About the Book
If you’re a believer, God has given you a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. Yet how often do you feel assaulted by fear, worry, anxiety, or negative thoughts?
Unpacking personal heartbreaks, struggles, and never shared before confessions, Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien gives you an intimately empowering look at how to reign over your thoughts and feelings as God intended. Snippets of her journal entries will assure you that you’re not alone and will encourage you to speak God’s promises in spite of what you see and feel. You will be given the weapons to identify your triggers, take negative thoughts and debilitating emotions captive, and posture your heart for delight.
Trials and dangers may abound, but you are a queen who does not cower in the face of difficulty. By God’s power, you can reign supreme over your inner world.
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In My Opinion
With the way the world is heading today, it is refreshing to come across a young adult who is on fire for God. Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is one of those people, and in She Reigns: Conquering Your Figures, Fears, and Worries with God’s Truth, she shares how she has overcome the lies the world and the enemy have captured her with.
I listened to the audiobook, which is narrated by the author, and her enthusiasm for this topic and how God has rescued her from anxiety and fear are clear. Many people may relate to Saint-Elien.
There were a couple of points I didn’t love about this book, though. First, there is the fact that the author is so young. She’s got a lot of life to live and a lot of lessons to learn ahead of her. In fact, when she mentions near the end of the book about accepting a job at a large publication, I couldn’t help but wonder what challenges she’s going to face now that she’s working in secular publishing. It would be interesting for the author to revisit this book in ten or fifteen years and see how her perspectives have changed.
The second, and biggest, thing I struggled with was the fact the author didn’t mention that sometimes fear and anxiety are due to mental illness and not a lack of dependency on or seeking answers from God. Sometimes there is a physical reason for anxiety. Yet, since the author doesn’t struggle with this and this book is based on her experiences, I understand why she didn’t go there.
In the end, this is an encouraging and uplifting read from a young author who, at times, challenged me to look at the root of lies I believe about myself or times when I am anxious or worried.
Disclosure statement: I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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