Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Becoming Resilient-Book Review

At some point, we all suffer disappointment, rejection, injustice, and loss. Such suffering can paralyze us, leaving us broken inside and merely going through the motions outside. Whether we remain stuck in these negative patterns or move forward is determined in large part of our resilience.

When I signed up to review this book I had been going through some bumps. I thought this book sounded good from the title and the little bit of information shared. This book was packed full of great help and based on Key Scriptures to help you through life's bumps and bruises.

The fact of the matter is life will throw us curve balls. Things shatter, fail, and devastate. But Donna Gibbs gives biblical sound advice on how to get out of that rut using scripture, self care, and tips on destroying negative thinking patterns.

This book is set up different than most. It is has parts to it. Questions and a key verse at the end of each chapter so that you may truly apply what your are reading. Donna has a good balance of spiritual help as well as well as physical help. She shares inspiring testimonies of those that have overcome obstacles and became resilient with the Lord's help. Donna also shares consequences of those that choose to stay in negative patterns.

I felt this was a great book for those that are experiencing suffering, turmoil, and negative thought patterns. She shares simple key tips to bust that once and for all with Christ.

One of my favorite quotes from the book, "Gratitude and discouragement cannot coexist. One will starve out the other. Therefore, if you desire resilience, you must choose to starve out the narrow-minded, destructive thoughts that feed your discouragement."

A little about the Author

Donna Gibbs

Donna Gibbs is a licensed counselor supervisor, a national certified counselor, and a board certified Christian counselor. A member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, she is on the referral network for Focus on the Family, Christian Care Network, r3Continuum, and FINDINGbalance. A Christian counselor since 1998, she is director of A Clear Word Counseling Center and of marriage and support ministries for Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She and her husband, Mark, have been married for more than 20 years and have four sons.

I was given a free copy of this book from Revell Publishers for an honest review.All thoughts are my own. No other compensation was received.

Thanks for reading my review!



  1. Thank you for your book recommendation, Chrissy. It looks very interesting. xo

  2. Will add it to my Amazon Wish List--Thanks !


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