Monday, June 18, 2018

In Bloom by Kayla Aimee {Book Review}


~ Description 

At some point in life, every woman struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy. Whether fueled by a culture of makeover shows, by the lingering memories of mean girls, or by events and regrets much more wounding to the soul, our thoughts can become so conditioned by self-doubt that it's often the primary lens through which we view ourselves or expect to be viewed by others.

But what if we could rewrite the narrative? What if we could exchange our uncertainty for an abiding confidence? And what if in unearthing our worth, we uncovered our purpose as well, becoming free to unleash our gifts within community and find ourselves in complete communion with our Creator?

In this fearless, funny, and refreshingly relatable chronicle of her own metamorphosis from the insecurity that once held her captive, author Kayla Aimee unfolds the blueprint for women to:

• Identify the deep-seated sources of our assumed inadequacy and replace them with steadfast truths of affirmation
• Embrace the boldness and courageous confidence of who we are in Christ
• Replace our need for approval with the promise of an enduring acceptance
• Uncover our purpose, unlock our potential, and celebrate our unique personality

To every woman who longs for belonging, this journey through Kayla's inviting prose, biblical promises, and journaling prompts will help guide her from restless insecurity to a beautiful becoming. We weren't made for being captives; we were made for being captivated, for fully embracing the truth of who we've been created to be.


~ My Rating 

5 stars


~ My Review 

Wow. That's literally what I thought every time I sat down to soak up some more of this book's goodness. While reading this beautiful book, I alternately laughed until I physically hurt and blinked to keep the tears at bay.

I read the author's first book a few years ago, and having followed her blog ever since and falling for her way with words, I jumped at the chance to review her new book. And I'm so glad I did.

With her signature southern charm, Kayla Aimee tackles the tough topics of shame, insecurity, self-doubt, and inadequacy. Instead, she encourages women of all ages to live with purpose, boldness, and unabashed confidence in who they are in Christ.

She doesn't shy from the hard stuff, but rather lays it all bear, open and raw before a world of readers. Throughout the book, she even goes as far as to open up about vulnerable areas in her own life and past—mistakes she made and decisions she now regrets.

One woman's story of embracing life and love in the way God meant it to be is full of twists and turns and heartache. It's real, it's raw, but it's so beautiful.

In Bloom is 200 pages of confidence-building, grace-offering encouragement. I would recommend it to any woman or young lady who's ever felt like she didn't measure up, like she wasn't enough, like she didn't matter. <3


**I received a free copy from B&H/Lifeway in exchange for my honest review.** 

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good one! So is it like a devotional? I really like the cover!
    -Brooklyne

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    1. Yes, I would classify it as devotional/christian living. It's not set up as a day-by-day devotional though, if that's what you meant. The cover is SO pretty! :D

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  2. This really sounds like a good book!

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  3. I've heard so many good things about this book, I definitely want to read it now! Thanks for sharing your review! :)

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    1. Ahhh, it's amazing. <3 Thanks for reading!

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