This is not the book I thought it was.
It was better.
That is the honest truth. It was an easy read and like I was sitting down with her to get advise about how she moved on. I wish I had learned the lessons she did earlier because now I am just feeling I should have learned them quicker. That being said, no judgement to me or her. She shares something that many women can relate to. And even men too.
The ideals that we set forth for ourselves can cripple us both ways.
Something I appreciate about this book is that it is not overly religious when it comes to God and what he wants for you. I appreciate that because some books can be over daunting about this and pressure you and she is all about taking that pressure off you.
There are some good truths and things I know that I needed to be reminded of. And this book presented it in an easy to digest format. She presents easier things such as food battles to the intense ones like divorce. So there are likely few people that won't be able to extract something from this book.
On one hand, I do wish it gave more tools to help you but I feel that may be a little hasty to expect since those books can limit the growth that you need that is more freedom to find that way yourself. She gives you the ideas but not the ways to get there all the way. Which can help some in a more free way while others may crave the step by step. In the step by step culture, we forget sometimes we have to sit where we are which you can see is what she is more advocating for.
These are some simple truths that are needed by all and I have found that I needed to hear them personally in the way she told them. Even furthermore, I can see MANY people from many different walks of life getting touched by her writing style and up frontness and the style in which she does it makes it even that more easily accessible.
I would give this book an ☈☈☈☈☈ out of 5.
About this Book:
A popular speaker and author Sarah Jakes Roberts shows women they are not disqualified by their pain and failures and offers encouragement and strength to believe God’s best is still possible.
Everyone has experiences in their lives that stop them in their tracks and become burdens they carry with them everywhere they go. No one knows this better than Sarah Jakes Roberts. Pregnant at fourteen, married by nineteen, divorced by twenty-two, and all while under the intense spotlight of being Bishop T.D. Jakes’s daughter, Sarah knows what it is to feel buried by failure and aching pain.
But when her journey brought her to faith’s fork in the road, Sarah found she had to choose between staying in the comfort of the pain she knew or daring to make new wounds and move forward. Now Sarah shares the numerous life lessons she’s learned along the way with other women also struggling to believe they’re not disqualified by their pain and past mistakes. She delves into topics such as allowing the past to empower the present, choosing to step forward while still being afraid, facing struggles surrounded by community, finding intimacy with God outside preconceived notions of what it has to look like, and learning to focus on others. With deeply personal stories of her own, Sarah helps readers find their way to the right perspective and the confidence to walk toward the best God has for them.