This book is engaging. Crank's writing style is easy to read. Her story is one from which to learn how to thrive, not just survive. Molested, raped, abused in marriage, she helps us understand we are not what happened to us in the past. She helps us learn how to change the label from shamed to loved by God.
This is a very encouraging book. It is eye opening to understand the attitude Crank has today after all that has happened to her. She knows God can take the epic mistakes in our lives and turn them into something amazing. God doesn't hold the past against us and neither should we.
She also reminds us that God's intention is not to give us a life of rainbows and roses. “His intention is to strengthen you to do things you never thought you could do.” (160) Her life is a testimony to God's work of transforming from the inside out.
This is a good book to read if you are struggling with shame, thinking that God could never redeem the terrible mistakes you have made. Crank's memoir and her encouraging teaching will give you hope in God. “Your best days are not behind you, they are in front of you,” Crank writes. “The best is yet to come.” (70)
You can find links to Crank's podcast and blog at https://nicolecrank.com/.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Nicole Crank is an international conference speaker, popular television host, pastor, life coach, blogger and author of several books. She and her husband are co-founders and senior pastors of FaithChurch.com with membership of 18,000 at four campuses. You can find out more at https://nicolecrank.com/.
Worthy Publishing, 240 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)