“Where is God in This: Looking for God’s Goodness In Our Struggles” | Review + Giveaway

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Welcome to the Blog Tour for Where Is God in This? by Landra Young Hughes and Holly Crawshaw, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Where Is God in This?

Authors: Landra Young Hughes and Holly Crawshaw

Publisher: Baker Books

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Genre: Christian Living

Life is unfair. Bad things happen to good people. Not all dreams come true. We lose people. We fail people. And when we encounter the inevitable struggles of life, we may be tempted to ask God Why me? as we try to reconcile our pain with God’s promises. But a far more helpful and life-enriching question for us to ask God is What are you trying to teach me in this?

Tackling ten common struggles, such as isolation, fear, rejection, failure, insecurity, temptation, and more, Landra Young Hughes shows you how to have peace even when life doesn’t make sense. Speaking with great empathy born from her own losses and years in ministry, Hughes doesn’t suggest you “get over” your hard times. Instead, she helps you recognize that, while you will always live in a broken world this side of heaven, your pain has much to teach you about God and yourself. With her empathetic help, you’ll discover how to grow through grief and thrive despite adversity.

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My Thoughts

This book starts with, “I’m not really OK.” I was instantly drawn in and felt that this book was a breath of fresh air from the beginning, as so many times, as Christians, we put on a mask for others, which closes the doors to being open and honest with others. In this book, the author gets real as she shares openly and honestly about addiction, loneliness, judgementalism, rejection, burnout, fear, and temptation. I was drawn into this quick read, as Hughes exposes some of her failures and issues in these topics, and I felt like I made a new friend. She opens her heart and invites you in, mess and all, and is transparent and honest with the topics many of us face in this broken world.

My favorite chapter was when she talked about her desire to control and how a surrendered heart is an act of worship.

You will resonate with this book if you are struggling and grieving. When I’ve been walking through these times, having a friend walk beside me and help me know I’m not alone is comforting. This book does that with its transparency and open conversations, and I believe that the reader will regain a sense of hope and direction as they find a friend to walk beside them through the storm. It’s an excellent reminder that we will go through struggles in life, but God is always faithful and is still there with us. “God does not want you to fail. He wants what is on the other side of that failure.” (chapter 6)

I highly encourage you to check out this book.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.


Landra Young Hughes is the daughter of prominent pastor Ed Young Jr. and Lisa Young of Fellowship Church. Because of her upbringing, Landra has developed a passion for seeing people maximize their God-given potential and embrace their God-defined self-worth. She and her husband, Brad, live in Dallas, Texas, where they serve on staff at Fellowship Church and raise their three children. Landra is coauthor with Holly Crawshaw of A Different Kind of Love Story.

Connect with Landra by visiting landrahughes.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.

Holly Crawshaw is a writer and editor who believes everyone has a meaningful story to tell. Holly is passionate about partnering with authors to leverage their experiences to further God’s kingdom and help God’s people. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her three daughters.


(10) winners will receive a paperback copy of the book and a $10 Amazon Gift Card.


Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 7, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on November 14, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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