This is an empowering book about relying on God, surviving the battles of life, and being beautiful just the way you are! It’s definitely an inspiring and encouraging book!
One thing I really loved about this book is that it doesn’t just encourage you to survive through the dark places in life, but to also overcome that darkness and come out on the other side with inner light that you can shine onto others.
While it is inspiring, the stories that are told are pretty generic. Stories that we have heard many times, like those of Susan B Anthony or Helen Keller, are still inspiring and encouraging but lose their flavor after awhile. It would have been nice to see some new stories, and would’ve made for a fresher look at Christianity from a woman’s perspective.
The writing is clear, concise, and speaks with a forceful voice, and a soul-calling to search for God. Every spiritual concept is set forth coherently, and in a logical manner that is easy to understand. The best part is that the author speaks from a personal place, and is vulnerable and honest and open, bringing high spiritual ideas into the relatable human realm.
My only real problem with this book was the organization of the paragraphs and sentences. Sentences that belong together in a paragraph are all separated in a long line down the page. This makes for very disjointed reading, and makes it difficult to focus on any one idea. I suppose it was done to emphasize particular ideas, but it had the opposite effect that made me want to skim down the page instead of focusing on the central concept. This continued through the entire book making it difficult to read or concentrate.
While this book is perfect for any Christian woman or girl going through some sort of trial, it does not have a great deal of depth, but focuses more on simple truths that every Christian should hold close to their hearts. For my personal taste, I prefer devotional books or self-help books that have more spiritual meat and deeper doctrine. But sometimes a simpler read is just what one needs.
Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review. The thoughts expressed here are my own true opinions, and are not influenced by anyone.