Always We Begin Again by Leanna Tankersly (Book Review)

Always We Begin Again: Stepping into the Next, New Moment by Leanna Tankersly

This beautiful sparkly hardcover is small in stature, but hefty in pages and expectation. The perfect size for holding introspectively while gazing out the window.

As one does.

I haven’t finished it yet, but besides having just the right dimensions, these 100 short entries are a great length for a small dose of thoughtfulness added into my busy day. Scanning through the book my favorite title so far is “The Spiritual Discipline of Disappointing People” and now I can’t wait to get to it.

Here’s the back cover copy to help you see what this book is all about:

” You can start fresh – starting now.

No one wants to be sidelined, stuck, shamed, or silenced. But the difficulties of life have a way of putting us in a corner, and we ofte don’t know how to move forward. It’s so easy to blame ourselves or our circumstances, to get bogged down in discouragement and toxis thinking. But that’s not what we were meant for, and that’s not how god want’s us to live.

Leanna Tankersly has good news if you’re struggling: each new day is an opportunity to begin again. In her warm tone and welcoming style, she offers one hundred short readings to encourage and motivate you to begin again in your relationships with God, your family, your friends, and yourself.

Because there is always a hand reaching toward you, there is always grace available, and there is always a chance to begin again.”

And here are a few phrases I’ve underlined so far:

  • “Anyone or anything that does not bring you alive is too small for you.” David Whyte p18
  • “Do you know that no matter what, you are held? Mysteriously and benevolently, you are held. Your job is to give in to this held-ness instead of trying to squirm away so you can go prove how worthy you are.” p26

I’d imagine this book as a good christmas present for a good friend, favorite daughter, or anyone struggling with what life throws their way.


(Disclaimers: Thanks to Revell Publishing Group for the review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.)

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