Monday, August 14, 2017

She's Still There Rescuing the Girl in You By Chrystal Evans Hurst

She's Still There Rescuing the Girl in You By Chrystal Evans Hurst 

About:

What’s a woman to do if her life is not taking shape the way that she thought that it would? What happens when she looks at herself in the mirror, lingering just a little longer than usual and realizes that she no longer recognizes the person staring back at her? What does she do when she sees that, somehow, her life has drifted away from all her original hopes, dreams, or plans?
Speaker, blogger and writer Chrystal Evans Hurst wrote this book because she was that woman. One day she realized that she had somehow wandered away from the life that she had purposed to live a long time ago.
Chrystal since discovered that this moment of awareness happens to lots of women at different seasons of their lives. Poor decisions, a lack of intentionality or planning, or a long-term denial of deep hopes and dreams can leave a woman, old or young, reeling from the realization that she is lost, disappointed, or simply numb.
And she just needs encouragement.
This woman simply needs someone to hold her hand, to cheer her on, and to believe with her that she is capable of still being the person she intended to be or discovering the girl she never knew was there in the first place.
Chrystal uses her poignant story of an early and unexpected pregnancy, as well as other raw and vulnerable moments in her life, to let readers know she understands what it’s like to try and find your way after some missteps or decisions you didn’t plan on. In She’s Still There Chrystal emphasizes the importance of the personal process and the beauty of that path as it is shared authentically from one girlfriend to another. It’s a book of “me toos”, reminders of the hoped for, and challenges for the path ahead—to find direction, purpose, and true satisfaction.
My Thoughts:
Do you ever look at your life and know that you were created for more? Or better yet, you have these dreams and desires, but they haven't been accomplished. Do you sit in your current life knowing that you are complete in Christ, but feeling like you should be further along in the journey or, you're disappointed that you aren't where you thought you were supposed to be? I love the authenticity of this book because it is real and I can't imagine not one woman feeling this way at some point or another. Rather than being discouraged with where we are in life, this book encourages the reader to be encouraged with who and whose they are. It encourages us to wrestle with our story and not to be bogged down by the drifts that come into our lives, but to take every single thing and live intentional. I truly enjoyed this book and was challenged by the writing prompts. I give this book a 5/5 stars. I am excited to start listening to Chrystal's podcast. Thank you to the publisher for providing a complimentary copy for review. A favorable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
About the Author:
Chrystal Evans Hurst is the author of She’s Still There and co-author of the best-selling book, Kingdom Woman, with her father Dr. Tony Evans. She reaches a wide audience speaking at conferences, sharing on her blog and podcast, and teaching and leading women in her home church.
Chrystal is an energetic, life-loving “girl-next-door” who loves encouraging others to fulfill their potential. With humor and vulnerability, Chrystal tells-it-like-it-is but does so with grace, integrity, and love. 

In addition to her work and ministry, Chrystal is a COO (Chief Operating Officer), cultivating hearts and commanding chaos at home. She is a mother of five and homeschools three boys around the kitchen table while hugging two adult girls, a son-in-love and a granddaughter every chance she gets. Chrystal is grateful to share her life with a gentle giant named Jessie in their home just outside of Dallas, Texas. You can find Chrystal and the chronicles of her life at chrystalevanshurst.com


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