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This Life I Live by Rory Feek–Book Review

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“My life is very ordinary,” says Rory. “On the surface, it is not very special. If you looked at it, day to day, it wouldn’t seem like much. But when you look at it in a bigger context—as part of a larger story—you start to see the magic that is on the pages of the book that is my life. And the more you look, the more you see. Or, at least, I do.”

By now, the world knows the story of Joey Feek’s battle with cancer. How she and her family were so strong through those last days. In this book, Rory Feek opens up not only about the rest of their story as husband and wife, but about his story. His past, his struggles. How Joey helped him to be a better man, a better Christian.

I didn’t follow Joey’s story as faithfully as most probably did. I heard of her remarkable strength, her courageous battle, and her tremendous faith. This book was remarkable. I loved that Rory was so transparent about his past and his struggles; I also loved how he talks so much about his faith and how important it is in his life. One of my favorite things is to read nonfiction books about real people with real faith, who aren’t afraid to be just that REAL. They don’t sugarcoat their life; they are open and honest with their readers, because that is who God made them. Their past is just that the past, and God used that to make them who they are today. He brought them through it. This is a book worth reading. Go grab your copy today!

**I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Dear Joey by Alicia Eggers–Book Review

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“Dear Joey” is a book written to encourage mothers to fully embrace motherhood, and recognize it as beautiful. It was written in response to a blog post Alicia Eggers wrote when she was inspired Joey Feek’s last months with her daughter. I can’t think of any better way to summarize it than what the back copy says, “Her [Joey’s] life and death can encourage every mother to fully embrace every single breath and to live fully in each moment. Alicia shows the reader that living on purpose, through the anchor of Christ, is the most abundant life to live.”

 

Do you find yourself dreading certain things about motherhood? Or maybe you just feel frustrated all the time? I think every mother has been to a point where she has lost it on her family or she just gets really irritated when the kids want 50 million things at bedtime. I love how Alicia encourages mothers to embrace these little things, because as cliché as it may sound it won’t last forever, they’re going to grow up way too fast, and one day we’re going to wish we had enjoyed our children’s childhoods a little more. I’m guilty, I know I’m not alone, I get so irritated at small things, but after reading this book, I am working on trying to embrace my motherhood every moment, and live to the fullest, because there are women out there who would give anything to have their child beg for more glasses of water, to lay with them because they are scared, to talk their ears off, but for one reason or another they don’t have those opportunities. That one thought alone made me stop and think, “Wow! I really need to work on that!”  I also love how real she is, there are real life examples throughout the book as well as a few more of her blog posts. Overall, it was a very encouraging and thought provoking book. As a mother, I believe every mother should read this one! Go grab your copy here!

**I received this book free from the author in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

About the Author

(Disclaimer: I got this straight from the back of the book.)

Alicia Eggers lives with her husband, her childhood sweetheart and best friend in rural North Carolina. Together, they have five children and are learning everyday to fully embrace the beauty and the chaos that comes with raising a large family.

Alicia is passionate about Jesus, homeschooling, writing, reading, raising children and chickens, and encouraging other moms through the blog she shares with her sisters.

To learn more about the author, check out her and her sisters’ blog at www.honestlymotherhood.com.