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Its Not Supposed To Be This Way~Lysa TerKeurst (Book Review)

Book Information:

  • Title: It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way-Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered
  • Author: Lysa TerKeurst
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780718039851
  • Price: $24.99

Book Review

I just adore people who are transparent, vaunerable, and can make you laugh. Lysa TerKeurst check’s all the boxes in her latest novel It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way, Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered. This is my very first book of Lysa’s that I have read. Her personality shines through her writing. There were moments where I was laughing so hard I was snorting. I feel that as you read this book and I am going to guess, much of her writing, you get to see a glimpse of who she is.

I really enjoyed this book for the sheer fact that she is transparent and vaunerable with those who are reading. She makes it very clear that she wants you to feel she is with you through this and know what it is like to walk through disappointments. She is brutally honest in what she has went through and how this had made her feel, a vaunerbility that is rare but so needed today.

I admired her love for God displayed throughout each page. She reminds those who are reading that it is okay to lay down your cares before the Lord. Her metaphors of dust to clay and scriptures used to display are only something that can be inspired by the Holy Spirit.

The only thing that I had a hard time with was that her style of writing towards the end of the book was very all over the place. but it did however tie all back in very nicely. I cannot help but wonder if that how God intended it to be.

Who would I recommend this to? Those who are struggling with disappointment. I believe this book and the tools that you have been provided with can assist you to grow closer to God and to continue and endure the rest of the journey that lies ahead.

Overall I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars. The only reason I marked it down a star is because I had to re-read to comprehend part of the book due to the style of writing being all over the place. However, this does not take away from the heart and soul of this book.


A huge thank you to you that is reading this review. You make this dream come true possible! I want to thank Lysa for her sheer vulnerability and the good belly laughs that I needed. Last but certainly not least, I want to thank the publisher Thomas Nelson who waited so patiently for this review. Thank you for being a blessing to me with this book and for those who pick it up.

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