Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Girl Meets Change {Review}

Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life's Transitions
Girl Meets Change by Kristen Strong 
Visit the Author's Website HERE
Publisher: Revell
Publishing Date: September 15, 2015
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.

In this hope-filled book, she shows women how when we follow God's will, we receive blessings of contentment, purpose, and renewed strength. She encourages women to see change not as the end of their story but as the scenery for this part of life's journey. And she offers practical advice for coping with change in every part of life. Anyone who has struggled to adjust to life's transitions will welcome this warm and personal perspective.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Buy a copy today

My Thoughts:
Cover love. Simple, artsy, doesn't scream at me: cover love.

Kristen Strong is another example of a blogger turned book author. It is becoming quite the phenom (examples: #1, #2, #3...) and frankly one that I am slowly tiring of. Often time their 'voices' are too similiar because they all blog about highly similiar things. Strong doesn't necessarily stand apart from the other blogger/writers, I did enjoy her writing style. Strong writes straight to the point, doesn't meander from story to story or try to make vague connections. The writing is clear. I can easily and quickly understand what she is trying to communicate. It's easy to see that just by looking at the slim volume.

In the same vein, Strong actually shares very little about herself. This is a welcome fresh breath of change. While I appreciate a biography now and then, too many times non-fiction books become about the author and their limited experience instead of broadening to the audience. Just about every chapter, Strong shares a story featuring a Biblical character or someone she knows personally. By doing this, she really took the focus off herself and made the topic of change about everyone. There was, however, a running story about her daughter Faith that was very intriguing. (Favorite child syndrome??)

Overall, this was a great book by a debut author who has a great future ahead of her. It didn't hit my heart directly, but I did pick up a few tips and ideas for my upcoming big life change. I'll certainly read Strong's next book and pray that what she did well here in 'Girl Meets Change' continues onward. 4 stars and I can recommend it to all who struggle and/or resist change or are facing some big life changes right now.

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