

39 He Cares about You 129

40 Dare to Hope 132

41 You've Got Something Special to Offer 135

42 When You Feel Far from God 138

43 Freedom from the Grave 141

44 Pursued 144

45 Changing Your Mind 147

46 Shipwrecked 150

47 His Compassions Never Fail 153

48 Peace-full 156

49 Remind Me Who I Am 159

50 Words for the Weary 162

51 Because You Are His 165

52 Failing Forward 168

53 Compelled by Love Alone 171

54 Mistaken Identity 174

55 Surrender 177

56 Talking Trash or Talking Truth? 181

57 I'm beyond Hurt 184

58 He Bends Down 187

59 Turning Worry into Worship 190

60 A Lifetime Heart Warranty 193

Appendix A Personality Summary 197

Appendix B When You Say, God Says 199

About Renee 207

About Proverbs 31 Ministries 209

Notes 211

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A Confident Heart Devotional: 60 Days to Stop Doubting Yourself 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I consider myself a pretty confident person, sometimes overconfident and prideful. So would I get out of a book that was about how to be more confident? As I read I realized that often times my confidence is misplaced in myself. I place a lot of my confidence in my own talents and gifts instead of placing my confidence in God's ability to work through me. It's a subtle difference but it was the main thing that I got out of this book. It is written to women who struggle with doubting themselves and is the companion devotional of the book with the same name. I found each devotion to be like a shot in the arm of correctly placed confidence for the day. Encouragement for me to not look at my surroundings and worry, but to look to my God and be at peace. I enjoyed this book even though I had not read the original book, A Confident Heart. I think both of them can stand alone. In reading this devotional it made me want to know more of the author's story and how she arrived at this point. She mentions her journey and struggles personally but each day's devotional is only a few pages so she doesn't elaborate as much as she probably does in the other book. She also adds stories from her friends and those who she's interacted with on her website/blog. I would recommend this for any woman, but it would be particularly helpful for someone who struggles with self-doubt in big or small ways. Available November 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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Great reminder of God's promises
gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this 60 day devotional. Very easy read. Renee gives you very poignant principles to think about and apply. The "So now what?" questions are easy to answer and start doing! All people face fears and self doubt and Renee addresses them. She helps us turn that "stinking thinking" away and apply God's truth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The JB song Confident lol
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Read one devotion every morning and they are encouraging and uplifting.
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HeartofaBookWorm More than 1 year ago
Are you guilty of negative thoughts towards yourself? I call this "stinkin' thinkin'" and I am guilty for sure! As I have gotten older and grown in my walk with the Lord, I have learned how VITAL it is to apply Gods Word when I am thinking negatively towards myself! This devotional is phenomenal in teaching you just that… at the end of each devotion, there is a "When I say this….  God says … " and let me tell you… These are AWESOME!!   The devotions are great as well! Renee has an amazing way to write and make you feel like you were having coffee right there with her. She is open, honest, and spoke right to my heart in these devotions. This would be a WONDERFUL gift for ANY and ALL women you know! Teachers, Caretakers, Friends and Neighbors, Co-workers, Bank tellers… You get my drift ;) Seriously, this is a GREAT book and I recommend it HIGHLY!! Thank you Lanette @Revell, a division of Baker Publishing for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review! A Confident Heart Devotional gets a HUGE 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s from me!
VicG More than 1 year ago
Renee Swope in her new book, “A Confident Heart Devotional” published by Revell gives us a devotional for 60 Days to Stop Doubting Yourself. From the Back Cover:   Confident, strong, and free–it’s closer than you think We all have doubts, fears, and insecurities, even if we’ve convinced ourselves that other women don’t share those struggles. If you’re tired of feeling like you’re not good enough, smart enough, or gifted enough, Renee Swope has a message for you: you already have something special to offer the world! Expanding on her popular “When I say–God says” statements, Renee offers you a daily thought-map to help exchange your most common self-doubts for God’s transforming truths. Her authentic style and soul-stirring devotions include personal stories, powerful biblical teaching, and real-life application wrapped around one of God’s promises each day to help you  live confidently in your God-given roles, relationships, and responsibilities  break free from people-pleasing and performance-based living  trust the certainty of God’s truth over your circumstances and emotions Take a step toward the life of faith God designed for you and let this sixty-day journey to a confident heart be your guide. Let’s face it we all have our doubts ranging in size from little to incredibly huge.  The Dictionary defines “doubt” as:  “to be uncertain about; consider questionable or unlikely; hesitate to believe”.  Once we doubt then we are either slow to action or we don’t do anything at all; we become immobilized.  We need help to deal with our doubts, overcome them and move on in our lives and be pro-active rather than reactive as well.  Renee Swope has provided a devotional to help us. “A Confident Heart Devotional” gives us 60 devotionals to re-focus our attention on God and away from those things that cause our doubts so that we can be renewed and refreshed.  Within these pages are the means we need to renew our mind and be transformed from doubters to faith-filled believers.  Each daily devotional has a prayer at the end as well as a special section”  When I say… God says…  It won’t take you long to read this whole book through.  This is one book you will be returning to over and over again.  It is also a great gift to give to friends and family to help them with their doubts.  I recommend this book highly. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” “Available November 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”