Friday Finds: Loving the Life I didn’t Expect
This Friday I want to point your attention towards a great book! I’ve mentioned this one before, but I’m not hesitating in sharing it again.
When I made the solo move from Texas to Arizona in the fall of 2006 I found myself living a life I didn’t expect. I was involuntarily single, feeling a bit lonely, and spending my evenings raiding the shelves at my local bookstore. I found my way to the relationship section in hopes that this 24-year old could learn a thing or two from the experts. Rather than a “how to date” guide, I was hoping for a “how to find contentment when you don’t have what you want” sort of a book. I had been discouraged by some of my previous reads about being a young single woman, and I was ready for something to pull the genre around.
That’s when I saw Revelations of a Single Woman by Connally Gilliam.
The title isn’t what garnered my initial attention. Instead it was the subtitle that read: “loving the life I didn’t expect.” I was hooked.
I read the book quickly and found it to be humorous, truthful, and challenging. It proved to me that someone could write about this topic without flowery metaphors and princess references. I’m a smart independent woman and I appreciate being spoken to as such! Whether you are single and satisfied, single and hoping, dating, or even married- I’d recommend you check out Connally’s book. Her wisdom and intelligence are refreshing and continue to point the reader to trust our Heavenly Father in every stage of life.
Following and listening,