Settling is something that none of us want to do, yet comfort and fear put many of us right in the middle of settling country.
I have really enjoyed Sarah Jakes Roberts previous writings so when I saw her new book I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
If you have followed Sarah’s journey you know that the last couple of years she has gotten remarried, moved to LA and had another child. She is the First Lady of One Church International and her and her husband Pastor Toure Roberts have a blended family of six.
So, if you thought she didn’t have any wisdom to share before, Sarah definitely has a ton of new experiences to share. Don’t Settle For Safe is not like Sarah’s other books. It is not quite the story that Lost and Found was and it also wasn’t the same flow as Colliding With Destiny.
So what can you expect from her new book and should you read it?
Sarah talks about many of the things she learned during her life especially when it comes to playing it safe. She talks about how her fears kept her in destructive cycles and how they almost made her miss out on love and opportunities that came her way. Through out the book she recounts life lessons and the things that she learned as she has matured as a mother and as a daughter. Anecdotes about her family life, her own misconceptions, and lessons she learned from her parents are great tools that take her readers into her virtual classroom. Hearing Sarah describe how she evolved made her sometimes tough challenges more palatable. As a parent, it was comforting to hear Sarah share how some of the wisdom her parents imparted to her was only delayed, and not lost.
I appreciated Sarah’s reflections on relationships. Understanding and valuing what the people around you are capable of giving is another valuable reflection. Sarah did a great job explaining that your parents have their own problems and that they are doing the best they know how to do. Allowing yourself to move forward by recognizing what is and isn’t in your control is another valuable nugget. Although, this book wasn’t the page turner that Lost and Found was, I found the book to be a valuable and timely read full of important lessons. Her relatable content and humorous stories and the material she presented made Don’t Settle For Safe a must read.