Friday, January 9, 2015

Love Well {by Jamie George}

Title: Love Well: Living Life Unrehearsed and Unstuck
Author: Jamie George
Genre: Spiritual, Nonfiction, Memoir
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Received via NetGalley

Do you feel like you’re stuck? Do you feel alone? Do you live in fear that your struggles might push others away? Do you wonder if your faith is a fraud because of the emptiness in your soul? Are you weary of trying to play by the rules and pretend that everything is okay?
In Love Well, Jamie George confronts the popular heresy that God’s children are meant to live a life absent of pain, sorrow, or conflict. On the contrary, Jamie passionately describes brokenness as a divine gift and a necessary God-ordained path to experiencing true joy and genuine redemption.
With surprising transparency, Jamie shares his personal journey of getting unstuck and provides reassuring comfort for those looking to move beyond their pain toward a life of connection and grace. 

This was such a powerful book. George was very open, honest, and vulnerable while sharing his story. He shares his personal journey in his struggles in his marriage and with his wife.

I hardly highlight or mark things when reading ebooks, but there were a whole bunch of quotes that I had to mark. This isn't a self-help book. In fact, I would say that he doesn't really share on actually how to go about doing some of the stuff he says (other than professional counseling). It's more like an impassioned plea to really wake up, and see the truth.

George uses his openness and transparency in his own life, with personal anecdotes about his family to make his point. He also uses quotes from others, Scripture, and retells Biblical passages and stories. All these came together to really emphasize his points.

This is a book I would definitely recommend everyone to read. It makes some great points, backed by Scripture. If you've ever felt stuck or discouraged with your life, this book will encourage you. I love this quote, and so will end with this:

Yours is a life worth living. Yours is a story worth telling. Cast aside the shame, lift up your head, and stride with dignity.
-93% of eARC

This review can also be found on   Goodreads

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