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It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know

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Are you tired of life as usual?
Done with feeling exhausted, or worse, bored? Ready to trade your issues and hang-ups for greater intimacy and fulfillment? Then it’s time you did some digging for biblical “bling” and discovered the shining secrets to life in God’s kingdom. Rachel’s writing is lighthearted and even fun, but she’s serious about helping you uncover biblical
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Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by David C. Cook
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Iris
Apr 14, 2012 Iris rated it it was amazing
I loved this devotional! It was short, so I finished in about a week and a half. I will be reading this again! I loved how this devotional has a Bible study for each day. I was able to relate with so many of the experiences Rachel Olsen shares with us. This devotional was inspiring, encouraging and helps to grow your spiritual maturity. It is a great devotional for any stage of Christian, and even for the non-Christian. It is definitely a devotional I will be recommending to my friends.
Laura
Aug 31, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Title: IT’S NO SECRET
Author: Rachel Olsen
Publisher: David C. Cook
September 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4347-6537-6
Genre: Nonfiction/Christian living/women’s issues

Are you tired of life as usual?

Rachel Olsen likes bling. She likes it even better when it looks like the real thing, but it’s a counterfeit. And the bigger, the glitterier, the better. Now Ms. Olsen wants to introduce us to biblical bling—and help us get past feeling exhausted or bored with our religion, and help us to find fulfillment and greater
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Julia Reffner
Sep 23, 2010 Julia Reffner rated it really liked it
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Rating 3.5

I have read books by Lysa TerKeurst and subscribed to the Proverbs 31 devotional, so when this book by a P31 speaker came up for FIRST I signed up. I also had the opportunity to hear Rachel speak in my hometown just last weekend.

I enjoyed this book, it was a fun read. That being said, I didn’t find the secrets shared to be profound. However, I definitely did find areas the Lord showed me for further application. My favorite sections were on humility and sacrifice. And I believe perfec
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Mandy J. Hoffman
Nov 24, 2010 Mandy J. Hoffman rated it really liked it
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MY REVIEW:

The cover is the first thing that caught my attention with this book. The steamy hot drinks and cozy scene made me want to jump in and settle down with this book in hand! But the cover is only the start.

Rachel Olsen warmed my heart with her casual we-are-best-friends style of writing. She dug into deep Biblical truth in such a relaxed feel that it was not work to read, but relaxing and refreshing. The "secrets" she shares are just the bling I needed to add sparkle to my day and my walk
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Coffee.

Chocolate.

Your closest friends.

This is a great bible study to work alone, but if you are looking for that next bible study for your ladies group, this is it.

What I like about this is that it addresses everyday topics that as women and as followers of Christ, we continually encounter such as issues of competition, true versus false humilty, gossip, just finding times, among the many topics that are touched and are daily struggles for a Sister of Christ.

Chapters are brief, with study questi
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Theresa
Sep 24, 2010 Theresa rated it it was ok
Recommended to Theresa by: FIRST
I really enjoyed Rachel Olsen's writing style. It's engaging and makes you feel like she's having a personal conversation with you. A nice "girl talk" type of conversation. This book is very readable and easy to understand.

Doctrinally, though, I had problems. The doctrine I was taught was different than the way it is taught here. For example, Ms. Olsen states WE are the Bride of Christ. I was taught that the Bride in Revelation is the city and that Israel is the Bride. That's quite a difference.
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Heather
Aug 12, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was written in a light-hearted manner and in a way I could relate to. I could really relate to many of the topics that were discussed - rest, leaning on friends, forgiveness, focus on what is important - she provided topics that all women face, provided scripture to get you into your bible and grow within yourself. At the end of each chapter the author provides a bible study with questions relating to the chapter. In most chapters I really liked this, pushed me to ...more
Wyndy
Sep 28, 2010 Wyndy rated it really liked it
Rachel Olsen has written an encouraging book about developing a deeper relationship with God. Adding real bling to a woman's Christian walk by digging deeper to overcome boredom and inertia with the current acceptable type of walk. This is written in a lighthearted chatty girlfriend style but contains amazing depth in the 13 lessons or secrets. Each lesson is followed by a bible study that reinforces the secret and makes the reader really think.

Thank you to David C Cook Publishing house for a co
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Roxanne
May 11, 2012 Roxanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was enjoyable and challenging! The author reveals in each chapter truths that are applicable for women of all ages and in all stages of life. I was challenged to keep the focus of my life on the gospel of Christ and to remember daily not only His promises for me personally, but His purpose for me and every believer to reach out to others with His message. This book would make a marvelous small group study, as there are questions and additional scriptures to review. Definitely, I have i ...more
Joanna
Mar 15, 2013 Joanna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am giving this book 4 stars. I really enjoyed her fun bible study. I don't know Rachel but I felt her personality and her love for Christ while doing this study. While it was fun and cute, it also brought up many topics that I haven't really been focusing on. I am now changing things in my life. If you are looking to add more to your daily reading, I recommend this book. I look forward to reading more of Rachel Olsen's books.
Tanya
Wonderful reading on its own but would be a terrific foundation for a women's bible study as it's chock full of scripture lookups ... insightful, meaningful words of wisdom that we all need to remember and carry around within us on this walk of life. Some parts were written almost too flippant for me but overall, an honest guide of divine truths.
Candace
Aug 08, 2012 Candace rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book that works well as a daily or weekly devotional. I read it on my Nook but think I would prefer to have it in "paper" form so that I can highlight and write notes in it, so I'll be buying a copy and reading it again soon!
Heather
Apr 13, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
Rachel Olsen shares "divine truths" that apply to our daily lives. It's nothing earth shattering or surprising, but I think it's definitely good to be reminded, and at times, I was really touched by her points.
Meg
Apr 16, 2012 Meg rated it liked it
It was a little conservative for my tastes, & I really am not a fan of The Message "translation" of the Bible, which the author cites frequently; however, I found the book comforting, in a sense, & uplifting.
Diane U
May 02, 2012 Diane U rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read that is written in a very clear and casual tone. Rachel is hysterical and is wonderful at relating things to current day!
Margaret
Aug 27, 2010 Margaret marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
*Thanks to the TBBMedia Group for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card Tours.*
Debbie
Aug 31, 2013 Debbie rated it it was amazing
Excellent women's Bible Study; a journey that is well worth it.
Haley Davidson
Jan 17, 2013 Haley Davidson rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! I would recommend it to everyone!
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I am a life-long avid reader I've also been writing ever since I declared my major as journalism, and joined the school newspaper in undergrad.

I hold a master's degree in communication. And I teach communication, creativity and innovation courses at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington.

When I was 21, I discovered who Christ was. Shortly after, I discovered a small Christian bookstore aro
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“When I stop trying to create a life for myself, I find the life God creates for me. When I cease trying to make a name for myself—competing, grasping, pushing my way to the top—His name emerges through the actions of my life.” 3 likes
“What is the most valuable thing on earth? It’s not the Hope Diamond, or the National Treasury. It’s not a Picasso collection, or the Microsoft fortune. It is the wisdom of God, seen in the pages of your Bible. You’ve had access to it all along.” 2 likes
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