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Book Review: Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton

carry on warrior

I can’t say enough good things about this book. Loved, loved, loved. It showed up on my recommended books in Audible based on my purchases, so I went ahead and downloaded. I did this when I was training for my first full, the 2014 Seattle Marathon. Glennon quickly became a companion in my ear on those frigid early fall mornings, before sunrise, headlamp on my forehead, when I was out running on the eerily quiet and dark streets. More than a companion, really. A kindred spirit. Her struggles, her insights, and her outlook on the world were all too easy to relate to.

If you have been affected by or identify with any one of the following things, you will find invaluable insight in this book: Spouse, sibling, child, parent, friend, hyper sensitivity, eating disorder, poor body image, addiction, broken heart, disease, sickness, infidelity, parenting, judgement, lack of self esteem, faith… Should I continue?

I VERY rarely reread or listen again to a book. On my 26th birthday I was driving myself back from Seattle to Eugene, about a 6-hour trip, and decided to listen to it again. Her advice and insight into the ways of the world are things I want to emulate in my own life, as I try and figure out what this whole being an adult thing is about. It felt like a good birthday reading choice.

Tidbits that stick out in my head/major take-a-ways:
-Chronos and Kairos.
-Life is Brutaful (Brutal+Beautiful)
-Sister. (you’ll understand if you read it)

So thank you, Glennon. Thank you for sharing your story.

(You should read this book.)

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