I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
I received this book in mid December, there abouts and had a very difficult time getting into the meat and heart of it. I chose this book because of the topic, like the jacket says: who hasn't had these feelings, questions, doubts etc?
Overall, I didn't like the book, I felt like it lacked something that I can't quite put my finger on. I found it hard to follow during some points and others it just wasn't interesting enough to follow. I've thought to myself that maybe I was in a place where I wasn't ready/willing to receive the help that the book was trying to convey.
What I did like and always appreciate in these "self-help" type books is the strong biblical references. I felt like everything the author had to say, she was able to back it up with scripture. I would have it no other way! I also like the study guide in the back of the book.
Could I relate to the stories and the feelings? Yes, of course I could. I understand pain and hurt and all of that but I got no comfort, nor any new way of dealing with the hurt and feelings. That's what I was looking for from this particular book, a coping mechanism of sorts and I didn't really find that.
Will I re-read this at a different time? YES, I believe, just like with scripture sometimes you don't get the full meaning until you really need it. So I will revisit this book and pass it on, as someone else may be blessed by it.
I have read better reviews and hope that my second read gives me those great feelings that other readers got.
Thanks Blogging for Books for the opportunity to read this book and hope to read more, review more and keep blogging!