My Reading List: My Story

It’s that time of week again!!! Before I get into the post though, I have to wish my cute little brother a very Happy Birthday!!


Birthday Boy on the Left
Photo Cred: Kimberly Ann Brock

I told you these first few weeks are all true stories. Sorry to the fantasy lovers!! I just love true stories!! But like I said, we’ll get some variety in here soon.

Today’s book is “My Story” by Elizabeth Smart.

My Story

This past Saturday, Lifetime premiered the movie “I Am Elizabeth Smart.” In light of the release of that movie, I thought it perfect timing to write my review on her bestselling book.

What’s it about?

For those of you who don’t know the story of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping, here is a brief news article about it.

This book is a first hand account of her abduction, captivity, and rescue. It is intense, emotional, disturbing, and inspiring. She touches on the terrifying reality of kidnapping. I read this book in an entire afternoon because I could not put it down. It is thought provoking and impactful.

What impacted me the most?

Similar to the book I reviewed called “An Unseen Angel” this book spoke to my soul. I was deeply impacted by the way Elizabeth Smart’s faith was able to sustain her through such a horrific experience. No child should EVER have to go through something so deeply humiliating, terrifying, and evil. The way that Elizabeth Smart came back from that experience, and the way she has lived her life since her rescue/escape is so inspiring to me and is a true testament of the power of faith to buoy us up and heal our hearts. Her testimony of Jesus Christ moves me to want to be better and connect with Him even more as my Savior and Redeemer.

Why should you read this book?

If you have had your interest peaked by the Lifetime movie, I would highly recommend reading her book, because it is her story 100% first hand. It has been years since she was abducted, I was only 7 years old when that happened, so to read the story from her own experience really put that time into perspective for me. This book can help you find your faith in God, even through the evil of the world. Not to mention, her optimism at the conclusion of the book inspired me to choose to see the good and not just the doom and gloom of evil. The world is still so much more good than bad.

Tell me what you’re reading!

If you read this book, tag me in a pic on instagram. @theutahborntexan If you have a book you’d like me to read and review, shoot me a message!

Until my next post, God bless and thanks for stopping by!

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