Saturday, September 24, 2016

Loving My Actual Life: A Book Review

About The Book:

What if you could actually love the life you are living right now?
In life, there is the ideal: fulfilling work, thriving relationships, financial security. Not to mention an orderly and beautiful home and children who never misbehave. And then there's reality: frustrations, illness, feeling overwhelmed and inadequate. We can wait around for our circumstances to change and in the process miss the goodness right in front of us. Or we can choose to love our actual lives, right here and now.

In this entertaining and insightful book, Alexandra Kuykendall chronicles her nine-month experiment to rekindle her love of her ordinary, actual life. After wiping her calendar as clean as a mother of four can, Kuykendall focuses on one aspect of her life each month, searching for ways to more fully enjoy her current season. By intentionally adding one thing each month that will make her jump for joy, she provides a practical challenge you can easily replicate in your life. With humor, poignancy, and plenty of personal stories, she shows how a few small changes can make this crazy-busy life one of holy contentment.

You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format

About The Author:

Alexandra Kuykendall spends most of her days chauffeuring her kids and searching for a better solution to the laundry dilemma. The author of The Artist's Daughter, she was on staff with MOPS International for nearly ten years and is a trusted voice in mothering circles. She lives in the shadows of downtown Denver with her husband and their four daughters. Connect at

My Review:

Once in a while you read a book that resonates to your soul in ways you would never expect. I have list that I keep with books that do just that. It's not a big list but I can say without protest that Loving My Actual Life is now on it! 

The book is a journey that Alexandra Kuykendall went through over a nine month period with the eventual goal to be more intentional in her life. I absolutely loved how each month was a different area of her life and how she gave so many practical ideas for each area. Since reading this book I have implemented so many of the ideas and realized I already do so many as well. It was nice to have reassurance that I am already doing so many of them. An easy read and quick one but one that I will go back and re-read for sure in the future. I also absolutely loved the inspiring! 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up. 

BUY IT: You can purchase Loving My Actual Life at your favorite Christian book retailer from Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communciations Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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