Book Review: Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

This audio book took me much longer than I anticipated. Having read ‘Girl Stop Apologizing’ last month, which I enjoyed a lot, I decided to go for this one. I guess I may  spent more time listening to this book because it almost served as some sort of devotional I listened to everyday, therefore I listened to about a chapter a day and this took  me 20 days to finish.

Rachel Hollis is a strong, determined and courageous woman and I admire her tenacity in everything that she sets her mind to do. She is a  woman I have come to admire especially having the courage to tell her story, hoping it would inspire women all over the world.

In this book, Rachel bares it all about her life, her struggles, her experiences and her victories as a person and especially as a woman. She honestly tells the story of her journey to the top in the tough business world of today and even in her marriage (the good, the bad and the ugly). I was deeply moved when she spoke about her desire to be an adoptive parent and all that her family went through to finally have their daughter Noah home. I can personally relate to this as someone who has been through the process of adopting a child and finally winning in the end. It is usually very difficult to tell stories like this about your life because they open wounds that you may not want to touch but Rachel did a good job at it and it eventually turned out to be an interesting read (or listen – since this was the audio book version). However, I didn’t agree with some of her beliefs as a Christian but since I didn’t set out to read a Christian book, I decided it wasn’t really important.

This book has different messages and one message to women and if I am leaving the experience with anything, it would be to continue to believe in myself, strive to be the best version of me and never give in even when everything and everyone around you seems to say you have failed.

I would still pick  ‘Girl Stop Apologizing’ over this one any day anytime as  I got more juice out of it than this one. However, I would still give it  a 3.5 star rating and I highly recommend this book to all women. I believe it would light a little fire in you and motivate you to do more and be more! Go get a copy.

Published: February 2018 by Thomas Nelson

Pages: 240



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