GPS for Life

The Power of Faith for a Transformed Life

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
377 Pages
Reviewed on 05/24/2023
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Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite

There are many babies in the family of God. These spiritual babies want to grow but often don’t know how. Dr. Brandy Marks steps up to the plate and hits a home run for those needing assistance with spiritual growth. Her book GPS for Life: The Power of Faith for a Transformed Life gently guides the reader to grow in Christ. Making spiritual growth relevant and inspiring, Brandy gives step-by-step instructions to help Christians grow and change. Life is about transformation, and Brandy wants to transform spiritual babies into mature, functioning Christians. Our spiritual condition also affects our bodies. Brandy rose from the pit of sin to the victory of a mature believer. She walks with you as she encourages you to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

Do you need to grow in Christ? We all do! The journey is easier when you walk with someone else. Dr. Brandy Marks is a wonderful companion for the journey, and she joins you through GPS for Life. One word of encouragement she gives is to focus on God when recovering from abuse and addiction. That is good advice for any period of spiritual growth. Your growth path must be undertaken to glorify God. Brandy writes from a position of been-there-done-that. In my over forty years of ministry, I would have loved to have this book to give to new Christians. This is one of the best books you can read to help you move closer to the Lord. I highly recommend that you study and put to practice what you learn in this gem. You will grow in many areas, including spiritual gifts.

Maryann Namayi

GPS for Life: The Power of Faith for a Transformed Life by Dr. Brandy Marks is an inspirational book that explores the intersection between spirituality and science. With her counseling and religious studies background, Dr. Marks presents a compelling argument for the transformative power of faith. She posits that we can develop new and profound ways of understanding our reality by inviting God into our decision-making process. Central to Dr. Marks’ thesis is the role of the brain in shaping our perceptions. She argues that we can renew our minds and transform our lives by overcoming faulty beliefs and developing a growth mindset. Drawing on her personal experiences and biblical references, Dr. Marks encourages us to adopt a new attitude toward our circumstances. The author’s journey is highly relatable and has significant meanings and interpretations from which valuable life lessons can be drawn.

One of the key themes in GPS for Life is freedom. Dr. Brandy Marks reflects on how the choices we make can have a profound impact on our lives. She emphasizes the importance of understanding our purpose and God’s role in creation. At its core, it is a book about hope. Dr. Marks presents faith as a foundation for personal transformation. She encourages us to seek wisdom and understanding and to choose the path toward God. It is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the transformative power of faith. Her unique perspective and insights make it valuable to any library and a must-read for anyone seeking to deepen their understanding of the intersection between spirituality and science.

Joanne Ang

GPS for Life: The Power of Faith for a Transformed Life by Dr. Brandy Marks is an inspiring book about overcoming life’s challenges with God’s guidance. Many people believe that you are what you are based on your genes, and while that is true to an extent, a person can change radically based on their beliefs. This book will help you understand the core of your mind and soul, and how a strong belief can positively impact your life. With many helpful exercises, it opens the door to greater opportunities you might not have noticed right in front of you.

GPS for Life by Dr. Brandy Marks is an authentic reflection on hardships, bitterness, and the eventual realization that all bad things will come to an end. This book offers great insight into how to navigate the difficult seasons in life with God by your side. There are many journaling prompts throughout this book, allowing readers to re-evaluate their thoughts and beliefs. I think it is wonderful that this book also explains how we might be making life harder on ourselves by not fully trusting God as a higher power to resolve all our worries. This book shows how a change of perspective can drastically improve your quality of life. It is an excellent guide on how to be closer to God, accept that God can lift your burdens, and navigate all seasons of hardships, pain, and grief.