Book Review : Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides

Are you looking for a devotion book that is perfect for the busy life?  Want to jump into the word and glean some insight and wisdom?  Do you feel like guilt is the gift that keeps on giving?  I have a great book for you!

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I felt like this book meets you where you are, takes you hand, and leads you deeper in your walk with the Lord.  It is full of quick devotions that will cause you to think about some things and examine how you feel about others.   The main point of the book is to take off the cloak of guilt and jump into a life of joy.  This is a point that resonates with so many of us, and one that we need to be reminded of, often!


A great book for Mother’s Day or for any other gift for any ladies in your life.  

This is a delightful devotion book written by three ladies who love the Lord!


Kim Messinger, Janine Boyer and Shirley Brosius had a common bond of Christian service when Christ drew them together for their first small group meeting in January, 1998.

Since then they have drawn closer through life’s joys and struggles and found God to be sufficient for their every need. They call themselves “Friends of the Heart” because their passion is to help women open their hearts and find joy in Christ.

Kim and Janine supported Shirley in writing Sisterhood of Faith: 365 Life-Changing Stories About Women Who Made a Difference, which was released by Howard Publishing, a division of Simon & Schuster, in 2006. More recently the three women worked together to write another devotional book, Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides. They have spoken at women’s retreats and events in five states. All three women live in Millersburg, Pennsylvania. Visit their website for more info.

To read other reviews of this book check out the schedule HERE.


As usual, Litfuse is giving away a great gift too!!  See details below to win a free life coaching consultation and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

Guilt! She pokes you as you write about your quaint, eccentric aunt. She grabs you as you wander from e-mail to Facebook to laundry instead of focusing on your work. She kicks you as you complain about your husband to a friend.

Have you noticed? Women seem riddled with guilt. And it’s hard to know if guilt is legitimate or simply a product of our imaginations. After all, should we really feel guilty about things over which we have no control?

We are not perfect. We have no control over some things, so it’s no use feeling guilty. We can’t do it all.

To celebrate the release of Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides, Shirley, Janine and Kim are giving away some great prizes during the blog tour. Share your own “guilt trip” or “joy tip” and be entered to win a free life coaching consultation and a $50 gift certificate.

JUST CLICK THIS LINK ( and share what trips you up, holds you back or any tips you may have for overcoming guilt and keeping your joy. Fill out the quick form at the link and you’ll be entered to win a free life coaching consultation from one of us AND a gift certificate to to use to purchase whatever strikes your fancy!

NOTE : I did receive a copy of this book, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review, by Litfuse.


1 thought on “Book Review : Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides

  1. Thank you, Janelle, for reviewing Turning Guilt Trips into Joy Rides. We enjoyed sharing stories from our lives and were happy to hear you enjoyed our format for busy women. We speak together regularly, but this is our first join writing effort. It's been a great experience and blessing.

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