Girl, Wash Your Face is a raw, real, and honest book that makes you question some, if not most, areas in your life. Rachel Hollis writes from experience but also challenges us to look into our own lives and see if we’re walking with the right mindset or in a lie. This book, from the first chapter, inspired me! The advice that you’re in control of being happy and not saying no to the things you want to do, really helped me step up and do the thing God has been calling me to do for a year, build Inspire-Truth! This book also helped me to stop believing the lies that I felt Satan was telling me.
Each chapter began with a lie. It was a lie that, at some point, Rachel had believed during different seasons in her life. She is brutally honest and shares events in her life that others would want to bury under a rock rather than let thousands of people read them (like the chapter about sex with her husband)! I appreciate Rachel’s courage to share these lessons in her life because only a few people have the strength to do that. I’ve struggled with it, and I know a lot more people have as well. The lessons Rachel has learned through her life has shaped her into the successful woman she is today. This book is about the tough times she went through in order to come out on top, it’s an inspiring book but not one that we will completely connect with since we all go through different trials and don’t always face the same challenges.
Girl, Wash Your Face was an incredible, eye-opening, book, even if I didn’t agree with everything that Rachel was saying/writing. I loved how she incorporated God and her relationship with Him in this book, it was refreshing to read and learn about someone else’s walk with Him.
This was a thought-provoking book that I’m so pleased made it in my reading list, this year. I feel like this book brings people together, it’s one that needs to be shared with friends and family members, so if you’re reading this review and contemplating whether or not you should read it, I say that you definitely should!