Shine: Stepping Into the Role You Were Made For by Allison Allen has an expected publication date of September 5th. 2017 by Revell Books (a division of Baker Publishing Group). Allison Allen made a career of being someone else. Formerly a professional actor and now a highly sought-after Bible teacher, she knows a thing or two about playing a role. But, she says, all of us play roles nearly all of the time, and it’s exhausting. We walk into a room, figure out who we’re supposed to be in this context, slip into character, and say the lines we know we should say. We become someone else. Maybe we tell ourselves it’s some version of us, but deep down we know this inauthentic role is not what God wants for our lives–and it’s not what we want either.With fascinating personal stories and sharp insight into human nature, Allison Allen calls each woman to drop the brave act and step into the role of a lifetime–being her real self, no matter what the critics might say. She gives women permission to talk about, rather than around, the things they feel, freeing them to step out of the shadows and into the light of God’s true calling.
About the author: Allison Allen is a graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and appeared in 650 performances of the Broadway production of Grease. A former Women of Faith dramatist and current Bible teacher, she speaks to women at conferences and retreats around the country, exploring themes of purpose, value, and identity in original and unexpected ways. She lives with her family in Tennessee.
My thoughts: SHINE is a very inspiring book where the author (Allison Allen) shares her stories of conquering fear, pain, and rejection. Allison tells of personal triumph that has uniquely paved her way toward growth, joy, and wisdom encouraging you to put your trust in God allowing him to help you rise above. While reading this book you will feel has if you are talking to a friend with all of her open heart felt stories and life lessons. Each chapter begins with scripture that will help to encourage you to face your fears and self doubt by allowing God in. This book is a great read that will help lift your spirits and show you how with the help of God you can shine. ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. **