Author: Mary DeMuth
Publisher: Baker Books
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Reviewer: Jessica Higgins
Feeling worthy is a feeling we all struggle with, which is one of the strongest arguments I can give for reading this book.
Mary DeMuth shares her heart and soul in this book about how all women want to feel they matter and are worth something. We can all feel joy knowing we are secure in God’s love for us and how he has placed us in the world to do amazing things. This God that has given us life wants us to fulfill out potential. Demuth dares women to believe that we as women are daughters of the King, always welcome in his presence. In doing this she helps women discover a future where they know they are loved, feel strong, and are able to make an impact in this world. Either with many or just one, it is an impact that needs to be felt.
I don’t normally read a lot of non-fiction. I decided to give Mary Demuth’s book a try. I was fortunate enough to meet her at a conference and felt compelled to read this after listening to her speak. I am glad I did! So many points she wrote about resonated with me on a deep level. The feeling of not being worthy is something I have struggled with at times and still do. I want to feel good enough, I want to feel like what I have to write or say will mean something to someone, but that isn’t always easy. That doubt niggles at me and makes me feel unworthy to say or write much of anything. After reading Worth Living, I have a different way of looking at what I say or write. It may not impact many but I can still have an impact on someone. And if I don’t feel worthy to say what God is wanting me to say, then the impact I could have had on someone will go unheard or felt, which is not what God has planned. I may never know how I will impact someone, but I still have to feel worthy to try. Mary writes so honestly about her feelings; how she has tried, and is still trying, to overcome the feeling of being unworthy in a way that makes it feel as though I can really learn from this and relate to her struggles and use this to overcome my own. The most important thing to remember is we are all loved by the Father and worthy in his eyes.