Hurst wrote this book as a reminder that the little girl who dreamed big dreams is still alive. We just need to look for her and fight for those dreams. The author encourages the reader to embrace life and remember that everyone is a work in progress.
Hurst shares numerous personal stories, so this book is a bit like chatting with a friend. She shares lessons God has taught her over the years in an authentic way, and she includes questions so the reader can figure out their direction. It’s easy to get distracted and off-track in life, but Hurst offers ways to get back on course. If you are struggling with issues of low self-esteem and hopelessness, this is a great book to check out, as the author encourages the reader to remember that they are unique and beautiful. Her advice is reassuring and easy to apply, and she references Biblical truths throughout the book. The reader will feel inspired and likely laugh and cry along the way.
Each chapter ends with “Reflections for the Rescue,” and there is a personal self-assessment at the end of the book to help the reader GAIN (Gifts, Abilities, Interests, Nature) a new perspective and determine their gifts and abilities. This book would work well for individual or small-group study, as scriptures and questions are included in the book. Hurst’s sister, Priscilla Shirer, provides the forward.
Some of my favorite quotes:
- “Focus on what you’ve accomplished, rather than on a long, overwhelming list of what you’ve still got to do.”
- “In order to change your life, you are going to have to do something different.”
- “Comparison can kill.”
- “Don’t be your own worst enemy. Be your own best friend.”
- “You are not the sum total of how you feel.”
- “You will believe what you tell yourself, so be careful what you say.”
- “Be brave enough to believe you were made for more.”
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