Speak Truth in Your Heart by Sarah Mally // Book Review

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Many girls try to change their wrong actions, but never learn to discern the wrong thinking behind the actions. In this new book, Sarah Mally challenges girls to identify lies which are root issues behind struggles they face. Including thought-provoking cartoons, stories, biblical teaching, and practical steps of action, this book teaches girls to replace lies with the truth and align their thinking with God’s Word. When a young lady learns to speak truth TO herself, she is planting her feet upon an unshakable foundation that will resist even the most powerful attacks of the enemy. She will see how God’s Word will transform each area of her life as the truth sets her free!


Too many teenage girls are swamped with the lies that the world throws at them. They are too heavy, too skinny, eat too much, do not eat enough, have too much this or that, etc. Because they are always told these lies, they start to believe them and the lies begin to control their lives. This then results in disabilities like anorexia which can then turn to suicide. If you are a teenage girl, don’t fall into this trap—or if you already have, now is the perfect time to come out of it—Speak Truth in Your Heart explains how to replace these lies with God’s truths. I definitely struggle with falling into this trap all the time. I am constantly thinking about my body shape and size, and worrying that it is “not pretty enough”. I feel fat and ugly, and it makes me want to stop eating. However, I need to remember that my God is gracious, and merciful, and all powerful, and He has an answer to all of my problems. Sometimes, it can be hard for me to believe this, because I can not physically see God, but I can see myself in the mirror every morning. I give myself over to God, but then the next morning when I look in the mirror again, all those lies start flooding back. Every girl—including me—long for a safe refuge. Somewhere to go where they feel beautiful, wanted, and perfect. This is where many girls fall off the right path though; they turn to the wrong places to find this refuge. When this starts to happen, however, we need to remember that Christ is the only true place for this comfort. It is Him that is the only place where we can feel truly loved. When we are filled with God’s grace, and His word, Sarah Mally tells us that the lies of the world will begin to flee, as there is no room for them in the presence of God. The author writes this book in a very clear and precise manner. I very much enjoyed her writing style, and would recommend her to all Christian teen girls. She lists a lot of lies that many girls struggle with, and then replaces them with a truth that we can tell ourselves instead. Overall Speak Truth in Your Hear was very encouraging and inspiring, and it helped me to look at myself a bit different from now on. I appreciated how the author did not just condemn all the girls who struggle with these lies, but brought them under her wing, and showed them how they can be free from them. Even Sarah herself said that these lies will not be forever gone. She is not offering some magic potent to erase them all away—what she does offer is someone to fill in these lies and give you the strength to stand up to them when they do come. Speak Truth in Your Heart was beautifully written, and is the perfect book for all girls who struggle with these lies. Don’t let the Devil’s lies keep you down anymore! Learn how to conquer them with Sarah Mally’s Speak Truth in Your Heart.


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