“I want you to take every step of your life with excitement for where you are headed. And I want you to feel beautiful and confident as you do.” But how? When the enemy whispers lies that we are not smart enough, pretty enough, or rich enough? Or are you too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much or not enough? What if you don’t have what it takes to be who you really want to be?” In Looking for Lovely, Annie Downs shares personal stories, biblical truth, and examples of how others have courageously walked the path God paved for their lives by remembering all God had done, loving what was right in front of them, and seeing God in the everyday–whether that be nature, friends, or the face they see in the mirror. Intensely personal, yet incredibly powerful, Looking for Lovely will spark transformative conversations and life changing patterns. No matter who you are and what path God has you on, we all need to remember the lovely, fight to finish, and find beautiful in our every day!
Oh, my goodness...I think that Annie wrote this book for me! It's an absolutely amazing book packed with Biblical truths that will absolutely transform you! I snuggled in with this book and a highlighter and barely came up for air!
What I love most about this book - and other books that she has written - is her willingness to share honestly and openly about her life and what she struggles with. Like me, I'm sure you'll relate to a lot of what she is sharing.
In the introduction, she shares from my life Scripture, Romans 5:3-5 in which she sets up the book and our need for perseverance. Like so many of us, Annie found that she would quit things rather than seeing them through and would miss out on the lovely things of life because of this.
Annie shares the decisions she made out of her brokeness and I could so relate to some of her decisions that to others would seem way out there. But when you're broken, you make broken decisions. You don't always look to God because of the fear that drives you.
I love how she encourages us to focus on the lovely things of life. To appreciate the little things in life that God blesses us with. This is a wonderful reminder of not getting so focused on the hard stuff that we don't appreciate the lovely things that God provides.
She sets up the book in three parts which takes us on her journey to healing. As she shares, the healing is painful but so worth it!
I highly recommend this book. I loved it and it absolutely blessed me!
*This book was provided to me for my honest review by B and H/Lifeway Bloggers
Blessings - Julie