Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Chasing Famous by Lisa Lloyd

Lloyd chased after fame and success through her professional acting career. She came to the realization that her success was not to be measured by applause but by how well she represented God and glorified Him.

She shares her experiences and the lessons she has learned. She reminds us that our desires for affirmation and success were given by God and He alone can fulfill them. Hers is a good example of a life transformed by God.

This book would be a good one for young women who think they need to find their worth and success in their appearance. Lloyd is very honest in sharing her life experiences and how God has showed her where true success lies. There are questions at the end of each chapter for personal reflection or group use. Lloyd has also included the entire Bible passages she uses so this would be a good book for those unfamiliar with the Bible.

There was one area I found a bit troublesome. Based on what the Bible says at the end of the creation account, Lloyd says we are “very good.” It seems she has forgotten the effects of the Fall. Everyone is not beautiful nor is everyone very good. We are fallen creatures, born in sin. Lloyd does mention the evils of humankind when she writes about human trafficking and forced prostitution. But this is not a theological work. It is more of an encouraging book for those who think about their outer appearance rather than the condition of their spiritual self. Lloyd speaks often of her relationship to God but not about the saving grace of believing in Jesus Christ.

Food for thought: Our purpose on this earth has nothing to do with us and everything to do with Him...

You can find out more about the book and watch a book trailer at http://chasingfamousbook.com/.

I am taking part in a blog tour of this book. You can read more reviews here.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Lisa Lloyd is a speaker, actor, and writer. Since receiving her bachelor of fine arts in theater from Southern Methodist University, she has been featured in many major performance mediums including television, commercials, and billboards. She has performed with many theaters as well. She and her husband live in McKinney, Texas and have two boys. You can find out more about her at http://.lisalloyd.org. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.

New Hope Publishers, 192 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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