“Before anything else you are loved. Unconditionally. Not when you are good. Not when you obey. Not when you follow the rules. Out of the gate, for free, 100 percent of the time—you are loved.”
Growing up as the daughter of prominent pastor Ed Young Jr, Landra struggled with perfectionism and other’s perceptions of her. She shares the reality of what it’s like to live with an eating disorder and what her recovery process has been like. Learning to live life authentically and inviting others into your healing is a theme threaded throughout the book.
“Maybe it feels weird to let others in when you have doubts because you are afraid of looking stupid or weak or like you’re not a “good” Christian.”
“For me learning to live honestly and openly has been critical in my learning to trust others and learning to trust and love myself.”
I appreciated her honesty in sharing her story and the spiritual encouragement she gives in scripture.
The tone of the book felt conversational and geared towards a younger generation of women in their twenties and thirties.
I received a free copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange for my honest review.