Book Review: It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst
This book was recommended to me by a girlfriend who was struggling with infertility a few years back. I started reading it then, but honestly, I was not fully invested at the time, so I did not finish it.
Recently, however, I have been waging a new life battle and decided to pick up where I left off, as it was still sitting in my Kindle Library, getting for me to give it one more chance.
This time, I was utterly amazed at the wisdom I found in these spirit-infused pages.
Here is my review, I hope you will love it as much as I did and will recommend it to others on your path who are going through the inevitable hard things.
It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way by Lysa Terkeurst
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Synopsis from Goodreads
“What do you do when God’s timing seems questionable, His lack of intervention hurtful, and His promises doubtful?
Life often looks so very different than we hoped or expected. Some events may simply catch us off guard for a moment, but others shatter us completely. We feel disappointed and disillusioned, and we quietly start to wonder about the reality of God’s goodness.
Lysa TerKeurst understands this deeply. But she’s also discovered that our disappointments can be the divine appointments our souls need to radically encounter God. In It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way, Lysa invites us into her own journey of faith and, with grit, vulnerability, and honest humor, helps us to see our lives in the context of God’s bigger story. Whether we’re dealing with daily disappointments or life-altering loss, we can find unexpected strength as we learn what it means to wrestle well between our faith and our feelings.”
When I read a book, I often highlight, underline, and make copious notes in the margins.
Well, that was before I started reading via Kindle. Now, I still highlight, copy/paste, and make notes to myself via text. Rarely do I find a book in which I highlight more truth, more grit, more Godly wisdom, more moving words, than I don’t.
THIS is that book.
I give it a five. Heck, I give it a 10 (out of 5).
I know this book is not the Bible, but I can honestly say, it spoke to me in ways I did not know I needed to hear. It is obvious the season of life this well-known author so beautifully and emotionally shared was inspired by God’s own Holy Spirit.
I laughed. I cried. I literally felt that I was living this very story.
It brought forth seasons I thought had been laid to rest. It spoke to current misunderstandings and ways in which I am not fully surrendered to the Lord.
The only thing that would make it even more meaningful, was is if my own name were on the front cover (every Author’s dream, right?). Perhaps, one day, it will be.
This is a must read for any woman experiencing the typical turmoil of life and wondering how to get through by having, possibly the greatest spiritual breakthrough, OF your life. I hope I made it clear…..I LOVED IT. And I truly believe, dear friend, that you will too.