Well, Girl: An Inside-Out Journey to Wellness

Jamie Amerine. Shiloh Run, $14.99 trade paper (256p) ISBN 978-1-64352-558-7
In this zesty work, blogger and speaker Amerine (Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors) offers a glimpse into her wellness routine and beliefs. She argues shame is the main hindrance to personal transformation and identifies issues that keep one stuck in the past. Amerine’s three principles of “beloved living”—seek God in all things, discern how one thinks and “the factors that influence those beliefs,” and “make genuine peace” with oneself—also illustrate how one can move forward in their relationship with God. For instance, instead of promoting a particular eating plan, Amerine emphasizes the need to process past faulty beliefs that can alter perceptions about food, body image, and wellness—“I believe Jesus is the answer to all the wellness and freedom we need.” Regarding views on womanhood, Amerine cautions against rebellion and uses the story of Ruth as an example of a biblical perspective of submission. Though she acknowledges the benefits of healthy eating and exercise, Amerine emphasizes balance and suggests that, instead of being consumed by diet plans and weight loss, women invest time in their relationship with Jesus. While those looking for practical suggestions will be disappointed, Amerine’s exuberant testament elevates Jesus’s command for self-love as the ultimate self-care. (Aug.)
Reviewed on : 05/18/2020
Release date: 08/01/2020
Genre: Religion
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