Book Review & (GR Giveaway): Your Dream, God*s Plan by Tiffany Smiling with Margot Starbuck

"God is an interrupter of plans." 

Title: Your Dream, God's Plan: Are You Longing for Something More?
Authors: Tiffany Smiling with Margot Starbuck
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press (Barbour Publishing)
Release Date:  November 1, 2017
Genre: Christian Living / Non-Fiction

Satisfaction can be yours, but it might look different than you thought. 

Like a lot of young women, Tiffany Smiling had been assured that the path to fulfillment looked like the one she’d seen in her favorite movies: She’d be swept away by a soul mate, live in a southern estate, and start a family.

But Tiffany’s story unfolded quite differently.

Weeks after serving on her high school’s homecoming court, while doctors operated to remove the brain tumor that was killing her, Tiffany suffered a paralyzing stroke. In the nick of a scalpel she lost her beauty and most of her physical ability. Returning to high school in a wheelchair, head half-shaved and face distorted, Tiffany vowed to be normal and live the dream.

And for a season, she did.

But just when the fairytale was within reach, God surprised Tiffany. Wooing her heart, God convinced her that there was something even better in store for her.

. . .And He has something better in store for you, too.

Read Your Dream. God's Plan. and see how the Lord wants to use the broken pieces of your life for His greater plan for you.

Smiling's story will help you see the ways God is writing your own amazing story—designed for His glory and your fulfillment. 

Your Dream. God's Plan: Are You Longing for Something More? by Tiffany Smiling with Margot Starbuck is mostly a memoir of sorts. Tiffany's story as she survived cancer at a very young age, but mind you, not without sacrifices. After a risky procedure, she was left partially paralyzed on one side of her body that took years to recover, and not fully. Understandably, her wish was to be normal again. Reading her story, I was reminded of another book, Uncommon by Carey Scott about how God uses our story to do the extraordinary. Well, He sure used Tiffany's story, and namely with interruptions in her life.

"You decide whether or not you will allow the divine interruption to change your life and the lives of others." 

As Tiffany Smiling's story progress, she shared about her entrepreneurial spirit that led to God's calling for her to do mission work. Through her many travels, readers can sense her spirit and what this book is about: God's plan.

"God uses the willing and the obedient.." 

I enjoyed her story for the most part, and the premise of Your Dream. God's Plan, as well as the story of those she encountered, mainly Yvrose. Inspiring for sure, and humbling. Yet, there's a certain tone throughout that felt unapologetically forceful. That might just be my personal feeling and not at all the intention of the authors. Despite that, I think all readers can expect the simple basis of trusting and be willing to accept God's plan when He comes knocking.

". . . on the very best days and the very worst days, God was still God, and God deserved our praise." 

Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.



Giveaway of Your Dream, God's Plan under way on Goodreads. Thru October 31st. 
Don't miss out.

Click HERE to take you to the entry form.

Though she was given just three months to live as a child, today Tiffany Smiling—writer, speaker, and entrepreneur—is changing the kingdom of God around the globe. She’s a cancer survivor, an injustice fighter and, above all else, she is a devoted follower of Christ.

She founded the With All My Heart Foundation, an organization dedicated to building the global church and caring for vulnerable children around the world. In 2016, she also founded With All Her Heart, an organization equipping woman to fulfill the calling that God has ahead of them.

In her first book, Your Dream. God's Plan., Tiffany invites her generation to trade in the broken dreams they have for their life in exchange for God's greater Plan.

TO CONNECT WITH TIFFANY:  facebook,  twitter

Margot Starbuck —an author, speaker and collaborator—is passionate about effective communication. She loves sharing stories that matter with audiences and delights in helping others tell their own.





Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting. If you don't have any of the accounts listed in the pull down menu, just comment using "Anonymous" and put your name/nickname in the comment. Happy reading!