I received a copy of BEGIN AGAIN: THE BRAVE PRACTICE OF RELEASING HURT AND RECEIVING REST by Leeana Tankersley from Revell Reads in exchange for an honest review. The foreword is by Shauna Niequist.
I chose this book to review because I’m in the process of “beginning again.” I lost my job, and with it, what I believed to be my career. I felt miserable. Hopeless. Lost. It has taken me a long time to get over the hurt of it, and now I’m seeking to pick myself up by my bootstraps.
I found this book to be beautiful. In many ways, it opened my eyes and gave me a fresh hope. The author speaks to us from a place of hurt in her own laugh. In that sense, it makes the reader trust her. She has lived what you have lived, even if it is in a slightly different way.
This is a religious book, and the religion is heavy. I’m not sure I would recommend it to those who have a different faith, although many of the examples apply to any of us.