Back Roads to Belonging by Kristen Strong

I just moved to a new state less than a few weeks ago and it’s been a large task. The biggest thing for me to think about (or not think about because it’s much easier to do) is making new friends. That’s where this book comes into play.

Thank you Revell Books for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review.

Synopsis: At one time or another, shifting seasons in family, friendships, employment, and communities will bring each of us face-to-face with the feeling of being on the outside looking in. Because we are made for connection, this will often lead us down one of two roads. Either we will hop on the popular but crowded highway that asks us to do whatever it takes to get noticed, or we’ll stand still, paralyzed by the fear that we’re not important, loveable, or worth other people’s time and attention. But what if there is another way? With an understanding voice that will speak into your own circumstances, Kristen Strong walks beside you along the less traveled but more satisfying third way–the back road way–to belonging: remaining in Christ and relaxing into the unique role God has for you. Along the way, you will learn simple, doable actions that not only will help you feel and know that you belong but will welcome others in as well.

Whether you have friends or are in need of new ones, you need to read this book. I absolutely loved it and still find myself turning through the pages every day. I think I’ve always just been so stuck on beliving that it’s impossible to find good friends now that I’m out of high school and college, but this book has completely changed my focus. Even if finding friend is easy or difficult for you, I think you will find rest and comfort through these words.

5/5 Stars

2 thoughts on “Back Roads to Belonging by Kristen Strong

  1. What a lovely book – and yes… there are times in your life when it’s easier to make friends than others, but it’s never too late. Now I’m in my 60s I’ve more really wonderful friends now than I’ve ever had:)


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