NOTE: I am retracting my previous review of this book, although I am leaving my ratings here to help readers understand why I am retracting my review. Amazon even ban my review of this title when a few fans of the book were offended by my mild criticisms and reported me, which was not fair (and really shouldn't be legal). So this will be the only place I will share my thoughts of this title. Also, based on this controversy, despite making it onto the launch team for her next book Girl, Stop Apologizing, I will not read or post a review of this or future titles from this author, especially on Amazon (in part to protect my ability to post reviews in the future). Sorry for any inconvenience
Teen Rating. This book is geared specifically towards married women with kids. Chapter 7 is heavy on the sexual content, to the point that I would not recommend any teen to read that chapter. There is a few curse words used (one use of h*** and one use of p***). She also talks about her older brother’s suicide and struggles with drinking.
Singles-Friendly Rating. Although I did get a lot out of the book, I was disappointed that this book didn’t do more to appeal to single women. I understand that Rachel was speaking out of her own experience, but I think that more could have been done to appeal to women who have never been married and don’t have kids. However, most of the lies she addresses do speak to those who aren’t married. If you do read this, I would suggest that you skip chapter 7 (which personally made me very uncomfortable)
Personal Rating. Aside from my personal discomfort about chapter 7, she also shares difficult details about her brother's suicide and her struggles with drinking. Not to mention that although she makes some good points, I now believe her theology to be off-centered. Therefore, I no longer recommend this book
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