Monday, May 16, 2016

Book Review: Looking for Lovely by Annie F. Downs

This is my first encounter with Annie Downs, but I already feel like we are best friends.  Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter is a collection of experiences recorded by Annie in which she exposes very unlovely periods within her life but shares the healing process she experienced and the lovely she found through it all. 
Annie is completely genuine, open and vulnerable as she shares her struggles with weight, being single, being a quitter, loneliness, and many other areas. Yet, through it all, she doesn't come across as whiney or grumbling.  She shares her story with humor and humility while focusing on Jesus as the source of ultimate lovely.

I found Annie to be completely relatable and endearing. She had a wonderful way of sharing that though not all things are lovely, you can still look for the little lovelies in everything.

The audio version of the book was read by Annie Downs, and as I've mentioned before, I really enjoy the author reading their own work because these are her personal stories. She is completely engaging and you could hear the emotion in her voice- which I like much better than a detached voice that just reads the words.

This book was so enjoyable, I listened to the entire thing every chance I had and finished it within just a few days.  I have also added several of her previous books to my wish list and because we are best friends now, I've found her on Instagram and Twitter but if those aren't for you, have no worries she also has a blog (

If you are looking for a book that will encourage you as well as challenge you this is the book for you.  And if you are looking for a fun author, blogger, Christian to follow then she's your girl!

If you have read Looking for Lovely: Collecting the Moments that Matter, or any of Annie Downs' other works, I'd love to hear what you think- comment below!

Love in Christ,


*I received a copy of this book from for my honest review.

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