Embracing Trust by Joanna Weaver: Book Review + Giveaway

I love to celebrate Galentine’s Day and #BookLove in February, so I’m hosting an Embracing Trust Book Bundle Giveaway this week! This is Joanna Weaver’s newest book – and it’s so very timely for each one of us! If you struggle to trust God with EVERY part of you life, you are not alone.

Trusting God is something every person finds difficult (whether they admit it or not), but it’s an especially big topic for women. We are the ones who watch over our family members more closely than anyone else, aside from God. We know every detail of what our people are eating and drinking (and whether it’s healthy or not). We know the state of their clothing, their shoes, their hair (it needs to be cut), their teeth (they need to be cleaned), their eyes (he’s squinting more, isn’t he?), how much they’ve exercised this week, what they’re reading, how much they’ve been on their screen(s), if they’ve seen any friends, how their friendships and love lives are going…and most important of all, we are usually pretty aware of the state of their spiritual and emotional health.

Fully Embrace Trust

If some of the above rings true for you, then that’s probably why there are times when you worry! But here’s the good news: While women tend to worry more, we also tend to PRAY more!

Let’s move from a worry mindset to a trust mindset and start fresh with a new look at how to truth God fully in every season, circumstance, and change.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 NKJV

Joanna’s new book Embracing Trust: The Art of Letting Go and Holding On to a Forever-Faithful God is so timely for us in 2023. Our lives seem to get more complicated with every passing year, but our God is BIGGER than every problem, every issue, every detail of our lives. He’s bigger than every single thing in this world that can tempt us as women to fear.

Book Description

Trusting God. It’s such a cliché. Yet nothing means more to our heavenly Father than when we surrender our lives completely to him and choose to believe he has our best in mind. David modeled that kind of deliberate dependence: as a shepherd boy, as a man running for his life, as a king who made grave mistakes. In both triumph and failure, David looked to God rather than to himself.

In Embracing Trust, Joanna Weaver, bestselling author of the runaway hit Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, shares personal stories, practical tips, and life-changing principles gleaned from Scripture. If you struggle with disappointment from the past, frustration with the present, or fear of the future, Joanna invites you to trust in the Lord with all your heart. Relinquishing control and putting your hope in a forever-faithful Father–that’s the beautiful secret of unshakeable faith. This book includes a 10-week companion Bible study.

Embracing Trust Journal

About the Author

Joanna Weaver is the bestselling and award-winning author of Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World, as well as Having a Mary Spirit and Lazarus Awakening. A pastor’s wife, mother of three, and avid Bible teacher, Joanna loves speaking to women about the powerful freedom that is found in making Jesus Lord and trusting him for things bigger than themselves. She lives with her family in Hamilton, Montana.

Giveaway Instructions & Details

One winner will receive a copy of Embracing Trust (book) and a companion journal.


💗US Only
💗 Participants must be 18+, or have parental consent.
💗 Giveaway is open through February 14, 2023. (Prize will be mailed the following week.)


⬇️To Enter⬇️

💗Comment below and tell me the title of a book you read in 2022 that you loved.
💗Share this with 2 friends.
💗For EXTRA entries, visit my Instagram @kindredspiritbooks and follow me!

Grace and peace,
Rachel xx


  1. Blackmoore by Julianne Donaldson. It was so good!!!! Love it!

    ~Already following on Instagram!

  2. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

  3. Hope Beyond the Waves by Heidi Chiavaroli is a wonderful story!

    1. Hi Natalya, Can you please contact me? I’ve been trying to reach you. Thank you!

  4. I started reading Jan Karon’s Mitford series last year and A New Song has been my favorite so far.

  5. Tides of Honour by Genevieve Graham.

  6. Feathers of Hope by Sharon Garlough Brown

  7. My favorite book is The Great Gatsby. So I thoroughly enjoyed reading Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor! It tells the Gatsby ‘tale’ from the point of view of the female characters in the original book, along with their backstories!

    I shared with 2 friends, and also follow you on IG (as amweeksinmd).

  8. Just Jessie by Jessie James Decker and Living Well Spending Less by Ruth Soukup were two of my favorites

  9. The London House by Katherine Reay and I read Little Women for the first time.

  10. Last year I read Through the Blaze (Seasons of Faith, #2) by Milla Holt and gave it 5 stars! I already follow you on IG.

  11. Amanda Tru’s The Christmas Card and then I binge-read (something I never do) her Yesterday series.

  12. How Did I Get Here by Christine Caine. Her books are great!!

  13. When the Day Comes by Gabrielle is Myer. I love finding a new author and throughly enjoying the book.

  14. I liked The Reading List by Sara Nisha Adam’s a lot! I had several rereads (and works I’m familiar with) as a result of my job. I did a production of Into the Woods, so spending the summer with Stephen Sondheim’s music and lyrics along with James Lapine’s script was pretty special; I was still discovering things when we performed!

  15. The book I’ll start on Monday
    God is my refuge
    Breaking through

  16. I really have many favorite books read in 2022, but Lisa Prysock’s Montana Meadows book series are some of my absolute favorites!

  17. I read The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh in 2022. Loved it!

  18. Freedom’s Song by Kim Vogel Sawyer was one of many books I enjoyed reading last year.

  19. “Potiphar’s Wife” by Mesu Andrews and Tessa Afshar’s “The Hidden Prince”

  20. I just finished One Cinderella Day by Lorne Rose Burkard. Loved it.

  21. Last year I read Point Last Seen by Christina Dodd

  22. Following on Instagram

  23. I read a book called Waves Crashing Just Like Me last year, and I LOVED it. 🙂

  24. I enjoyed Rule of Law by Randy Singer.

    Already following on IG.

    Shared on Facebook.

  25. I read the “Nano Stealth” series by Vikki Kestrel. It is a Sci-fi which is by no way a typical genre for me. I have never been disappointed by any of her books however, whether historical, current or suspense..

  26. “Marmee” by Sarah Miller…one of my faves of 2022!

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