Thursday 19 September 2019

Book Review: Breathe Again How to Live When Life Falls Apart

From The Back:

"If you are struggling with what your life looks like right now, this book offers real help and tangible hope."--Sheila Walsh, cohost of Life Today and author of It's Okay Not to Be Okay

You can thrive, not just survive, no matter what life throws at you.
No one gets to skip the tough stuff. Niki Hardy knows. After losing both her mother and sister to cancer, she too was diagnosed. Eventually, she discovered that it was possible to find hope, peace, trust, joy, and even laughter in the midst of it all and that life doesn't have to be pain-free to be full.

With plenty of her British humour and loads of practical advice, Niki shows you how to

· replace soul-destroying myths of suffering with the hope-building truths of God
· escape the suffocating mire of survival mode by learning God's life-giving practices for thriving
· uncover more joy, peace, comfort, and connection, despite your circumstances
· laugh when all you want to do is cry, scream, or dive headfirst into a gallon of ice cream
My Reflections:
I absolutely love how God cares for his people! This book arrived at just the perfect time! Niki Hardy is my kind of authour, she speaks my language! This powerful book is filled with encouragement and practical back to the Bible basics, the very balm we often forget to apply to our lives. I loved Niki Hardy's quote, "life is not just about surviving but thriving" I'm a thriver" sounds so much better than "I'm a survivor" right?
This book had me crying from the first chapter, I'm a softy for a good story and Niki's life has some pretty deep stories. Niki's mother and sister both died from cancer, not long after she too was diagnosed with cancer. Her authenticity rings true in the entirety of this thought-provoking read.
This book is great for anyone who is experiencing tough situations, the hope and personalization Niki brings to her readers is refreshing and down to earth. I love how she points us back to the Bible and the God who is ever-present in those tough times. Life is all about free will and choices, we don't get to control what happens to us but we can control how we handle it. This reminded me of our sermon this Sunday, Jesus says to give thanks in ALL circumstances, not just when we felt thankful or happy. It's a beautiful reminder that God walks with us through everything, even when we don't feel him, he is faithful, he is the great I Am.
This hope infused book along with the writing style was the perfect fit for me and the journey I am blessed to travel. Is it easy? Heck no, but with God, by my side, we got this! This would be a fantastic book for a small study group. It's easy to read and encouraging for women of all ages and stages.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Niki Hardy
Niki Hardy is a speaker and writer whose work has appeared in Christian Today and Living by Design Ministries and on Premier RadioAfter leaving corporate life in London, she trained as a teacher at...
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