Saturday, May 18, 2013

What I'm Reading - The Artist's Daughter

My Thoughts

When I read someone else's story I am always
looking for myself within their words on a page.
The more I read Alexandra's words, I found 
myself identifying with so much of her story.

When she shares the struggle of having an absent father, I know that place.
When she shares the struggle of marriage and motherhood, I know that place.
When she shares the struggle of making new friends, I know that place.

She paints a picture with her words of places 
that I know and she speaks to my heart.

I love her transparency throughout her writing as she shares her fears, doubts, and loneliness. But even more than that she speaks grace into these places. The hard places. The places we rarely share with others. She writes about her battle to figure out who she is in all of it only to find her identity in Him. She doesn't try to tie each part of her story up with a pretty bow, but shows how God works in everything. 
Because sometimes those hard places stay hard. But God is there.

I love this book.
Really love it.
It is for daughters, wives, mothers, sisters, and friends.

You can purchase this book here:

About the Book

When Alexandra Kuykendall became a mother it was the beginning of a soul-searching journey that took her into her past and made her question everything she'd experienced--and a lot of what she hadn't. The only daughter of a single, world-traveling mother and an absent artist father, Alexandra shares her unique quest to answer universal questions: Am I lovable? Am I loved? Am I loving? 

In short, moving episodes, Alexandra transports readers into a life that included a childhood in Europe, a spiritual conversion marked more by questions than answers, a courtship in the midst of a call to be with troubled teens, marriage and motherhood--and always, always, the question of identity. Through her personal journey, women will discover their own path to understanding the shape of their lives and a deeper sense of God's intimate presence within it.

About the Author

Alexandra Kuykendall is on staff at MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers) where she encourages mothers of young children to keep growing as they take on their new mothering identity. She is a regular contributor and consulting editor to MomSense magazine, Connections magazine, and the MOPS blog. A frequent speaker for MOPS, Alexandra has been featured on Good Morning America. As the mother of four young children, she continues to refine her mothering identity. She lives in Denver, Colorado, with her husband, Derek, and their daughters.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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