“A true friend freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.” William Penn
Girl, wash your face, Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis is the equivalent of an intervention conducted by a best gal pal who loves you without question, but pushes you relentlessly to be the best you can be.
It’s in your face.
And here’s the deal. Like a flesh and blood friend, you may not agree with everything your bestie is saying but disagreement does not negate the willingness to listen.
Or it shouldn't.
I recommend this book with a caveat.
You may not agree with everything Rachel believes, but her honesty, transparency, and willingness to share should be reciprocated with a bent ear.
Rachel shares chunks of personal testimony that hurt your heart, make you laugh, prick your tear ducts, and evoke hollas of laughter and/or screams.
The point of the share is to break down a lie she once believed—a lie that you just might believe now, and share how the truth shined light in the darkness of isolation.
I highly respect the courage to reach through the surface, and be willing to get dirty for the cause of healing, therefore this powerful read gets a high five and a thumbs up.
Amanda Williams is a forty-year old wife and mother of two who can still swing her pony tail and display just a tad of sass. She is also a Jesus loving girl who realizes she is nothing without the One who saved her. Amanda has two degrees specializing in serving students with special needs and is currently working in the field of Leadership Development. She is a Christian author, speaker, blogger, and publisher who loves serving beside her husband at her local place of worship, First Baptist Church of Ocala.