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ARC Book Review | Quieting the Shout of Should by Crystal Stine

June 22, 2020
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Do you ever feel the pressure of society saying, “you should?” You should have more followers on social media, you should be a better friend, partner, or parent, you should try harder at life. Author Crystal Stine walks the readers through how to beginĀ Quieting the Shout of Should in our lives.

After reading the synopsis, I was so excited to get my hands on this book. Hearing a “Shout of Should” is something I think everyone can relate to. It’s an inner battle most humans have with themselves. We are usually fighting our consciousness to either leave us alone or we become the “Should’s” prisoner.

Crystal Stine guides her readers through her own personal journey with her “Shout of Should.” Stine lays out a floor plan on how we can navigate our own voices of Should. Through devotionals, book club discussion questions, and offering times of reflection, Stine becomes a wonderful guide out of the “Shout of Should” and into God’s everlasting love and life.

This book isn’t your typical self-help book. If after reading this review you are left thinking, “Yeah, I could use some help in quieting the Shout of Should in my life,” then this is a book for you. Are you looking for a group devotional for your church or youth group? This is a book for you. Have you been struggling with comparison, jealously, and perfectionism? Then this is a book for you.

Thank you, NetGalley, Harvest House Publishers, and Crystal Stine for this advanced reading copy.

EXPECTED PUB DATE: October 6, 2020

When we spend time comparing ourselves to other women online and in our real lives, our hearts can become hardened even against women in the Bible. In that case, the Proverbs 31 woman isn’t viewed as someone to celebrate and emulate, but as a threat – someone who puts us on the defensive because we’ll never measure up, instead of a model of love and generosity.

Crystal Stine, Quieting the Shout of Should

PUBLICATION DETAILS: Harvest House Publishers; October 6, 2020; 224 pages; Christian, Self-Help