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Book Review: I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore by Carole Holiday


As a member of Frontgate Women’s Blogger Network, I received a copy of this book to review.

Carole Holiday's book, "I Don't Know Who I Am Anymore," is like a fascinating journey to understand yourself better and grow as a person. She tells the story in a way that really gets you thinking about what makes us who we are. If you're looking for a book that helps you connect with your own experiences and learn more about being human, this is a must-read.

No stranger to heartache, Carole Holiday artfully braids together her story of overwhelming loss with biblical insights and delicious recipes from the little cottage on the lane--the cooking school she once owned. Carole's journey offers hope that after the ravages of grief and despair, God can bring good back to life through faith, food, and fellowship.

How do you survive when everything that gave meaning to your life suddenly disappears? Grief can spark the question, God, when will you see me? Carole Holiday has weathered heartbreaking loss and the despair that whispers, "I don't know who I am anymore." Through her trials, including divorce, job loss, and heart surgery, she has learned that deep grief carves space for a deeper ability to love.

Readers who have been shredded by suffering, who have lost hope in God or life being good again will

  • Unpack what it means to be made in God's image
  • Learn how to redirect doubts and despair toward a God-filled identity and purpose
  • Understand that loss offers an enormous capacity to feel more deeply
  • Discover that even though rejected by those they most loved, they still matter to God
  • Be reminded of the truth that sadness and faith are not mutually exclusive

In her unique, lyrical writing style, Carole shares her story of grief and explores biblical teaching that offers a God-given purpose after pain. As an extra dose of comfort, she seasons her story with savory recipes from a cooking school she once owned, where she learned firsthand the healing that takes place around the table. Carole's humor and warm encouragement gently remind readers that God has good for them--even in a season of severe loss.