Fulfilled: Learning to Live the Life God Promised is not only a personal testimony for author Danise Jurado, but also guides others through the steps to finding their own journey to spiritual freedom. This book has been a blessing to my life the past couple weeks and I am praying for the walk it takes each reader on. Jurado is raw and honest about the trials she has been through in her life, but is humbled in the proof that even the worst of times lead her in her relationship with Christ.
Danise talks about our need for God, forgiveness, and breaking free. She speaks of finding identity, hope, courage, and comfort, all to live a fulfilled life. The chapter that spoke most to me was about change. The past year has been full of change for me. Moving towns, switching careers, and growing in my faith have all been drastic life changes for me. While they have all brought positive outcomes, the changes were not easy. They were filled with tears, doubts, and sleepless nights full of prayer.
Danise relates the seven principles of lasting change to her struggle with food addiction and desire to get healthy. The past couple months I have been on a journey to get healthy, happy, and confident with my body image, and it took involving God in this change for it to become a lasting, positive change in my world.
And as God often gives us simple signs to speak to us, the scripture I have been praying over since January 1 of this year, was written in my favorite chapter. "Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hop: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." Lamentations 3:21-23
Danise Jurado utilizes her God given gift of communication, not only as a writer, but in her involvement as a pastoral counselor, weekly women's Bible study leader, and director of the Transitions Program at The Dream Center in Los Angeles. 50% of the proceeds from Fulfilled go towards The Dream Center, a volunteer based organization that helps in hunger relief, providing shelter, rehab, transitional housing, foster care, and so much more for people across our nation. Get your hands on a copy now! Pre-orders and e-books are available, and Fulfilled is officially available on Tuesday, August 25th!