Book Review for "STAY"
If you're looking for a book that has you smiling, crying, and feeling awkward, this is the book for you.
Stay, a book by Anjuli Paschall, is a book that follows the life of Anjuli from college freshman to turning 40. Each chapter tells a story from Anjuli's life. You will travel through college, early adult life, newlywed, new mom, and mid-life crisis.
It has been a while since I was in those life stages, and it was a reminder to me to be patient with the young ladies in these seasons of life. Anjuli recreates these moments from her life that makes the reader feel as if they are there in the situation themselves.
You will find yourself turning down a friend who wants to date, struggling with children who won't cooperate, and finding yourself aging unexpectedly. Anjuli will bring you through each of these phases of life.
While the stories are about Anjuli and her friends, boyfriends, husband, children, and even frenemies, the real story is her journey with Jesus. This book is a love story between a woman and her Saviour Jesus Christ. Anjuli points the reader to Jesus in each and every story.
This isn't a book I sat down and read in one sitting. It was a book I read story by story and allowed each story to stay with me for a few days before jumping into the next one.
I laughed at Anjuli's nervous chapter about turning 40. I jumped that hurdle a few years ago, and if there is any chance she reads this blog, I would tell her the 40s are the best decade! Sit back and enjoy it.
I was provided the book courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.