Saturday, November 13, 2010


A month or so ago, Jess asked me to read a book and review it with her. The book lover that I am, I jumped at the chance!!! And I'm so glad I did. It was a great book.

I really needed this book. I felt like it was a perfect way to continue on the journey that I had been on in the last year--struggling with things in my own heart, feeling that I don't know HOW to be a good friend, and dealing with lots of insecurity, too.

I feel like I am in a much healthier place with relationships than I ever have been. But God has had to work on parts of my heart that weren't so pretty. I care too much what people think of me, and not enough of what God says about me: that I am His dearly loved daughter, created just the way He wanted. I'm realizing that He wants my heart. Fully. And I now know that, when I am right with Him, I am in a much better position to love and be loved by others.

I have WONDERFUL friendships with ladies who love the Lord and me. But I haven't always been the best friend, or been the most vulnerable person. I'm hoping that I can do that better. And this book gave me some real practical advice for nurturing relationships with those that I love.

I'd encourage you to read it--even with some of your good friends. It's an easy read, and a great way to deepen your friendships. And check out the whole week of book reviews here!


Julie said...

I appreciated your blog post and your review of the book! It is amazing to me how so many of us deal with the deep heart issues of friendship and yet it is easy to think that I am the only one that struggles. Thanks for being open and honest in your blog posts!

Julie said...

Thanks for sharing your heart. I also have (and still do at times) struggled with caring too much about what others think of me. I appreciated your book review as well! Thanks.