The REFIT team recently connected hundreds of people online as they dove into a community book study with a book that tells it like it is. Let me tell you . . .
I will read this book again. And again. And again.
In her book, I Guess I Haven’t Learned That Yet, Shauna Niequist dives into what happens to our hearts and our souls when things we planned do not go as planned. Her search for light in dark moments that brought forth a season of unknown and unfamiliar is a search we all can relate to. She invites you in, prepares you a plate, and hands you a truth you can savor.
Her stories bring a brilliant mix of humble and raw and hopeful and human. Her authenticity goes before her as she talks about the things we just don’t want to talk about—our failures and fears and disappointments and crushed plans. In the online discussion sessions for the REFIT community book study, I watched the author’s bravery become contagious as others followed her lead and talked out loud about hard things.
We traveled together as we read together, finding the common ground of humanity between us—a door opened by the author’s words. Shauna Niequist shows how glimmers of light can appear through shades of change, leading us to accept that we can be beautifully ourselves right where we are. And she never denies that sometimes the journey requires a long walk.
I think this book should be required reading for humans.
I think she proves the happy ending is not an ending, but a path that requires our presence.
I think you should have already clicked this link to buy it.
No, no one paid me, I just really adore this book. You will too when you see the parts of your heart that you get to walk through within the pages.
Happy reading (and walking)!