Tuesday, July 14, 2020

She Laughs: Choosing Faith over Fear by Carolanne Miljavac {Book Review + Giveaway}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.

SHE LAUGHS! In the face of. . .Poverty. Grief. Brokenness. Disaster. Hopeless Situations. Life’s Struggles.
And you can too!
Join CA Miljavac on a journey of joy.
She believes with all her heart that laughter is a gift, providing a sliver of distraction from whatever struggle you might be facing. . .relief when you need rescuing. . .hope in the midst of hardship.
Though her life has been dotted with disaster, it’s through laughter that she found the strength and courage to persevere. . .joy for the journey. And she’ll help you discover all the ways laughter can carry you through your very own painful situations.
In ten laugh-till-you-cry chapters, Miljavac shares how laughter has been an essential and valuable part of her own healing, plus hilarious true stories will help you get started on the path to a life of peace and joy.

Hey y'all! I am a southern-raised, Jesus-saved, barely sane author, speaker, and social media goofball. I'm married to such a lucky man, and mother to three sweet, loving, kind little girls who only whine EVERY now and then. I'm also super sarcastic. Poverty and abuse were tough to overcome, but it was the crushing loss of my seven-year-old niece to cancer that finally humbled me enough to listen to God when He spoke into my shattered heart, “Give it up.” Without the chains of fear and insecurity, I followed my spirit’s instruction to speak freely. That led to over 100 million video views, and nearly half a million social media followers. My story has been a true reflection of “beauty for ashes". I pray my writing leaves you laughing, crying, rejoicing, and encouraged. I hope to pull heartstrings while tapping funny bones with transparency and vulnerability. Grief taught me gratitude, pain gave me purpose, and loss revealed true love. With faith, I found audacity, and my mission is to give you the guts to be you too.

Follow Carolanne Miljavac on Instagram: @comediancarolannemiljavac.
She laughs without fear of the future...

We all are quite familiar with this line from Proverbs 31, aren't we? Like many women, that is something that I strive for... in fact I even have a cross up in my home with these words as a reminder. But let's be honest, laughing without fear can be quite tough. Life has a way of making that a lot more difficult. If you find that you have a hard time laughing in the midst of life's troubles, this is a book that is certainly worth checking out.

Now, I must admit that at the time of writing this review, I've not yet completely finished reading the book, but I've read enough to get a good idea on how I feel about it... and I am truly enjoying it so far. The author perfectly blends real life stories with scriptural references in a way that will give you ALL the feels--- laughter, tears, it's all there.

As someone who struggles with mental health issues, I'm always a little weary of books covering the topics of fear and anxiety. There is a stigma that goes along with these issues that is strong in the Christian community. Some believe it to be a lack of faith rather than a medical condition. I really appreciated the openness in which the author discusses her own issues and reminds readers that it is just like any other illness.

Overall, this is a good read and one that many women will both relate to and find helpful. It is definitely worth checking out.

You can grab your copy of She Laughs: Choosing Faith Over Fear here.

Click the image below for your chance to win a copy of the book for yourself.


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