Book Review: Girl Meets Change
Change can rock a world and bring it crashing down. I know after experiencing divorce and loss of beloved family members. Our first reaction is why? Why this change now? I can’t bear it. I will never get past it. Through the years, however, I have learned that somehow, someway, we have to We have others looking to us for their own security and well-being.
Author Kristen Strong takes an honest look at change and what it can mean. Her book Girl Meets Change is subtitled, “Truths to Carry You Through Life’s Transitions.”
I have moved through so many changes in my life that Strong’s words resonated with me. We all experience changes; some changes involve normal parts of aging and moving on in life from the graduations to starting new careers. Other changes come in the dark times : death of loved ones, ending of relationships, loosing a job because of economy downturns; or being diagnosed with a life-altering or even terminal illness.
She takes us through the normal responses and shows how these responses are not necessarily sinful. She even gives up permission to not just get over the change, to feel angry about it and to grieve.
She quoted scriptures that I had not read in before in the context that she gave to them.
Psalm 142: 1-2 I cry aloud to the Lord;
I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy.
2 I pour out before him my complaint;
before him I tell my trouble.
King David wrote this Psalm after great change wrecked his life. After killing a giant and then playing for the king and making friends with Jonathan, the son of King Saul; David’s life took a downward spiral. He went from nation hero to the top of the most wanted list. He hid out in a cave from King Saul who sought to kill him. Talk about change. His reaction, God I have complaints and trouble. I need you.
She narrates true case stories in her own life and the lives of others of how change impacts and challenges. The hope she continuously points us to is our faith in Christ.
She writes about our need to accept change as a part of God’s work in our lives. As we learn to accept this truth, we also settle in our minds the promise of God’s presence and work in our lives. We can find peace in Him that He is using the change to create in us a new mind and heart that seeks after Him in all that we do and experience.
This book is deep and full of practical ways to handle change as well as inspirational stories of how change impacted women. It brings hope and context to how change happens, our reactions, and our hopes. She gives step by step guidance to help us through change including learning to pray the Word, letting go of fears, finding peace in God’s love for us and His will for our lives.
[tweetthis twitter_handles=”@Kristen_Strong @MaryHill16″]All of us know someone going through change. When change meets Christ: hope begins.[/tweetthis]
This book makes an excellent gift and I highly recommend it for you or loved ones.
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