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I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Different Kind of Love Story: How God's Love for You Helps You Love Yourself by Landra Young Hughes

A Different Kind of Love Story: How God's Love for You Helps You Love YourselfABOUT THE BOOK

In this book, you're going to read about a different kind of love story. It's a love story each and every one of us is currently playing a role in--whether we're aware of it or not. And truth be told, it's scary-critical that we stay tuned-in to this love story. Because outside of a growing relationship with your heavenly Father, no other love (or lack of love) has the potential to improve or implode your life like the love that you have for you.

For anyone who has ever struggled with their identity, Landra Young Hughes has a radically simple message: give up. Specifically, give up your need to be in control of how other people see you. Instead, let God's words--not yours and not others'--define you. Through her own deeply personal story of trying to control her circumstances and others' perceptions of her through an eating disorder, Landra points the way toward a life free from self-obsession and self-resentment. She shows you how to listen to God's voice, let go of the struggle for perfection, and live authentically from your deepest self.
 

MY THOUGHTS.....


"Outside of a growing relationship with God, no other love (or lack of love) has the potential to improve or implode your life like the love that you have for you."

Landra Young Hughes is now able to love herself but that hasn't always been the case. A Different Kind of Love Story is the honest account of how she has overcome her doubts and an eating disorder and finally learned that God offers her, and all of us, an unconditional love. She has filled twelve chapters with personal reflections and Bible scripture that offer readers encouragement, inspiration, and the reminder that there is nothing that we can do to earn God's love. She also relates that "God knows who you really are. God knows what your labels are. The good, the bad, the ugly. He knows the real you."

A Different Kind of Love Story is important for all who have experienced doubts about their self-worth and its conversational style makes it especially appealing to younger women.

I received a free copy of this book from Baker Books. There was no obligation to post a positive review.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Landra Young Hughes is the daughter of prominent pastor Ed Young Jr. and Lisa Young of Fellowship Church. Because of her upbringing, Landra has developed a passion for seeing people maximize their God-given potential and embrace their God-defined self-worth. She and her husband, Brad, lead Fellowship Church's Norman campus and live in the Norman, Oklahoma, area with their daughter, Sterling.

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