This week on the blog I am reviewing the book Six Years and a Quarter Way Through. This book is very dear to me as I felt as though the author was telling parts of my story. You see when I finished college, I struggled to get a job. I was the good girl that did everything right yet here I was hundreds of resumes later still without a job. All I ever wanted to do was to be able to provide for my parents and show them how very appreciative I was of all they had done for me. But here I was with a degree and still needing kickbacks. My circumstances sent me into full blown anxiety attacks, but God brought me through. Click here to read my story. Regardless of our circumstances we need to route our identity, not in what the world views as success but who we are, in Christ. Without further ado lets dive right into the book Six Years and a Quarter Way Through by Cassandre Brissot
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Six Years And A Quarter Way Through Overview
What do you do when you have completed college but life just isn’t working out the way you imagined? All your college and high school friends are achieving their goals and adjusting to adulthood, while you are still living at home, have no love life and a job that you totally hate.
Your friends are landing good jobs, getting engaged and starting families but your life is oh just so disappointing. You feel like you were sold a lie. Go to school, they said, and you will be successful. But what happens when you do that and life doesn’t turn into a success?
Six Years And A Quarter Way Through takes us through the lead characters tumultuous life Leah, as she struggles with her faith and living her less than dream life. With the flip of a switch, Leah’s dream life suddenly seems within reach as she gets presented with the opportunity of a lifetime and the cherry on top, she even gains a love interest. It certainly doesn’t hurt that he is famous too. There is truth to the saying, its not about who you know but who knows you. Almost overnight, Leah moves from a nobody to a somebody.Through Leah’s life, we experience and learn about what can happen when we enter relationships in which we are unequally yoked.
“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” – Jeremiah 29:11 NLT suddenly has new meaning, but is Leah following God’s plans or her own?
With experts telling her that in order to be successful she needs to be sexy and behave a certain way. While others letting her know that there isn’t anything special about her other than her sex appeal. Will she succumb to the pressures of the world or will she re-discover her identity in Christ? Pickup a copy of Six Years and a Quarter Way Through from Amazon and find out.
Book Review Six Years And A Quarter Way Through
Six Years and a Quarter Way Through was an intriguing young adult read that kept me on the edge of my seat eagerly anticipating what would come next. The characters were well developed and relatable for a generation that’s into Instagram and Reality TV. I found it hard to put down Six Years and a Quarter Way Through once I initially started reading it. One of my takeaways from the book was what qualities, as a christian, that I should be looking out for when considering entering a relationship.
What not to look for in a relationship:
– someone that is unequally yoked (do not team up together with unbelievers – 2 Corinthians 6:14 NLT).
– someone that intentionally hurts you but claims they love you
– someone that doesn’t respect you enough and instead pushes you to compromise your christian values.
What to look for:
– someone who shares your faith
-someone who prays for you
-someone who is there for you and expects nothing in return.
– someone who respects you and doesn’t want to see you compromise your faith
While this book was well worth the read, I struggled a bit with the ending. I would have loved to get more than a glimpse of the change that occurred with Leah at the end of “living the dream” as well what happened to the other lead characters. Hopefully there will be a sequel where we get to see Leah’s journey “life after reality TV.”
Through a well developed story line, we get a glimpse of what can happen when we fail to let God take the lead. God’s timing isn’t the same as ours and it can be challenging for us at times to really let go and let Godlet go and let God. We want things instantly but often God doesn’t provide the answer we are looking for the very minute we offer up our prayers. If you are currently in a waiting season, here are some benefits of waiting on God’s timing along with 32 Bible verses to encourage you.
Would I Recommend Six Years And A Quarter Way Through
If you are looking for an engaging read on living as a young christian adult in today’s generation, this is a book for you. As a Christian fiction book and my personal preference, while scripture was sprinkled through out, I would have loved to see more of a a stronger biblical conclusion on waiting on Gods timing and finding our identity in Christ. Hopefully we will see that with a possible sequel. Regardless, this is still a wonderful book to devour and worth adding to your reading list if you are looking for your next good read. Purchase Six Years and A Quarter Way Through.
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