I finished reading this book back in June but totally forgot to leave a review on my blog! I’m excited to tell you my thoughts on this book. Hopefully this won’t sound creeper status or not BUT I have seen Al in person before, and each time I have been waaaaaay to nervous to say anything. I just didn’t want to make a big deal, especially in the environment we were in. ANYWAY, my dad always told me to just say hi and that she’s really nice. (I’m still too scared) but after following her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and now having read her book, I have no doubt that she is probably the sweetest person! Maybe one day I’ll say hi. HA
I thought that this was going to be sort of a biography, or just telling her conversion story. Which is never a bad thing, but it ended up being so much more than that. I have read pretty frequently on Twitter about her amazing story and how she shares it at so many speaking events. But I’ve never actually heard the story, word for word, from Al herself.
This book is amazing. I really enjoyed reading about her life, how the conversion process came about, her time with the missionaries, her trials, her family, her choices… everything! its what makes her, her. BUT what I loved most about this book is that she not only shares her story and how she became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but she shares scriptures and thoughts. Right in the middle of a thought! Never once does she not somehow apply her writings to the gospel.
I learned so much from her just from her book. There definitely were some things that she said that specifically touched my heart, but this is a fantastic book all around. A lot of people judge her, call her names, shame the church on allowing someone who “looks” like her to join the church. JUST READ HER BOOK. Seriously. You want to get to know a person, why she joined the church and why they accepted her… read her book. Then call the missionaries.
Disclaimer: I did not receive free product in exchange for a book. I purchased a copy myself and all opinions are my own.