Thursday, April 28, 2016

Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs

25802575“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 you are not smart enough, pretty enough, or rich enough? Or you are 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 F. 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 we are and what path God has us on, we all need to look for lovely, fight to finish, and find beautiful in our every day!

My Thoughts: 
"Looking for Lovely" is absolutely raw and beautiful in the way Annie is so real about her life, her Jesus and her faith. She doesn't sugar coat the hard in her life and she is straight forward honest. She talks about the hard things in her life and is transparent. I feel like I say this about a lot of books, but not a lot of books draw me into a way where I read about the author feeling like I would want them to be a best friend. Annie is someone I would want to be friends. I love people who are just genuine and are working on being their best selves. Annie takes the reader for a journey as she discovers what it means to be her best self, while worshiping Jesus and living out the life he has called her to do. Telling a story of the beautiful hard, she has written a book that is unique to only the story that God has for her life. I identify with all the hard things. My favorite and the thing I struggle with deeply is biting my finger nails. I love how she celebrates with nail polish. Biting my finger nails is one of my hards. We all struggle with things. She is straight up, honest and Annie. I love that. If you haven't picked up your copy, I recommend you do. I am going to get the study that goes with this book. I can't wait to study the word of God with this book.
Thank to B&H for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest review.  I give this book 10/ 5 stars for it being such a lovely book.


justcommonly said...

Ahhh. I've heard of this one. On my TBR list! Thanks for your thoughts Sarah! How was the race??!!

Sarah said...

This is a great book! The race was amazing! I'll have a race re-cap and birthday posts next week. I have so many book reviews to get out this week :)