This book will change your life. I’m half way through it and I can’t put it down. I love the way it’s written with such humor and wit. The author can talk about the most real and heartbreaking of truths in a way that you’ll feel empowered - and inspired - to own your story and have the courage to share it with the world. Because at the end of the day, only you can.
A beautiful and encouraging read. I have known Ash for many years and what she writes isn't just entertaining, beautiful, fun and thought provoking-- it is also authentic. She's the real deal and shares from the heart which challenges us to be better people. This book includes questions after each section that would make it an excellent partner for a women's book club read!
Until today, I have never finished a book in one sitting!!! Even though I only had 3 hours of sleep, and even though a modern day miracle occurred and I had an entire row to myself on my crack of dawn flight and I COULD have slept, I was too busy laughing crying my face off listening to Rise of the Truth Teller on audible! It’s that good!
Ashley is as brilliant and wise as she is hilarious!
Ashley writes a deep soul dive in the chill language you would share life updates over coffee with. This book is a must read for women (and honestly men) 16 and older. Ashley story and insights are loving but challenging, calling out common hurts, thoughts, and hangups, and a new perspective on how to move forward than the usual "once broken, always broken." I'm sharing this book with my roommates and family.
I was lucky enough to be at a book reading to hear the author share a chapter. I was glued. I bought several copies to share with friends/family. Ashley is so gifted at helping you pick up the broken pieces and put them back together. This is a MUST read of 2019.
How refreshing to read a book written to empower women by first being true with yourself! This book has encouraged me, equipped me, and commissioned me to tell my story and empower others to do the same. This is what Ashley has done. Her transparency and gumption reminds me to own my own story and I loved every page!
This book- surprised me- a new author- same themes we've been seeing over and over- owning your story- being vulnerable/brave, but her "Live with Holy Gumption" is the first aspect of the book that brings novelty to becoming a truth teller as she learned. It also sounded like it would be focused on her story- not a book that would be practical and motivating to me, but apparently the author knows us readers, and her idea of Holy Gumption is ending each chapter with a really well done accountability piece. First she has a heading Rise, Truth Teller and bullet point strategies that in the chapter she'd applied, and then she has a heading, Tell the Truth, which are leading questions to answer for yourself about your life. She has a great sense of humor blended with reality and her book is written in friend to friend honest tone- that makes you smile and laugh a bit to yourself.
The most surprising and best aspect of this book are Ashley Abercrombie's biblical connections, she doesn't just make suggestions for handling transition and crisis, she frames it in a biblical worldview. And she does a great job sharing appropriate verses or biblical events that show how Jesus lived this way and modeled it. That's gospel living- right there, right now- but she's not preachy, she's authentic, and real, and believable. And I love it. She also shares examples from the Old testament, often including the actual verses for you to read and see for yourself the point she is making--what a breathe of fresh air her style is!! This is the kind of self help or reflection book that will benefit believers-- more of God and less of the author- but enough that we identify with it and see it in ourselves.
I do not often give out 5 stars as a review-- I read a lot and am pretty selective, but this book deserves it and I hope for more from this new author!!
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