I received a copy of STUMBLING INTO GRACE by Lisa Harper from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze. What first caught my attention about the book was the cover, which depicts a little girl. She is wearing sneakers, a frilly skirt, and what appears to be her mother’s pearls: the classic child finding her way in the world. The book is that and so much more. Essentially, it is about finding your way in the world.
The book is divided into three parts: Real Life, Real Gifts, and Real Growth. Each chapter involves Jesus and something else in life, such as Jesus and Scary Things (Chapter One). Lisa Harper mixes true life occurrences with things normal people can identify with, such as wearing too-tight jeans. She applies real problems with ways Jesus can help us overcome them. She also included some group discussions and journal entries, to help us explore ourselves in depth. There are also chapters that explore Gifts and how Jesus helps us heal.
Overall, by the end of the book, my heart felt lighter, and I felt as though I knew Lisa Harper personally. I strongly recommend this to anyone who is going through a challenging time or wanting to reconnect with Jesus.