Author: Glennon Doyle Melton
Narrated By: Glennon Doyle Melton
Publication Date: September 6, 2016
Duration: 7 hrs 39 mins
My Rating: 10/10
Overview: Love Warrior is the story of a woman, mother, daughter, friend, and human being trying to understand herself and the world.
This memoir is about hope, survival, honesty, recovering, and most of all, love.
It's the most powerful memoir I've ever read and I highly recommend anyone and everyone read it immediately, it will change your life.
What I loved: I honestly don't even want to write this review right now because there is no way my words can remotely measure up to Glennon's story. It would be impossible for me to accurately describe how much this book means to me in just one blog post, but I will try my best.
Love Warrior is the most honest book I've ever read. Glennon lays everything out on the page, and I mean everything. She is the bravest woman I've ever read because no matter how dark and horrific her past is, she shares it with us anyways. I thought Wild by Cheryl Strayed and Eat Pray Love by Liz Gilbert would be the most monumental memoirs I'd ever read, but Love Warrior surpasses their inspirational effects by miles and miles.
Every woman can identify with Glennon in one way or another. We've all felt lost, hopeless, alone, worthless, but Glennon teaches us our story can change and evolve into something beautiful. Our lives are worth living no matter what has happened to us in the past. When we feel lost and put up our walls, Glennon reminds us to remember who we are, and that we are truly and wholly loved. She shows us love is worth fighting for and in the end, if you give everything you've got, you too, can be a love warrior.
The book is so memorable and inspirational, if you wanted to highlight the best quotes, you'd end up just highlighting cover to cover.
“You are not supposed to be happy all the time. Life hurts and it's hard. Not because you're doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don't avoid the pain. You need it. It's meant for you. Be still with it, let it come, let it go, let it leave you wtih the fuel you'll burn to get your work done on this earth.”
From the bottom of my heart, I thank Glennon Doyle Melton for sharing her story because her story is all of our's.
What I didn't: My only wish is that Glennon had included more information regarding her age during certain events. At times, I wasn't sure how much time had passed or how old she was throughout her memoir.
What I loved about listening: Every single woman should absorb this book whether by reading or listening. I'm happy I chose to listen, because there's something special about a writer not only sharing their story, but telling it as well. Glennon narrated her story absolutely perfectly. I hung onto her every word and felt her emotions as she spoke. I couldn't bring myself to stop listening and that's why I finished the book in less than 3 days.
What I didn't love about listening: The entire narration was flawless.