Thursday, February 03, 2011
Book Review - Left at the Altar by Kimberley Kennedy
When I first read the title of this book, Left at the Alter by Kimberley Kennedy (Thomas Nelson, Inc.), I thought, "I don't need to read this." After all, I got married and my husband-to-be was very eager to get married.
After reading this book, I realized that it is not merely a self-help book for those women who have been rejected by men, but people who have been rejected in general. That means pretty much everybody since we've all faced rejection in one form or another. That said, I do feel it is best received by women.
Kimberley Kennedy was a successful news anchor in Atlanta when she suddenly found herself "left at the altar." Actually, her fiancee arrived at their wedding rehearsal (the night before the wedding) late. It was then that he said he could not go through with it, leaving Kimberley, her family, and close friends in turmoil.
Left at the Altar chronicles the events that occurred after the rejection of the man Kimberley loved and with whom she had hoped to live "happily ever after." Through the lessons she learned as a result, she shares with others the joy that emerged from the ashes.
So, what did I come away with after reading this book? There is nobody who has felt rejection so totally as my Savior, Jesus Christ. He knows what it feels like more than anybody does. Kimberley learned to truly lean on Him and she shares how you can as well. That's the best part of this whole Left at the Altar story.
*I received a complimentary copy of Left at the Altar from BookSneeze® in exchange for my honest review.*