Monday, August 22, 2016

The Beautiful Balance by Michelle Wilson {Blog Tour Review}

The Beautiful  Balance by Michelle Wilson
152 pages
Published August 1st 2016 by Covenant Communications

Whether in your family, your ward, or your community, you’ve observed them: those noble individuals who are strong, patient, and stalwart in the face of adversity. When times are tough, how do they manage the challenging shift from victim to victor? Chances are they have figured out the balance of control—what they have charge of and what is in the Lord’s hands.

Trying to manage the ups and downs of life can feel overwhelming, but fortunately we’re not alone on this journey. With inspiring doctrinal insights and a healthy dose of humor, author Michelle Wilson inspires readers to let go of fear and find peace, even in the midst of lost jobs, health challenges, or everyday chaos at home. In a world that seems so tempestuous, The Beautiful Balance is a sweet reminder of exactly what we can control—ourselves—and what God controls—all the rest.


My Review: 5 Stars 

I'll be honest. I wasn't sure that I wanted to read this book right now because I'm so busy and so stressed. Life is tough, with so many unknowns, and I'm wallowing around, wondering how in the world I'll muddle through and gain control over everything in my life. And then I picked this book up and my outlook and attitude changed drastically.

This book is written in a way that really touched my soul. Scriptural references, humorous antidotes, fantastic quotes, and pep talks fill these pages and I feel so much better about life now. I think this author was writing directly for me.

One of my favorite quotes from the book comes when Michelle Wilson is enduring a trial and feels the words come from the Lord , "No, you do not have control over your surroundings, but there is no need to fear. I have given you control over the one thing that matters--yourself." This is for me. The book goes on to talk about the beautiful balance that comes with control--control yourself and trust the rest to God. The book then breaks down four areas of personal control--priorities, actions, attitude, and beliefs. 

I love the way each chapter is broken down in a way that is easy to internalize. There are so many thoughts found in this book that almost force me to savor and ponder. I really loved it and will be re-reading parts of it frequently. If you're wondering how to find balance in your life, this is a must-read.

*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review* 


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About the Author

Michelle Wilson 
Michelle Wilson writes magical realism and inspirational nonfiction. She is the author of "Does This Insecurity Make Me Look Fat?" and "The Beautiful Balance: Claiming Personal Control and Giving the Rest to God," along with other fiction and nonfiction works on the way.

She is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Michelle loves faith, family, food, and smiling. She is an expert at Guitar Hero, has a bad habit of laughing at the wrong times, and hates writing about herself in third person because it's just weird.


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Tour Schedule

*Aug. 26th


  1. Great review! I'm glad I ended up signing up for this book tour, it sounds like something I really need right now!

    1. Thanks! I felt the exact same way. I'm so glad I ended up reading it!

  2. Thank you for your kind words, Katie. I'm so glad you liked the book!