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There’s something about our society which makes many of us women think we have to project the image of a perfect woman. No letting that dirty laundry show in public, but rather put on the façade and let people think you have a perfect life. But, the reality is that NONE of us are perfect and we all struggle with aspects of our life. Glennon Doyle Melton has embraced a ministry of breaking through those picture perfect images we project by being brutally honest about aspects of her life. Carry On, Warrior is her new book which hopes to inspire other women to be true to themselves while doing it in a light hearted conversational style.
About Carry On, Warrior
In Carry On, Warrior, Glennon Doyle Melton shares new stories and the best-loved material from Momastery.com. She recounts her mistakes and triumphs with candor and humor, and gives language to our universal (yet often secret) experiences. She believes that by shedding our armor, we can stop hiding, competing, striving for the mirage of perfection, and making motherhood, marriage, and friendship harder by pretending they’re not hard. In this one woman trying to love herself and others, readers find a wise and witty friend who will inspire them to forgive their own imperfections, make the most of their gifts, and commit to small acts of love that will change the world.
Carry On, Warrior features new material and selections from Momastery.com.
My Thoughts on Carry On, Warrior
I have a confession to make. I have NOT finished this book as I pen the review. I love Glennon’s writing style and the way she is so transparent from her own life. However, this isn’t a book that I want to just breeze through and not let soak in. Instead, I find myself reading a bit and then thinking more about how it applies to my own life. More specifically, this title has me considering what changes I can make in the way I am trying to live this life.
Reading this title has also come at a time when God prompted me to reach out to others about personal struggles. We all have them. When I began sharing with Godly women I trusted and with whom I felt the Holy Spirit was nudging me to share, I discovered not only that people were willing to pray for me or be there to listen as needed, but also that others would then open up about their own struggles. Like Glennon, I am finding that being transparent and honest leads to stronger connections as well. Even if my own struggles are still there, I know I have a support network and that I am NOT alone.
I highly encourage any woman who’s felt that they have to invest time and effort into making their life look picture perfect to check out this title. Carry On, Warrior just may be the breath of fresh air you need to have shift for the positive in your life and those around you.
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