Book Review, Inspirational, Life

Book Review – Where is God in This

Where Is God In This

by Landra Young Hughes

Life is unfair. Bad things happen to good people. Not all dreams come true. We lose people. We fail people. And when we encounter the inevitable struggles of life, we may be tempted to ask God Why me? as we try to reconcile our pain with God’s promises. But a far more helpful and life-enriching question for us to ask God is What are you trying to teach me in this?

Tackling ten common struggles, such as isolation, fear, rejection, failure, insecurity, temptation, and more, Landra Young Hughes shows you how to have peace even when life doesn’t make sense. Speaking with great empathy born from her own losses and years in ministry, Hughes doesn’t suggest you “get over” your hard times. Instead, she helps you recognize that, while you will always live in a broken world this side of heaven, your pain has much to teach you about God and yourself. With her empathetic help, you’ll discover how to grow through grief and thrive despite adversity.

My Thoughts

This book is not the typical book I post reviews about here on my blog. This is a nonfiction book. But it is one you won’t want to miss! This is the second book I’ve read by this author, Landra Young Hughes. I find her writing to be so real and down to earth, and extremely challenging.

Her writing style makes you feel as though you’ve sat down and had an in-person conversation with her. Her exuberant personality just oozes at you through the lines.

This particular book deals with hard things. Landra’s beloved sister, LeeBeth passed away quite unexpectedly. As already stated above, “Landra shows how to have peace even when life doesn’t make sense.”

It is easy to see that this book was written through blood, sweat, and tears. Ms. Hughes does not give easy or pat answers, but does show how the journey can be managed, one day at a time.

I highly recommend this to anyone going through a hard time in life.

(I also was very privileged to read her earlier book, A Different kind of Love Story. That one was also worth a read! It deals with addictions, eating disorders in particular)

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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