Thursday, October 15, 2015

Unlikely Rebel by Kelli Gotthardt (Book Review!)

Unlikely Rebel: A Church Girl’s Journey out of Shoulds and Shame

by Kelli Gotthardt

(received in exchange for an honest review)

Unlikely Rebel

Genre- Nonfiction / Christian Life / Women’s Issues

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2015

Number of pages- 160

Age Group- Adult (women)

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $13.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4228-5

Women struggle with many different problems.  Kelli Gotthardt shows us in this book what it was like to look like life was all together, but be filled with self-doubt and shame.  She is a pastor’s wife, so it was even harder for her to live authentically, because people expected more from her.

She wrote this book to show us how there is freedom and love that God wants us to have.

About the Author-

Kelli Gotthard has a master’s degree in spiritual formation and lives in California.  She is an international speaker, pastor’s wife, and leadership consultant.

My thoughts-

I thought Kelli Gotthardt was courageous when she wrote this book about her hard times and insecurities.  I was captivated by her writing style and it made me want to keep reading.  I wanted to learn about her journey and how it might apply to mine, even though each person’s journey is different and unique. 

I’m glad that she mentioned that this book was written as a journal, that way I knew that she was writing this in the order that they happened.  This was mentioned in the introduction, which was one of the most important parts of the book, because it set the stage.  It showed how she went from being a “good girl” to being a rebel.  It also alerted me to the physical and mental issues she had to and has to deal with.

I liked the divisions of the sections, Leaning In, Letting Go, and Living Out.

I think this was a very interesting book, one because she is a woman and two, because she is the wife of a pastor.  I enjoyed it and I hope you do too.  You might learn something about yourself you didn’t know.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Unlikely Rebel, by Kelli Gotthardt, for free from Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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