Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Girl in the Song by Chrissy Cymbala Toledo
Girl in the Song recently came out and I won a copy through the promotion festivities. I was very excited to start reading this book. I remember reading about Chrissy's father's perspective in the book Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. It was something that I had wondered in regards to what she struggled with. I had assumed that she was a junky after reading the book at that she was coming clean from drugs, that was not the case.
Chrissy takes the opportunity to share what happened during her youth in Girl in the Song. She struggled from a very early age with being good enough. It became an obsession that played out in her relationships with young men, one young man in particular.
I enjoyed reading her story, as painful as it was. She was honest about her personal struggle and about her breaking of relationship with her family. Fortunately, this particular story ends in redemption. Chrissy was part of a church community that not only loved her but was committed to seeking the best for her. It is always encouraging to read stories about how someone that was lost becomes found and that is exactly the story that Chrissy shares in this book.
The best part about it is that I know that there are some folks in my life that could be blessed by hearing her story and I can't wait to share the book with them.
This was a personal decision to review the book. I did receive a free copy as a prize, but writing about it was not required.