Help, I’m Drowning

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A book review of Help, I’m Drowning: Weathering the Storms of Life with Grace and Hope by Sally Clarkson.

A book review of Help, I'm Drowning: Weathering the Storms of Life with Grace and Hope by Sally Clarkson.

Stars: ***

Bethany House (2021)
Women’s Interests
256 pages

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.

Summary: Life is filled with unexpected storms that take you by surprise. In these storms of life, it’s easy to feel helpless, exhausted, afraid . . . and alone. We can feel like victims to circumstances out of our control. Beloved author Sally Clarkson understands deeply. Through almost seven decades of life, she has found herself tossed about in overwhelming life storms through many different seasons.

In Help, I’m Drowning, Sally identifies the challenges that took her by surprise and then leads you to the wisdom she gathered from her experiences. Finding grace to walk through the darkness and hope to make it through will give you the comfort and encouragement you need in knowing you are not alone. Though there are no easy, formulaic answers that apply to every situation, Sally leads us to the One who is with us and will see us through.

Sally found the anchors that held her steady in the midst of every storm, and she wants to help you find your anchors too. She invites you into her own personal story of anchoring well, and then–with honesty, grit, and her trademark wisdom–she will help you heal and move forward with courage and strength.

Help, I’m Drowning

This book was good, but it could have been better. It read a little dry at times. The point of the book is to teach you what to do when you feel like you are drowning in life. So when you are overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn. The book teaches to turn to God.

Topics covered are: Does God Not Care?, We’re in Good Company, Loneliness and Isolation, Broken Expectations, Busyness + Distraction = Exhaustion, Craven Fear, Disappointment in Marriage, Unexpected Challenges with Our Children, IRPs Will Happen, Be Gentle With Yourself, Weathering a Lifetime of Storms Brings Character and Wisdom, and Leaving a Legacy Begins with a Foundation.

At the end of each chapter is an Anchoring Prayer, Anchoring Scripture and an Anchoring Act. The prayer is what you’d expect, a prayer to pray. Anchoring Scripture shares some words from the Bible that relate to the chapter followed by some reflection questions and space to write. An Anchoring Act gives you something to do, with space to write.

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About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.