Saturday, September 17, 2011

Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down by Jeremy Kingsley

This uplifting book meets people when they are down, helping them to transform their lives. In each chapter the author explores a response to a crisis and shows how working through crises can lead to strength, peace, forgiveness, and hope.
Kingsley offers snapshots of different people and their responses to difficult situations, including his own tough times and how he has overcome. This faith-based book will appeal to a wide range of readers, both Christians and non-Christians.

My thoughts...

This is a self help book, it has encouraging words that attempts to lift you up when you're down. There are some good things in it but I didn't particularly enjoy it. It's simple steps to get one back on their feet are just that...simple. It isn't easy getting up when you're down and for me it would take more than what this book offers to help me get up again. His advice needs more depth. There is too much repetition in the book and not enough Biblical content.

I feel that Kingsley points readers more to self than to God. True healing comes from above and we should focus more on the truths in His Word. God uses our pain to teach us and help us grow.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars. I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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