Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Breathing Room ~ Leeana Tankersley

  • File Size: 3523 KB
  • Print Length: 225 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0800723465
  • Publisher: Revell (September 30, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KDN86V4

 September 30, 2014

Leeana Tankersley, like so many of us, began to feel overwhelmed by life. And like so many of us, she assumed she was struggling not because life is inherently difficult but because she was personally failing in some way. She knows firsthand what it is to bully yourself, to put yourself down for not being able to keep it all together, to compare yourself to others and find yourself lacking. But she's also discovered that all of the hurt and hostility and pain only add up to a life of holding your breath. What if we could exhale and let go?

Breathing Room 
is her beautiful release of self-condemnation, her discovery of the rest that comes when we give ourselves some space to breathe. She draws readers in through shared experiences of perfectionism, jealousy, and striving and shows them how to let go, how to be radically on their own team, and how to experience the broad grace that Christ has offered all of us.

Anyone who has been trying to do it all, who has been putting on a strong front and yet secretly struggling, will find in Breathing Room both a trusted friend and a generous Savior.

My take on this book:
Letting go so you can fully live sounds easy but probably is one of the hardest things to do. With Breathing Room Leeana Tankersley provides personal insight into how we can let go of the hurts and pain that drag us down. She certainly hit the nail on the head when she describes how we often care more about how things look on the outside rather than how things feel on the inside. Catchy chapter titles really drew me in, but it was the down to earth easy to connect with stories that Ms. Tankersley shared that kept me reading. Often laced with humor the  author shares her ups and downs and within those stories snippets of guidance that encourage and remind that we have to let go of the things that hold us down in order to find inner  peace. While I enjoyed the stories the author shared, I was a bit disappointed that there wasn't a lot of scriptural reference which is something I always look for in self help books. Overall the personal stories will inspire and encourage readers to let go of the issues that may be holding them back from living life fully.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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