Thursday, October 09, 2014

Breathing Room by Leeana Tankersley

About the Book
Leeana Tankersley, like so many of us, began to feel overwhelmed by life. And like so many of us, she assumed she was struggling not because life is inherently difficult but because she was personally failing in some way. She knows firsthand what it is to bully yourself, to put yourself down for not being able to keep it all together, to compare yourself to others and find yourself lacking. But she's also discovered that all of the hurt and hostility and pain only add up to a life of holding your breath. What if we could exhale and let go?
Breathing Room is her beautiful release of self-condemnation, her discovery of the rest that comes when we give ourselves some space to breathe. She draws readers in through shared experiences of perfectionism, jealousy, and striving and shows them how to let go, how to be radically on their own team, and how to experience the broad grace that Christ has offered all of us.

Anyone who has been trying to do it all, who has been putting on a strong front and yet secretly struggling, will find in Breathing Room both a trusted friend and a generous Savior.

My Thoughts
This book was very well written and I really enjoyed hearing the author's story. That being said there wasn't too much in this book that I could personally apply. There was a lot of truth packed in among Leeana's tales of her experiences and I can definitely see how it would be helpful to others! So if the description sounds like it fits you then I highly recommend this book!

Meet the Author
Leeana Miller Tankersley is the author of Found Art: Discovering Beauty in Foreign Places (Zondervan 2009) and the forthcoming Breathing Room: Letting Go So You Can Fully Live (Revell 2014).
Leeana holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. She is married to Steve Tankersley, an active duty Navy SEAL, and they are currently stationed in San Diego, California, with their three kids Luke (5), Lane (5), and Elle (2).

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I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


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