Sunday, September 30, 2018

"The Sparkle Effect" by Kristen Dalton Wolfe

My review...

The authentic narrative and relatable struggles will likely strike a chord with many women, particularly those who have felt discouraged or insecure at one time or another. The author is honest and open about her struggles with depression, weight issues, and dyslexia. The goal of this book is to help the reader discover their true identity, as Kristen Dalton Wolfe did.

The chapters address a number of topics, such as style, beauty, resilience, focus, wisdom, purity, forgiveness, and self-worth. One of the chapters start with a quote pertaining to the topic, and each chapter ends with a prayer and “wonder words” (relevant Bible verses for the chapter). In the Afterword, the author reminds the reader what they became when they were adopted and married into the Royal Family, which includes a new creature, a temple of God, a royal priestess, and a sparkle.

There are a number of positive points made in this book. However, at times, I felt that things were a bit too focused on encouraging the reader to enhance or focus on their looks, which seem to contradict the message of embracing your God-given beauty.

Some of my favorite quotes:

·        “Jesus is an identity transformer.”
·        “When we are in control, God isn’t.”
·        “Losing is an opportunity to grow in character and skill.”
·        “We can’t control everything, but we can decide how you will respond.”
·        “…focus on what God is giving, instead of what you’re lacking.”

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.

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