Book Review & Giveaway: A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life by Hayley DiMarco

". . . we weren't meant to become overwhelmed to distraction but to devotion." (160)

Title:  A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life
Author: Hayley DiMarco
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Release Date:  August 15, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Non-Fiction / Christian Living

"A Woman Overwhelmed" is a phrase with which many women can relate. But what would happen if we could see the insanity in our pace and embrace our overwhelming God?

There is a reason they say that a woman's work is never done-- because it isn't! As women, we often are overwhelmed by the demands and circumstances of life, resulting in stress, fear, worry, impatience, fatigue, frustration, and even depression. The truth is that we were created to be overwhelmed . . . not by life but by God! When we learn to be overwhelmed by God, the fruit in our lives goes from rotten to fragrant--filling our days with peace, hope, love, and joy.

In A Woman Overwhelmed, best-selling author Hayley DiMarco shares biblical insights and personal stories to offer a glimpse at the comedy of an overwhelmed life while encouraging us to discover the depths and heights of God's love and power.

Be empowered to find freedom in becoming overwhelmed with who God is--by learning to focus on what we know about God so that we can hold onto faith even when it seems that all is lost. For it is when an overwhelmed woman gives up the mission of me and exchanges it for the mission of God that being overwhelmed becomes a good thing.

Choose to bask in the abundance of the Father instead of the abundance of life as his unfathomable depths can surely replace our fathomable messes.

". . . God's amazing grace is never impotent; it is overwhelming. It overwhelms all the sin in your life, both the acceptable and unacceptable." (189)

Overwhelmed. Who are we kidding when we laugh at such a silly notion. We are overwhelmed. We're overwhelmed with the many aspects of life, and sometimes, we let that hinder us, overtake us and forget the grace that soothes us. A Woman Overwhelmed by Hayley DiMarco shares not only our dilemmas, but our heart as well with personal stories and reminders, helpful hints to finding God in the Messes of Life.

"To love people, we have to learn to listen, and listening involves the quietness of both mouth and spirit." (88)

Easy to read with a relax approach that isn't afraid to dig into the Bible with references, giving readers God's words. And in doing so, it ties into the truth of God's love and grace to calm us during the overwhelmed moments.

"When God overwhelms your former view of the world with His glorious goodness, you can't help but shout it from the rooftops." (164)

In all, A Woman Overwhelmed provides insights to a woman's world, but also allowing readers to ponder on the meaning of it and how we can find that hope in our daily life. Encouraging and empowering, a book us girls should peruse periodically. And in the end, ponder the important things.

"I pray that God will give you insight into the depths of His love and maybe even a glimpse of the comedy of it all as seen from the rearview mirror. . . and I pray that in those things, you will discover freedom . . . you will find the grace to begin to close your worldly eyes to the messiness of life as you open your spiritual eyes to the beauty surrounding that mess." (6)

A prayer for us all. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



Hayley DiMarco is the best-selling author of more than 40 books, including multiple books in the God Girl line, “The Fruitful Wife,” “Obsessed,” “Die Young” and “Own It.” As the founder of Hungry Planet, a company intensely focused on feeding the world’s appetite for truth, DiMarco speaks regularly for women’s groups and events, including Women of Faith, dotMOM, Precept National Women’s Convention and MOPS International. Hayley and her pastor husband, Michael, live outside Nashville with their daughter and four dogs.

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  1. Thanks for telling me about A Woman Overwhelmed: Finding God in the Messes of Life and your review. Sounds like a book all of woman would do good to read.

    1. You're welcome Kay. I do believe every woman should read this. Thanks for stopping by!


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