I’ve been a fan of Emily ever since her book “A Simplified Life” was released. I am always trying to strive to create a life of simplicity and full of Grace was excited to get my hands on her newest Guided Journal to help do just that.
Thank you Thomas Nelson for gifting me a copy in exchange for my honest review.
Synopsis from Goodreads: Are you standing in the middle of opportunity and being overwhelmed of crazy when you really need calm? Not sure where to start to simplify and bring grace and peace to your home?A Standard of Grace is a gorgeous four-color, joy-inspiring guided journal designed to help you nurture your dreams, discover your hopes, and pay attention to those things you hold dearest to your heart. With quotes, journaling prompts, and Scripture, bestselling author of Grace, Not Perfection and A Simplified Life Emily Ley, encourages you to reach for the life of you want—all while holding to a standard of grace. Both gorgeous and useful, A Standard of Grace will make a lovely gift and keepsake as well as be a powerful tool for both embracing where you are while reaching for your goals and dreams. Through practical, easy-to-follow prompts for journaling and reflection, Scriptures, and inspiring imagery, you’ll find an accessible, inspirational journal that to enjoy personally and to share with friends.
This book is just as stunning as her previous book. Sometimes I feel like it’s almost too pretty to use as a journal! The journal is divided into weekly assignments that can be done within a year’s time. I feel like that’s a big investment for me since I usually have a hard time keeping up with guided journals for more than a month at a time. I also feel like the prompts are a little too open-ended for me. I really need multiple questions to help guide me through important topics if I’m completing this on my own. I think these are great conversational questions to use in a group setting which is what I will be using this for. These will really help bring topics to the surface that will help others grow in Grace. I’m excited to share this book with my community group through church!