Monday, September 28, 2015

Girl Meets Change

Truths to Carry You Through Life's Transitions

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.

Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You Through Life's Transitions 
 Published September 15th 2015
 by Fleming H. Revell Company 
5 Stars

There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. 
              ~C.S. Lewis
As you embrace change rather than resist it, 
you are evolving into something beautiful.
       ~ Kristine Carlson
Change is inevitable for all of us whether we like it or not.  
Of course, change can and will come in many different ways.  Sometimes change can occur not only internally, but also externally. Our perception or response is as important as the change itself. 
Kristen Strong has written a book that I needed at this time in my life.  Many changes are occurring right now.  An internal change is the fact I just turned 50.  Age has never bothered me before, but it now occurs that I have fewer years ahead than what's behind.  Another change is that my daughter headed back to college to start her second year and my son started his first year of high school.  Two more years and darling daughter will officially be on her own and holding down a full time job and in 4 years darling son will be heading off to college.  Yes, lots of changes going on with me. 
Kristen Strong brings us a glimpse of changes that can deeply effect us in both positive and negative ways. Yet she opens her heart and life to illustrate that each step we take we need God by our side during those changes.  She doesn't sugar coat the changes and say we will not experience mountains and valleys.  She explains that God is our strength and comfort and we need to lean on him for guidance. The dialogue in this book is like sitting down for tea or coffee with a friend and listening to her open up about the changes in her life and how to navigate those in yours.  She gives an  insightful  and inspiring message.  This message is beneficial to all, not just women, but I do feel women will connect with this book more than men.  This book points out that no matter what struggles you are facing today there is another chapter to your story.  
Yes, I would recommend this book to anyone.  
I received this book from Revell for a honest review without bias or outside influence which is stated above.  
 Meet Kristen:
Kristen Strong 
Kristen Strong is a popular blogger at Chasing Blue Skies ( and DaySpring's (in)courage, as well as a writer whose work has appeared in MOMSense and Family Fun magazines. She and her husband, David, have three children. Together this military family has zig-zagged across the country (and one ocean!) several times, and they currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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