Monday, September 28, 2015

Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong

From the publisher:
Whether chosen and celebrated--like going off to college or welcoming your first baby--or unexpected and anxiety-inducing--like losing a job or grappling with a broken trust--all change brings stress. Kristen Strong knows about change--especially the kind you didn't choose or expect. What she's fought hard to learn over the years is that change is not something to be feared but something to be received as a blessing from a God who, more often than not, works through change, not in spite of it. Strong has learned to see change not as a grievance but as a grace.

I would have recommended this book just for chapter three alone.  It was incredible.  But the fact is that the whole book was a blessing to read.  Kristen Strong takes you through three stages of change: acknowledge, accept, and adapt.  In each section she allows you to feel and admit the pain and change going on, yet points you to God and the blessings He has for you. In the book she shares personal stories of herself and others, as well as scripture.  This combination is powerful because it shows how the same God in the Bible is the same God working today in your own life.

I am going through a lot of changes right now, and that's why I wanted to read this book.  I am so glad I did.  It was a blessing and I will be recommending and sharing this book with others.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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