Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 160 pages
$ 14.99
“What more do you want, o soul! And what else do you search for outside, when within yourself you possess your riches, delights, satisfaction and kingdom—your beloved whom you desire and seek? Desire him there, adore him there. Do not go in pursuit of him outside yourself. You will only become distracted and you won't find him, or enjoy him more than by seeking him within you.”
– St. John of the Cross
 
If you have six weeks, you can change your spiritual life.
 
Born to Soar is a beautiful prayer and Scripture journal experience that combines video-based online teaching with written reflection in order to gently coach you through an exploration of the truths of Scripture. Even if you’re learning about the Bible for the very first time, artist, veteran Scripture teacher and founder of Something Greater Ministries Melissa Overmyer will show you how to achieve your full, God-given potential.
 
Drawing from the image of the monarch butterfly at every stage of development—egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, hatching, soaring and reproducing—Overmyer teaches in six simple lessons how to “cocoon” into God’s presence through prayer, Christian meditation and pondering the truths of Scripture. If you feel yourself in need of a renewal or transformation in your life, Born to Soar is the place to start.
 
The journal contains plenty of space to reflect and record your own thoughts as you explore the texts presented with each lesson. It also includes special resources for group discussion leaders as well as resources to continue exploring on your own.
 
In this journal study, you will meet St. John of the Cross, whose mystical poetry offers profound insights for truth seekers at every stage of spiritual development, whether or not they self-identify as Catholic. You’ll also discover the concept of Lectio Divina—the Bible as the Living Word, not just a dry text to dissect intellectually. Born to Soar is a powerful exploration of faith for individuals as well as groups, greatly enhanced by video-based teaching.
 

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Help for God's Garden

I was previewing this book for our Ladies CRHP Team. The theme of our retreat was "God's Well-Watered Garden," and what better way of continuing that theme than pollinating God's garden of grace through Scripture, Prayer and the beauty of the Monarch. I appreciated the science lesson, the beautiful way Scripture just fit in to the theme of each chapter, the time and space to ponder and pray. Needless to say, our CRHP Team will be delving into "Born to Soar" this fall. Elaine Goc, Spiritual Director CRHP Team 41, St. John Neumann Parish, St. Charles, IL

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K.M.
Loved it!!!

This book took me by surprise.  I expected something soft and comfortable, but it is all about growth and stretching into your wings. We’ve heard analogies about how we should “soar” in our Faith or “fly to the Heavens.”  Usually such analogies are very bird-related and concern species like eagles and doves.  It was very interesting to read through this guided journal book that is patterned around the life cycle and habits of the beautiful, intricate, delicate, fragile monarch butterfly, with whom we have more in common than you might think. Author Melissa Overymyer does a great job of turning hearts towards Heaven.  This would make a great gift for anyone who is just embarking on their Faith journey and looking for next steps.  Or it would be a great book for those wishing to integrate journaling into their prayer life, and for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with Christ.  Those grieving a loss or going through a life change will find comfort in this simple, yet beautiful and rich six week process. The book will guide you through fruitful meditations, prayers, rich poetry, and many strong Scripture verses.  Ample space is provided for recording your own thoughts and reflections to each writing prompt given. It's broken into six sessions, full of information & discussion questions to ponder throughout a full six weeks. Get ready to take your prayer life to a new “cocoon” level of comfort, as you soar to peaceful prayer time with this book and guided journal.

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A.G.
Mini-Retreat with God's Word & Fabulous Prayer Journal

Melissa Overmyer shares so many uplifting and inspiring scripture verses in Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life. You can not help but feel His presence grow with every day's scripture reading and reflection questions. It is the intimate connection that develops as we learn how much God loves us and the care He took in our creation. The butterfly analogy is kinda mind-blowing; Melissa did a fantastic job weaving that theme throughout especially with the fabulous butterfly facts! Born to Soar will is like a mini-retreat that is guaranteed to grow your heart for Christ and strengthen or deepen your faith. In His Word, you will see, if you spend even a small amount of time with it, begins to speak LOUDLY to you in ways you can not even begin to imagine. Born to Soar is very well done!

Disclaimer: Copy of Book Received for a Fair and Honest Review. And that is what I have Produced. Honesty is the Best Policy ;)

Melissa Overmyer is a dynamic Catholic evangelist who believes God is constantly communicating truths about himself. As the founder of Something Greater Ministries, she seeks to serve God by creating opportunities for people to encounter God through prayer, scripture study, community, and the teachings, traditions, and spirituality of the Catholic Church. The story of her conversion to Catholicism was published in her book Metamorphosis of a Soul and on her blog somethinggreater.net. Melissa has been a Scripture study teacher for more than thirty years, and founded the Georgetown Women’s Bible Study, an interdenominational women’s scripture study, twenty-three years ago. She is a member of Catholic Voices USA, contributes to LIFEZETTE.com, and formerly served on the board of Walking with Purpose. She and her family live in Washington, D.C.

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Help for God's Garden

I was previewing this book for our Ladies CRHP Team. The theme of our retreat was "God's Well-Watered Garden," and what better way of continuing that theme than pollinating God's garden of grace through Scripture, Prayer and the beauty of the Monarch. I appreciated the science lesson, the beautiful way Scripture just fit in to the theme of each chapter, the time and space to ponder and pray. Needless to say, our CRHP Team will be delving into "Born to Soar" this fall. Elaine Goc, Spiritual Director CRHP Team 41, St. John Neumann Parish, St. Charles, IL

K
K.M.
Loved it!!!

This book took me by surprise.  I expected something soft and comfortable, but it is all about growth and stretching into your wings. We’ve heard analogies about how we should “soar” in our Faith or “fly to the Heavens.”  Usually such analogies are very bird-related and concern species like eagles and doves.  It was very interesting to read through this guided journal book that is patterned around the life cycle and habits of the beautiful, intricate, delicate, fragile monarch butterfly, with whom we have more in common than you might think. Author Melissa Overymyer does a great job of turning hearts towards Heaven.  This would make a great gift for anyone who is just embarking on their Faith journey and looking for next steps.  Or it would be a great book for those wishing to integrate journaling into their prayer life, and for anyone who wants to deepen their relationship with Christ.  Those grieving a loss or going through a life change will find comfort in this simple, yet beautiful and rich six week process. The book will guide you through fruitful meditations, prayers, rich poetry, and many strong Scripture verses.  Ample space is provided for recording your own thoughts and reflections to each writing prompt given. It's broken into six sessions, full of information & discussion questions to ponder throughout a full six weeks. Get ready to take your prayer life to a new “cocoon” level of comfort, as you soar to peaceful prayer time with this book and guided journal.

A
A.G.
Mini-Retreat with God's Word & Fabulous Prayer Journal

Melissa Overmyer shares so many uplifting and inspiring scripture verses in Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life. You can not help but feel His presence grow with every day's scripture reading and reflection questions. It is the intimate connection that develops as we learn how much God loves us and the care He took in our creation. The butterfly analogy is kinda mind-blowing; Melissa did a fantastic job weaving that theme throughout especially with the fabulous butterfly facts! Born to Soar will is like a mini-retreat that is guaranteed to grow your heart for Christ and strengthen or deepen your faith. In His Word, you will see, if you spend even a small amount of time with it, begins to speak LOUDLY to you in ways you can not even begin to imagine. Born to Soar is very well done!

Disclaimer: Copy of Book Received for a Fair and Honest Review. And that is what I have Produced. Honesty is the Best Policy ;)