Sunday, April 19, 2020


As women, we are exhausted. Our hearts are being wrung out to dry--squeezed and yanked in every direction. We take care of everyone but ourselves. We've gotten lost in bedtime routines and our Costco lists. We have lost our voices in the storm of everyday life. We need to be reminded to reach inward and heed the quiet voice whispering, Stay.

This book is for anyone who longs for a connection with God and his people but can't seem to escape the haunting feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, and fear. Through raw, authentic stories, (in)courage writer Anjuli Paschall invites you to stop running from your pain and to recognize that the deep end of your story is the way to intimacy with Christ. Alongside Anjuli, you will encounter a loving God who invites you to stay with him at the table of your soul, where you are free to spill the milk, to fumble through your words, to embrace the awkwardness and the joy, and to taste and see that he is good.

My thoughts: We all wish for an easy life, though that isn't what God promises His people. He does, however, promise that He will always be there, and that we can use our hurts for good, if we follow Him. I thought that this was a well written, excellent book on just that topic. I appreciated that Anjuli shares from the heart. This book is easy to read and enjoyable, despite dealing with the hard stuff. I felt like I was sitting down and sharing with a good friend! I highly recommend this book.
I received Stay from the publisher. This is my honest review.

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