Review: Stay by Anjuli Paschall

Stay: Discovering Grace, Freedom, and Wholeness Where You Never Imagined Looking


As women, we are exhausted. Our hearts are being wrung out to dry–squeezed and yanked in every direction. We take care of everyone but ourselves. We’ve gotten lost in bedtime routines and our Costco lists. We have lost our voices in the storm of everyday life. We need to be reminded to reach inward and heed the quiet voice whispering, Stay.

This book is for anyone who longs for a connection with God and his people but can’t seem to escape the haunting feelings of guilt, shame, loneliness, and fear. Through raw, authentic stories, (in) courage writer Anjuli Paschall invites you to stop running from your pain and to recognize that the deep end of your story is the way to intimacy with Christ. Alongside Anjuli, you will encounter a loving God who invites you to stay with him at the table of your soul, where you are free to spill the milk, to fumble through your words, to embrace the awkwardness and the joy, and to taste and see that he is good.

Rating: 4-stars


Stay by Anjuli Paschall is an encouraging read to reach beyond our fears and flight syndrome. The book is well-written and organized into neat chapters. Each chapter brings readers closer to letting go of that dark feeling keeping us from reaching out to God. God accepts us all despite our flaws and sins. He is ever loving and merciful. Therefore, we should not be scared. We have to stop, and reconnect with God. Speak to him and let loose of all that baggage we carry. I found this nonfiction self-reflective book inspiring.


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