I have been a fan of Shauna Niequist since the moment I first heard her speak at a women's event at my church. She read some excerpts from her newest book, Bittersweet, that inspired me so much that I went home and immediately ordered it online.
The title is an appropriate word to describe how I felt when I finished reading it last week, as I was delighted to have read it, yet sad that it was over! I absolutely loved it for so many reasons, but here are the main highlights:
- It's well-written. I found myself captivated by the beautiful strings of words she put down on every page. I was enthralled by her story-telling and her tone, and I felt like I was sitting across from her, hearing her words first hand.
- It's relevant. Shauna covers everything from friendship and hospitality to miscarriages and loss. She writes from her own experiences, and she offers wisdom to those of us young 20-somethings who haven't quite gotten there yet. I felt encouraged and inspired with every page.
- It's relatable. This book is about "change, grace and learning the hard way"--three things I can definitely relate to. Shauna is honest and vulnerable throughout the book in a way that made me feel like everything was going to be alright.
Have you read Bittersweet? What did you think of it?