"Time to Reset" book sitting between two candles

Have you ever felt like you were lost in life or that you needed to somehow “reset?” Time to Reset, a 21-day devotional, can help you find your way back to God and give you the reboot you need to get back on track. Just like your cell phone needs time to shut down and reset so it will work more efficiently, it’s good to give our soul that reboot too.

Disclaimer: Strength 4 Spouses was given a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Time to Reset is a 21-day devotional, written by award winning author and a fellow North Carolina friend, Karen Brown Tyson. She offers personal narratives that intertwine with faith to feed your spirit just what it needs to reboot. 

The cover of the book "Time to Reset". A woman in a dress stretching across a lake.


There are many strengths in this devotional, which I have highlighted below.

  • You can enjoy light reading packed with the gospel. I don’t know about you, but as a mom and a professional, my time to read is very limited. Books like Time to Reset offer short passages of reading that can be quite impactful and don’t require hours of reading either. 
  • Personal narratives are included at the beginning of each chapter. Karen Brown Tyson has a way with words that can really help you find meaning in your own life or situation.
  • Prompts are given to help you reflect upon and digest the material. 
  • Within a month, this 21-day devotional can help you turn your life around, gain insight on what God is speaking into your life, and encourage you to let go and give the reins to God.

My Final Thoughts

I love a good self-help book and after reading Karen Brown Tyson’s Time to Refresh in 2018, I couldn’t wait to dive into her next book Time to Renew. Karen has a way of intertwining her experiences with the gospel in a fluid way that’s easy to follow. She is truly gifted in writing. This book can be very impactful if you take your time to process the reading and complete the suggested Bible readings at the end of each chapter. 

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About the Author

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Karen Brown Tyson is an award-winning author. Her first book, Time to Refresh: A 21-Day Devotional to Renew Your Mind After Being Laid Off, Fired or Sidelined, was named 2019 Finalist in the Religion: Christian Inspirational Category of the 2019 Best Book Awards.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from West Virginia University and a Master of Arts in English from National University.  In addition, Karen has a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry and postgraduate certificates in Christian Leadership, Theological Studies and Biblical Studies from Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity. Her ministry concentration focuses on the expository teaching of the Word of God in the areas of spiritual discipline, discipleship, leadership, apologetics and New Testament theology.

Karen has served in God’s kingdom in a variety of ways including her most recent assignments with the Deacon’s Wives, Women, Evangelism, Social Media and Helps ministries at her church, Elevation Baptist Church. Karen also serves as the Dean of the Elevation Bible Institute where she teaches courses on spiritual discipline, evangelism, and Christian apologetics.

She is a graduate of the Jerry Jenkins Christian Writer’s Guild apprentice program. As a writer, she has developed several Christian ministry tools and training materials for her local church.

Karen and her husband of 25 years, Kelvin, have one son and they live in North Carolina.

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