So when I received, Shine; STEPPING INTO THE ROLE YOU WERE MADE FOR, I immediately wondered what I had gotten myself into. I really felt like I had just stepped into an Andy Hardy movie and was being told that we were going to “put on a show”. As I read further, I understood why. Allison Allen is an actress who has been on Broadway, and even a featured performer on the Women of Faith tours. Now if you’ve never been in drama or wanted to be an actor, don’t worry, the analogies that she uses are so clearly presented that you don’t have to have a theater degree to understand.
What comes through in the retelling of her own journey, is an encouraging, challenging and perspective changing book. She so clearly brings examples of the “who” she was and how that person reacted, with the “what” she has learned from it. Her observations bring clarity in who we are in relationship to God, and even how we are all a part of this magnificent story, that belongs to Him only. Easy to understand, engaging and so encouraging that it was hard to put down. Shine was a great read!