Becoming Resilient: How to Move Through Suffering and Come Back Stronger by Donna Gibbs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is one of the better personal growth books I've read in a long time. I chose to read and review it because I saw that the tagline was "How to move through suffering and come back stronger" and I am glad I did.
I really learned a lot in this book. Some of it I didn't really learn in this book but was reminded of but just the same I learned a lot. I really appreciated that this book was grounded in spiritual truths. A few of the scriptures she used are ones that I have clung to as some of my favorites over the years. And I related with some of the stories in this book pertaining to health concerns, chronic conditions, and pain because I deal with all of those. I really appreciated the advice she gave in this book.
A few things that really stood out to me were the importance of a positive inner dialogue replacing false thoughts with truth, that God must be greater while I am less, the importance of support, and finally the importance of self care along with many examples of how to take care of yourself.
Like I said a lot of what was in this book wasn't brand new information but it was shared in three parts that just really made sense. I appreciated Gibbs' thoughts as a counselor but I also appreciated the scriptures and stories from the Bible that went along with her thoughts. Not all of her real-life stories from friends, family, and patients were applicable to me but they were great additions to the book.
I would especially recommend this book to anyone dealing with health issues, trauma, abuse, or loss.
I received a copy of this book from Revell. This is my honest review.
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