Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Does this insecurity make me look Fat? by Michelle Wilson

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ABOUT THE BOOK

• Why do clothing stores hang fun-house mirrors in their dressing rooms?

• The laundry doesn’t cry when it’s not folded, so why should I?

• Can I be confident even if an elevator calls me fat?

Michelle Wilson’s humorous yet poignant insights help women examine the limitations we place on ourselves out of insecurity and self-doubt. We have faith in God, but do we know that He has faith in us?

When we see ourselves with God’s eternal perspective, we can feel confident and whole—even in our imperfection. Just think what we might accomplish if we truly believe that we are more important than we know, stronger than we realize, and extraordinary in every way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Wilson is a native of California. Through serving a full-time mission, teaching seminary, Sunday School classes, and speaking at various firesides and conferences, Michelle has developed a love of the power and simplicity of the gospel. She believes in the healing power of laughter and chocolate. She and her husband, Jerey, are the parents of three children and live in Washington State.

REVIEW

The minute I saw the title of this book and what it was about I knew I needed to read it. Like many women, I've spent much of my life struggling with my sense of self-worth.  I often only see the mistakes and imperfections and not the innate value our Heavenly Father see in us.  Michelle Wilson discusses these thoughts and feelings in this book in such an open and honest way that I immediately connected with what she has to say. It's incredibly self affirming to hear someone else express the thoughts and feelings that I have and struggle with every day.  It's also powerful to be reminded how much God loves me and all of us, no matter what I look like or how many mistakes I make or how dirty my house is, He still loves me. 

To anyone who wonders how to combat those things around us that make us devalue ourselves so severely, this book provides a leg up.  The author discusses and shares stories about some of the most devastating ways that women condemn themselves, whether through comparisons or criticisms from others, feelings of inadequacy and discouragement or just plain depression. I think for me the thing I appreciated the most was the feeling that I am not alone in my struggles and that there is a way to overcome these feelings: JESUS CHRIST. Learning to adjust our perspective and see things the way He would have us do, makes all the difference in the world.  Thanks to Michelle Wilson for sharing her thoughts and beliefs and stories so that all of us might learn and grow and learn to see ourselves 'through heaven's eyes.'


1 comment:

  1. Thank you Heidi for the review! Yes, you are right--it isn't just about changing how we see, but taking hold of the power of the Atonement in our lives that allows us to change and to BE. Thank you for your comments and interpretation. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book!

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