IMG_1862 “When the world keeps going in spite of your suffering, you begin to realize that true grief is observed alone…

The hardest part of my world crumbling was realizing that nobody else’s was.” 

Jenny Simmons~The Road To Becoming: Rediscovering Your Life In The Not~How~I~Planned~It Moments

When I was given the opportunity to review The Road To Becoming by Baker Books, I did not realize the author was a part of Addison Road. Was and is Addison Road.

I have listened to Addison Road’s music, have it on my playlist in fact. To open these pages and see the backstory of Jenny’s life took my breath away.

She tells her story with gut~raw honesty, transparency, and humility. There was not a pretty bow to wrap it up with. Her courage to pour her life onto these pages, refreshing.

She poses the question, “Can I live my story well even if ______ doesn’t happen?” She goes on to say, “Happily~ever~after is overrated. The frayed pieces of dreams and unanswered prayers are reminders that sometimes things work themselves out the way Jesus Himself did, in dirty barns, in darkness, on the run, and completely unbecoming. Turns out, in the unbecoming moments, we are becoming.” 

Once again Baker Books has delivered a book that will be placed on the top shelf as one of my all time favorites.

Grab this book up today! It is a must read!

Gifts of Grace

Tammy Mashburn