It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst

Wow, this book.  I’ve followed TerKeurst’s journey and read her books for the past several years, and the raw, vulnerable honesty and elegance with which she writes are unmatched.  I knew this book would be one written from a place of pain, but one that would bring hope, and I wasn’t wrong.  It’s a lifeline, one from a person in deep pain to a person in deep pain.  Its honesty is unparalleled and so, so appreciated.  I admire the courage and authenticity it took to write such a manuscript, and even more so to write with such hope and faith.  It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way is a moving read, one that I would recommend to anyone who has ever experienced pain or disappointment in their lives, so, to anyone.  There are parts that made me laugh out loud, and parts that spoke to the deepest parts of my soul.  I loved that the chapters ended with a recap, some questions to apply the material to the reader’s personal life, and verse references to read.  It was practical, helpful, and beautiful.

Thank you to Thomas Nelson and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review.  All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.

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