Saturday, April 21, 2018

Begin Again: The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt and Receiving Rest by Leeana Tankersley,

35086522Begin Again: The Brave Practice of Releasing Hurt and Receiving Rest

What happens when life begins to trip us up and failure starts creeping in? Many of us just keep on doing the same thing, hoping for different results. Some of us look for escape, to find a way out of the mess we feel that we've created. But neither enduring nor escaping is ultimately what we need.
The answer is to allow ourselves to begin again, every day, in every part of our lives. Through engaging, lyrical prose, Leeana Tankersley shows women how to forgive themselves, develop new and healthier patterns of living, and do away with resentment and regret. Her life-giving words will free women who are feeling stuck and allow them to clear out the debris to make room for what God wants to do in their lives. To begin again is to open the window, even a crack, to let the breeze of grace come in. It is a call to stop running from our fears. To take one small step toward becoming the brave women we were made to be.

My Thoughts:
Begin Again is an invitation for readers who have been through hurt to exchange it for rest. Leeana offers wisdom to readers in places where we hurt and places where we aren't self aware enough, but where we need to find light. She is gentle and warm, but isn't afraid to "go there." I love her humor and wisdom, which made this book a quick, but amazing read. I can't wait to read it again. Beginning again happens every single day and it isn't a sign of failure, which was a sigh of relief for me because I don't like the thought of failure, but I have learned a lot through Leanna's word of encouragement and empathy. She is the kind friend we all wished we had. I really enjoyed this book and will give this to many of my friends. It is a great book! I give this book a 5/5 stars. A favorable review was not required for a review copy.

About the Author:
Leeana TankersleyLeeana Tankersley is the author of Breathing Room and holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. She and her husband, Steve, are currently stationed in San Diego, California, with their three children: Luke, Lane, and Elle. Leeana writes about living from the spacious place on her blog,

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