Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feeling Small

I don't normally review books for grown-ups unless they're about parenting, but I recently read one I think might help lots of people, so I'll share it with you here.
Many parents sometimes feel inadequate. Stay-at-home moms may wonder if they should be out earning money while working women wonder if they'd be better parents if they could stay home with their children. And most parents wonder if they are failures when their kids have behavior problems.
Lord I Feel So Small by Jon Drury addresses the feelings of inadequacy most people have, at least at times. I know Jon personally but his amazing honesty in the book about his own struggles let me know him much better.
The book is a Christian one, so people likely to be offended by religious content probably won't like it. People who never have doubts about their own worth won't have any need to read it. But Lord I Feel So Small will probably be helpful to most others, both because it shows they're not alone and because gives practical advice about how to overcome those negative feelings.
Jon sent me a free copy of the book to review but I try always to be completely honest in my book reviews even if I do know the author and I recommend this book highly.


nathaliemvondo said...

Janet, I know few people who will appreciate reading Lord, I Feel so Small. Thank you for reviewing it. It sounds like one helpful parenting book.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thanks, Nathalie. It isn't intended just for parents, but we can all benefit from the suggestions.

Susanne Drazic said...

Janet, thanks for sharing your review of this book. I'm going to add it to my TBR book list.

Janet Ann Collins said...

Thank you, Suzanne.