4 out of 4 stars
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The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee is a Non-fiction book published by Jabez Publishing House on April 1, 2015. Tonya uses an objective first-person narration to share her hard-earned lessons with the readers. The 109 Standard Pages (250 words per page) of this book hold precious insights from the writer’s unforgettable experiences. It is a story of hope amidst pain, triumph over self-delusion, and discovery of self in God.
When Tonya Barbee was asked what the hardest part of writing the book was in an interview, she said,
Any person who has ever written a personal and painful experience can relate to what she expresses. She talks about wishful thinking that is ever-present in the naïve little persons in all of us and cautions us against letting them get the upper hand in our relationships. She tells us to listen to the probing of God who is always trying to speak to us all the time.When I edited the book, I cried. I cried each time and I didn’t like editing it for that reason. It hurt me to know that I had been so manipulated and it hurt to see it in writing.
She speaks about the intricacies of relationships as the story of her four failed marriages comes to life. She tackles issues of romantic love versus real love, and romantic movies and novels versus the hope and faith in a marriage. She shows us how to truly live truthfully and shun all the lies and deceptions of the world.
I have a feeling this book has already given hundreds of people the strength to fight for the obvious but deeply hidden truths that cripple us when taken from us. This book inspired me to look at relationships in a different light and think of them in a way that is renewing and godly.
The writing style used in the book is simple and very engaging. The writer uses stimulating and inventive avenues to share her invaluable teachings. It touched my heart to see give her best through a charming and a conversational tone as she expounded on characters situations that distressed her for years. The writing is well spaced and sentences evenly distributed on paragraphs to allow effortless reading.
The characters in the book are well fleshed out. The writer talks about various people that have shaped her life for better and worse. She depicts scenes and the characters therein humorously as Sir Knight, Sir Charming, the Playmate, Officer Wrong, and Sir Intellectual are painted vividly in the book.
The book has few editing issues. There are recurring typographical errors whereby the second “l’s” in words like “allowed”, “bill”, and “still” are replaced by gaps. These issues, however, did not detract from the efficacy of the book. I, therefore, give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to all people in romantic relationships, especially young adults and anyone starting a new relationship. I also recommend it to people that have been through hard relationships or are currently in challenging relationships.
The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain
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