Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: Breathing Room by:Leeana Tankersley

 Breathing Room: Letting Go So You Can Fully Live
About the Book:
Leeana Tankersley, like so many of us, began to feel overwhelmed by life. And like so many of us, she assumed she was struggling not because life is inherently difficult but because she was personally failing in some way. She knows firsthand what it is to bully yourself, to put yourself down for not being able to keep it all together, to compare yourself to others and find yourself lacking. But she's also discovered that all of the hurt and hostility and pain only add up to a life of holding your breath. What if we could exhale and let go?

About the Author:
Leeana Tankersley holds English degrees from Liberty University and West Virginia University. She and her Navy SEAL husband, Steve, are currently stationed in San Diego, California, with their three children: Luke, Lane, and Elle. Leeana writes about living from the spacious place on her blog, www.leeanatankersley.com.

My Review:
 This book written by a woman that herself had come to her critical line when the life around her terrified her to her core inspires us to reach for God for help through the madness. She had become overwhelmed with her life. It wasn't that she was leading a life that was miserable to her, just one that had been engulfed with stress that was beyond her level of enduring---so she in a sense had reached her end with it. Breathing Room, is about the guilt and shame of self condemnation and how to reach up to the Lord for a much needed rescue from life and from the terrible nagging thoughts that plague our minds in those times where we berate ourselves for just simply existing.

 I enjoyed the book and the authors quirkiness about life, she definitely has a sense of humor. But she also has a sense of "realness" that is very refreshing. I also liked her rawness because sometimes you have to get down in the mud and choose to fight instead of being a doormat to all the bad feelings, thoughts and situations. God is our ultimate reliever of all that ails us. When storms knock at our door, no matter how big or small we let Him fight it for us. This book is a good reminder to not stick our head in the sand when life gets hard.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Revell.