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A Different Kind of Love Story: How God's Love for You Helps You Love Yourself

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In this book, you're going to read about a different kind of love story. It's a love story each and every one of us is currently playing a role in--whether we're aware of it or not. And truth be told, it's scary-critical that we stay tuned-in to this love story. Because outside of a growing relationship with your heavenly Father, no other love (or lack of love) has the ...more
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Published February 4th 2020 by Baker Books
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Joan
Feb 22, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Landra was a young teen when her family came under fierce media scrutiny. Her dad was a successful pastor who was under (false) attacks. Landra responded to the family crisis by controlling the only thing she felt she could, her food intake. The action developed into a potentially deadly eating disorder.

Landra is open and honest about her experiences, sharing the truths she has learned from them. She helps us understand the shame and lies that pervaded her life. She encourages us with the
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Michelle
A Different Kind Of Love Story is a Spiritual Growth book by author Landra Young Hughes.

At this time of year, romance is especially exciting. However, as the author states, This book is about learning to love yourself. Ive heard it said, If you dont love yourself, how can you love others? I believe God made us to love and be loved. We are made in His image and even though He is the God of justice He is also the God of love.

This book is also a memoir of Pastor Ed Youngs daughter and the
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Dylan Johnston
Feb 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In this book, Landra shares her struggles and difficulties in a truly raw and vulnerable manner. Through her openness and honesty, she allows her story to impact the reader in very real ways. Peppered with consistent Bachelor jests and content, her personality shines through enabling the reader not just to receive content but to also connect to the author. While the message about loving oneself is wildly popular in our culture today, Landra gives fresh insight into the practicalities of how that ...more
Laura Langley
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In her book A Different Kind of Love Story, Landra Young Hughes tells her own gut-wrenching story of battling back to abundant life from an eating disorder while helping readers learn valuable lessons about what it means to find your identity in Christ. She speaks openly and honestly about her own struggles, meeting readers where they are and offering empathy with their own struggles, however different.

Hughes, the daughter of Fellowship Church pastor Ed Young, Jr., gives readers plenty to chew
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Csimplot Simplot
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book!
Danielle Hammelef
I believe God put this book in my life or at least led me along a path to find it. As a person who is seeking to get to know God and Jesus better each day, this book has given me tools to help me quicken my pace and gave me courage to continue.

The author explains why she believes we seek God's unconditional love and reassures readers that individual "plot twists" in one's life can be big events, chronic ones, small or big. Everyone is dealing with issues. Without knowing of the greatest of God's
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Bethany
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Your fear, your worry, your uncertainty in what comes next, does not compare to what we know to be true. Gods love is bigger. And he is for you.

I will admit, I am really hard on myself. I have even struggled with low self-esteem at times, even though my family has always been supportive and I have a strong faith. This made me really connect with the author in A Different Kind of Love Story. This book is an inspiring message about learning to love yourself because you have a God who already loves
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Sue Forry
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Different Kind of Love Story is a fabulously written personal life story from Landra Young Hughes. In A Different Kind of Love Story, Landra shares a journey starting in her teenage years to being a young mother. She was raised the daughter of a famous pastor and endured some turbulent times as a family that were very public, not necessarily by choice. Landra then went on to develop an eating disorder and went to treatment for her eating disorder. Although this book does share about her eating ...more
Aminata Coote
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
This book is interwoven with the author's struggle to overcome an eating disorder and references to The Bachelor. Her struggle to love and accept herself consumed her and nearly destroyed her life. While many of us will not have such a dramatically visible experience, the lessons imparted in this book will still get you on the path to loving yourself.

Know God--God created us to be loved in a way only he could love us. He did that because he wanted to create a desire in us for a relationship with
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Randi Sampson
If you have ever struggled with perfectionism, how others view us or loving ourselves as we are... this is the book for us! I don't know about you, but that seems to cover just about every woman ever, doesn't it? Let's be honest, these are common struggles that we face to some degree.

With Valentine's Day having just passed, love is certainly in the air... but this book is as the name suggests not your typical love story. It is a story about finding your identity in God and learning to love
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Sarah
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
In A Different Kind of Love Story by Landra, she writes about the love story that each reader gets to live. It isn't your typical love story, but one that is radical and transformative because this is the love story that romances every single one of us. This kind of love is something that can only be purchased by our Heavenly Father, through Jesus. No other love can satisfy our souls.

And for anyone who has ever struggled with their worth or identity, Landra can relate as well. Her message is
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Beverly Jones
Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Landra grew up in the spotlight as the daughter of well-known pastor, Ed Young Jr. When the Young family's values and intentions were questioned, Landra felt like her life was crumbling beneath her. Landra's struggles in life led her to an eating disorder. While she is still not fully healed, she has learned how to cope by finding love within herself, with her treasured husband, with her blessing of a daughter, and most of all, with her Savior, Jesus.

Landra had me at page one when she said, "I
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Connie Saunders
Mar 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Outside of a growing relationship with God, no other love (or lack of love) has the potential to improve or implode your life like the love that you have for you."

Landra Young Hughes is now able to love herself but that hasn't always been the case. A Different Kind of Love Story is the honest account of how she has overcome her doubts and an eating disorder and finally learned that God offers her, and all of us, an unconditional love. She has filled twelve chapters with personal reflections
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Diane Higgins
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading A Different Kind of Love Story by Landra Young Hughes. Landra shared a lot of her own story and also shared stories/scriptures from the Bible. I appreciated Landras raw honesty, and it felt like Landra was sitting here talking to me as a friend. I loved how she stressed, throughout the whole book, that our identity is not based on what others think. I think we women all need to hear this. This is an age where we, as women, compare ourselves to other women often. This ...more
Oak
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A Different Kind of Love Story: How Gods Love for You Helps You Love Yourself is an important book by Landra Young Hughes. The book sends the great message of how freeing it is to let go of the need to be in control, and instead let God be in control. Hughes personal story is very captivating, and she talks about her struggle with an eating disorder. Hughes is witty, and she infuses her book with a tone of pleasant lightheartedness. A Different Kind of Love Story reminds us that failures are ...more
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