"You Can Do This: Seizing the Confidence God Offers" by Tricia Lott Williford is an encouraging read for any woman in any stage of life, facing any type of struggle. It is a non-fiction Christian book that is a mix of self-help, memoir, and Christian encouragement. Ms. Williford tells her story to the reader in a way that feels like you are having a conversation with her over a cup of coffee (or tea). She inserts many helpful and encouraging nuggets of truth for those who are going through hard times or need a confidence boost. Some examples of topics that she covers are negative thoughts, boundaries, and how we define ourselves. She puts practical ways to implement these truths at the end of each chapter.
I love this book! I feel like Ms. Williford was reading my mind at times and the way she writes is like she is speaking directly to one’s soul. Her words and stories brought smiles to my face and tears to my eyes. I love how encouraging and practical this book is. I especially love Ms. Williford's section on replacing negative thoughts and feelings with Scripture and positive affirmations. She even lists out relevant Scripture to use for different circumstances. I personally have been through some rough seasons and have wrestled with my confidence and not feeling like I could do some hard things (like my recent battle with chronic pain and chronic illness). Ms. Williford's words are balm to my weary soul. I highly recommend this book to any woman, because we all need to hear these words at one point or another in our lives.
Content and Rating: I give this book 5 stars. It is a clean read. Ms. Williford is very open and honest about some of the struggles she has gone through (for example, sexual abuse and PTSD). She doesn't go into detail about her abuse.
I want to thank Tricia Lott Williford and Tyndale House Publishers for the complimentary copy of this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I express in this review are my own. This is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR 16, Part 255.
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Tricia Lott Williford's bio as found on her website:
I am a writer, teacher, reader, and thinker.
I am a remarried widow.
I collect words, quotes, books, and bracelets.
I take my caffeine hot or cold:
I believe diet Pepsi is best with a lime,
and coffee is largely about the feel of the mug in my hand.
Sometimes I snort when I laugh,
talk in my sleep,
and cry without warning.