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Book review: ‘You Are Enough’ by Mandy Hale

A few posts ago I reviewed Mandy Hale’s book Beautiful Uncertainty.  Her newest book, You Are Enough: Heartbreak, Healing, and Becoming Whole, is the subject of today’s post. If you have read Beautiful Uncertainty, you could not ask for a greater contrast between that book and this new one, and perhaps even wonder if this book is by the same author – indeed it was a big surprise to me.  But I felt that the beauty about both books was not found in comparing them or judging whether one was better than the other, rather it was found in the reality of Mandy’s words and the raw emotion, maturity, wisdom, and passion which has developed in her life since she wrote Beautiful Uncertainty.  Clearly, life-changing things have happened to her in the years since that book, and deciding to write about her experiences to help others was a courageous thing to do. 

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Book review: ‘Beautiful Uncertainty’ by Mandy Hale

Today’s book review is about Beautiful Uncertainty by Mandy Hale.  Mandy is also a blogger and has written other books.  You can find her at The Single Woman blog.

Beautiful Uncertainty has class, emotion, poetic words, faith, and strength saturating its pages.  In fact, it is dripping in sweetness and comfort. 

It is like a best buddy, drinking a hot chocolate beside you on a cold Winter’s evening by the fire, wrapped in chunky woolens (or giving you a refreshing, cool drink if you are sweating through Summer right now).  It is a friend egging you on while you endure life’s ups and downs or if you are longing for something to happen – whether that is waiting for a significant other, marriage, children, a career change, miracle – whatever.  Even if you are not waiting for anything at all, it helps you live through your days with grace and peace.

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Book review: ‘Master Your Voice’ by Freya Casey

Firstly, please don’t be put off by the title of this book – Master Your Voice by Freya Casey. 

Even if you do not sing or are not a musician, there is so much to learn from this book.

We all have a voice for speaking as well as singing, so loving it and taking care of it is important for everyone.  Even if for some reason you ‘do not have a singing voice’ (which, by the way, I believe is not true – anyone can sing if they are prepared to take the time to work at it) you can still take away many things from this book. 

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Happy New Year and first book review: ‘My Ikaria’ by Spiri Tsintziras

Happy New Year!

I hope that you are feeling revived after Christmas and are enjoying your summer or winter break, depending on where you live in the world.

If you are new to The MuSinGer, take some time to check out what this blog is all about.  I also have The Music Room, The Library, and The Prayer Space for you to visit and enjoy, in addition to my blog articles, which will be published fortnightly or monthly – please hit the ‘Follow’ button on the side and enter your email address to be notified of new posts, so you won’t miss out!

Another feature of the blog will be occasional reviews for books which will also be listed in The Library as recommended reading. Why bother spending time reading?  Well, check out why a book is your best buddy and get started in 2019!

Now, onto my review of My Ikaria by Spiri Tsintziras.

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A book is your best buddy

I’ve finished my practice session and have shut The Music Room door for the night. I’m all sung out.  What could be better than grabbing a hot chocolate and an engaging book?

What else can soothe us in life other than settling down on a grey day with a comfy tome? Every MuSinGer knows that books are our best friends, right?

Why is that? 

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