Fulfilled by Danise Jurado – Book Review
As we go through life, there are times when we each experience a deep hunger inside – an emotional yearning, a spiritual emptiness, an intense desire for something more in life than we already have, no matter who we are or how fabulous our lives may be.
In our attempt to satisfy these longings, we often look for fulfillment in all of the wrong places – to things that can never satisfy, to idols who make empty promises, to addictions that temporarily fuel us, only to eventually leave us feeling emptier and more lifeless than before.
As Danise Jurado discovered, there is only one person in the universe who can satisfy the deepest longings of our hearts and bring nourishment to our souls, and that person is God.
What happens when we hear God calling us – when we reach out and grasp the hand that He has extended to us – but we still feel the aftermath of our previous lives nipping at our heels? What happens when the barriers between us and the abundant life that Jesus promised us seem insurmountable?
That’s what Danise’s new book, Fulfilled, is all about.
Fulfilled – Learning To Live The Life God Promised identifies some of the challenges that we face as Christians once we say yes to God. Even though spiritually we become new creations in Christ when we accept Jesus as our Savior, the battle scars from our lives before Christ do not vanish overnight.
Sanctification is a process that often requires prayer, commitment, and at times, even warfare.
If you are seeking freedom and spiritual transformation in your life – Fulfilled contains the tools you need to help you on your journey.
According to Danise, the journey begins with Forgiveness – and the process is intense. Your homework for this chapter is to forgive and bless those who have sinned against you. Now, if you have ever sat down and made a list of people who have truly hurt you, you know how difficult forgiving some of them can be, let alone blessing them!
Forgiveness doesn’t mean non-nonchalantly saying “I forgive you” and moving on. Many times, it means facing deep-rooted hurts from your past that take a lot of time to work through and supernatural healing on the part of God.
Often, forgiveness begins by letting God know that you are willing to forgive but you need His help to do so.
Next comes Restoration. Of this process, Danise writes:
It’s difficult to feel complete when your life is filled with broken pieces. God mends the shattered fragments through the beautiful and painful process of restoration.
These are samples of the 12 tools that Danise shares that will help you live life as the Fulfilled person God created you to be.
You’ll learn a lot about Danise and her spiritual journey as you read Fulfilled as she is not afraid of being transparent and vulnerable throughout the book.
The thing I like most about Fulfilled is that it’s not just a book that you read – it’s a book that you live.
Danise’s book, Fulfilled, is a wonderful ministry tool that can help you to transform your life. It’s also a great book to share with your friends, your book clubs, and your Bible studies groups!
I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.
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Online Book Study – Fulfilled
Join Laura Rath from September 7 through October 16 for a 6-Week Online Study of Fulfilled. The schedule is as follows:
Week 1: Sept. 7-11 – Introduction and Chapter 1
Week 2: Sept. 14-18 – Chapters 2 – 3
Week 3: Sept. 21-25 – Chapters 4 – 5
Week 4: Sept. 28-Oct. 2 – Chapters 6 – 7
Week 5: Oct. 5-9 – Chapters 8 – 10
Week 6: Oct. 12-16 – Chapters 11-13
About Danise Jurado
Danise Jurado has served as a pastoral counselor at Angelus Temple and The Dream Center in Los Angeles, California since 2001. She is also the Director of The Dream Center Transitions Program.
Danise is a gifted speaker and teacher who shares at churches and conferences, and faithfully teaches a weekly women’s Bible study at The Dream Center.
Danise is passionate about encouraging and equipping people to reach their most fulfilled life in Christ. Throughout her 15 years of ministry, she has cultivated the tools she shares in her book, Fulfilled – Learning to Live the Life God Promised. These tools that have proven to be powerful, bringing freedom to many.
Danise lives in Santa Clarita, California with her husband of 28 years, Kurt Jurado. They have two beautiful adult children, Nic and Katie, a favorite son-in-law, Jonathan, an amazing grandson, Wesley and another grandbaby on the way.
For More Information
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- Fulfilled is available on Amazon.
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