Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Book Review - In Bloom


Every woman is intimately acquainted with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. Whether fueled by a culture of makeover shows, by the lingering memories of mean girls, or by events much more wounding to the soul, we can become so conditioned by self-doubt that it becomes our inner monologue.
 What we want is to be free of shame and comparison, to turn our uncertainty into a bold confidence. But to flourish in our own skin, we first have to rewrite the narrative.
 In this fearless, funny, and refreshingly relatable chronicle of her own metamorphosis from the insecurity that once held her captive, author Kayla Aimee unfolds the blueprint for women to:

• Identify the deep-seated sources of our assumed inadequacy and replace them with steadfast truths of scriptural affirmation
• Replace our need for approval with the enduring promise of acceptance
• Uncover our purpose, unlock our potential, and celebrate the God-given gifts in our unique personality

 To every woman who longs for belonging, this journey through Kayla’s inviting prose, biblical promises, and journaling prompts will help guide her from restless insecurity to a beautiful becoming.


Kayla Aimee is a writer, mother and spirited southern girl who spends her days uncovering hope and humor in unexpected places. As the mother of a 25 week micro-preemie, she is passionate about sharing stories of embracing hope in motherhood and offering support to parents of preemies.

Her poignant but humorous storytelling style has firmly established her as an influential faith and family blogger and her work has been featured on The TODAY Show and The Huffington Post as well as several other national media outlets.

Kayla Aimee makes her home and garden in the honeysuckle drenched hills of northern Georgia with her husband and their daughter, Scarlette.

You can connect with her at her personal blog kaylaaimee.com


Anyone who has ever felt hurt by others and let that hurt define you, this book is for you.

Kayla shares from her heart and is totally honest about the things that have happened to her and how this made her feel. I'm sure, like me, you will be able to relate to her stories. She shares some of the cruel things other children said to her when she was young as well as things that happened to her as an adult. The thoughtless things that others say can bury deep into our hearts and we start to believe them.

Her sense of humor is evident throughout and takes the edge off of a very hard subject. I can relate to her humor and felt it really added to this book.

She shows us how the Word of God, His love and mercies can give us a true picture of who we really are. Knowing what God believes of us, and then believing it ourselves, can give us a truer picture of ourselves.

This was a very easy read - I read it in two days - and it really gave me a truer picture of who I am and that God creates me to use my own unique talents. I enjoyed this book a lot and believe it would be a great book for anyone who has felt like they are "less-than" others. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by B&H Lifeway Bloggers

Blessings - Julie

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