Book Review: Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down

In Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down, Jeremy Kingsley presents a practical strategy for dealing with the troubles of life that come in unexpected times and unexpected ways.  This book is a biblical approach to suffering and trials, which also includes advice that a person might receive from a counselor.  Combining a biblical and counseling approach makes this book effective in dealing with both the theological and psychological struggles that a person will face in times of crisis.

Throughout the book, Kingsley encourages his readers to persevere in the midst of trials, express their emotions and struggles, embrace the reality of their situation, allow anger to become a catalyst for change, take responsibility for the factors that they can control, forgive themselves and others, avoid worry and guilt, and remember hope.  These are all important topics that makes this book a helpful resource for a person who is feeling knocked down by life.

Getting Back Up When Life Knocks You Down is written through the lens of Kingsley’s personal experience and stories of other people, who have gone through trials.  This is an effective approach because it reminds the reader that he or she is not alone in their struggle and that God is sufficient for our trials.  Kingsley has written a short and helpful book that would serve as a source of encouragement and practical advice for someone who has been knocked down by the harsh realities of life.