“If God’s love for us is unchanging, then his desire to use change to benefit and bless us is unchanging too. If God’s love for us is unchanging, then his desire to help us accept change and thrive through it is unchanging too. Yes, it’s hard to see that in the early blur and the murky middle. But I can look once again to God’s history with me and see how my testimony brims with proof of his unchanging loving-kindness.”
These words give a peek into the heart and soul of a beautiful, strength-and-hope-filled little book recently released from Revell Publishers, and written by Kristen Strong. “Girl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life’s Transitions” shares insight into a topic rarely discussed, but experienced by everyone at one time or another. Change often brings stress, disappointment, and fear, but Kristen says it doesn’t have to be this way. What if we started looking at change as an opportunity to grow closer to God, and as a blessing from a loving Father who will work through it alongside us?
Kristen never downplays the pain that change can bring, but she offers new viewpoints and perspectives to help her readers thrive within the midst of it. Using the stories of Biblical figures such as Joseph and Abraham, as well as the personal accounts of women facing change in today’s world, Kristen’s words point towards hope in the midst of unrest and peace in the midst of pain. As someone who knows that the middle of a change in circumstances is one of the hardest places to be, I especially loved seeing the beginning, middle and ending of each of these stories. They all had one thing in common – each one pointed toward the Divine Author of these lives, and of yours and mine, too.
If you are in the middle of painful change, or you simply struggle adjusting to the various circumstances of life, this book will provide hope and insight from an author who writes like a friend. If you want to forever change your view of change, don’t miss “Girl Meets Change”!
I received this book courtesy of Revell Publishers, in participation with the Revell Reads Nonfiction Blog Tour. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.