Book Review: Why I Hate Green Beans

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The Synopsis on the back of the book:

If there is one thing Lincee Ray has learned over the years, it’s that the majority of women on the planet struggle with insecurities. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our just-trying-to-help mothers are just driving us crazy. Our social media feeds taunt us with everyone else’s picture-perfect lives. It’s enough to send you on a gummy-bear bender while binge-watching Friends reruns and not showering for a week. Lincee knows. She’s been there. Right there, in fact. Gummy bears and all.

For every woman who’s ever wondered if she’s unlovable, uninteresting, or unattractive, Lincee offers her particular brand of hilarious (and hard-hitting) self-reflection. Like a true friend, she shows us that the fastest way to happiness is to embrace ourselves in all our imperfection, trust that God knew what he was doing when he made us, and maybe go buy a new tube of mascara. Walk alongside Lincee as she discovers that her identity is not found in her job, her relationship status, her bank account, or her social circle. It’s found in Christ.

Christian Non Fiction

Author: Lincee Ray

ISBN: 9780800728458

The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV Click To Tweet

If there is one thing Lincee Ray has learned over the years, it's that the majority of women on the planet struggle with insecurities. Our skinny jeans mock us. Our just-trying-to-help mothers are just driving us crazy. Our social media feeds taunt us with everyone else's picture-perfect lives. It's enough to send you on a gummy-bear bender while binge-watching Friends reruns and not showering for a week. Lincee knows. She's been there. Right there, in fact. Gummy bears and all. For every woman who's ever wondered if she's unlovable, uninteresting, or unattractive, Lincee offers her particular brand of hilarious (and hard-hitting) self-reflection. Like a true friend, she shows us that the fastest way to happiness is to embrace ourselves in all our imperfection, trust that God knew what he was doing when he made us, and maybe go buy a new tube of mascara. Walk alongside Lincee as she discovers that her identity is not found in her job, her relationship status, her bank account, or her social circle. It's found in Christ.

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Why I chose this book

For years I struggled with insecurity. Heck I cant even go to the corner store without feeling self-conscious because I have no face powder on. So when I got the opportunity to review Lincee Ray’s book, I was totally excited to hear her take on how we can embrace all our imperfections by trusting in God.

Book Review

Why I Hate Green Beans is one of those books that had me on an emotional roller coaster. One minute I was crying and the next minute laughing out loud as I nodded my head relating to the authors experience.Whether it be fake eyelashes, or even breast implants, as females we can totally relate to looking in the mirror and not liking what we see. Wishing we could have bigger boobs or even fuller hair, our insecurities are never ending.

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If you are a part of Bachelor Nation, then you most likely know Lincee Ray the writer behind the Bachelor Recaps. Why I Hate Green Beans is a collection of Lincee’s life stories spread across her relationships, career and experiences.

Not to share too much from the book but I walked away with a fresh perspective. One lesson that stood out to me is that things aren’t always as they seem and that we shouldn’t be deceived by appearances. Think about it for a second. The models we see on magazines that we strive to look like are the result of hours of air brushing. They too have physical flaws. Be prepared to uncover some surprising revelations and  golden nuggets, from this book.

Whether you are feeling inadequate, or even unlovable, you will find comfort in the authors extremely relatable stories and lessons she learned that helped her to embrace her imperfections and find her identity in Christ. My one negative with this book was that it didn’t have a stronger biblical foundation in finding our identity in Christ.

Would I Recommend

Definitely! Anyone looking for a good read that weaves humor into embracing your imperfections and finding your identity in Christ will certainly enjoy this book.

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