Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review: Girl In the Song:The True Story of a Young Woman Who Lost Her Way-and the Miracle That Led Her Home by:Chrissy Cymbala Toledo

Girl in the Song: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Lost Her Way-and the Miracle That Led Her Home
About the Book:
A fascinating true story
Chrissy grew up surrounded by the beauty of love and the ugliness of pain. The daughter of a pastor whose church was located in a rough-and-tumble area of Brooklyn, she witnessed the ravaging effects of the streets on the lives of the most desperate—drug addicts, derelicts, and other destitute people. Yet her own home was a haven of warmth, filled with affection and love.

Then something happened that tore her away from it. With the flip of a switch, Chrissy fell deeper and deeper into deception where haunting images and songs pointed to one thing—perfection. Longing to be the girl in the song, she became entangled in an obsessive relationship. Before long, secret after secret led her down the path to becoming someone she didn’t even recognize. Locked in to an impossible life, Chrissy found release from a surprising direction.

Girl in the Song tells the gripping, true story of a young woman whose choices led her to despair and incredible triumph. More than the story of one lost girl, Chrissy’s experience points to the power of hope to lead us away from destructive relationships and into a life that just might end happily ever after.

My Review:
 As teenagers we are faced with so many things and many of those things are very terrible simply based on the fact that we live in a sin riddled world. As a young struggling teenager I myself made many mistakes. Now as a parent I fear for my children. I have to raise them up as christian children in a world that will actually work to pull them to the wrong side. It is a terrible scenario, yet in no way shape or form, I will do all I can to insure that they grow up as children of God.

 Chrissy Toledo, had very much the same background. She grew up as a "PK", preachers kid. Growing up in Brooklyn she has seen her fair share of the wrong side of this world. The broken side, the side that is littered with all things evil. And she also watched as her Daddy tried to lead others as best he could down the straight, narrow pathway.

 One day something changed in Chrissy that led her down a dark, lonely path. And there was only one way for her to get back to her roots, those roots had God at the base.

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