Book Review: I Am Strong! I Am Smart! by Fay A. Klingler
In an age where google is the authority and the idea of social acceptance has seemingly no ceiling. Where bullying can happen well into adulthood. And when being “liked” can be seen as the mark of success to feed insatiable desires for self confidence, what a relief it is to have a book that offers sound principles to build true and inner confidence on.
As a child I wish I would have had this book to navigate all the bullying I encountered and other difficult situations I couldn’t understand, nor had an advocate to help me with. We would all like to believe that family is enough, but unfortunately we live in a world where surrogates are necessary for filling extended, and even immediate, family holes and roles. I would have cherished this book as a child.
As a mother I am deeply grateful to have this book for my children.
The wise and knowing voice of our grandmas (and grandpas) is often marginally heard or accepted in this busy and often frenetic culture we have created for ourselves. This book brings a pause into my home that offers something we didn’t have before. Its message is almost as good as having Grandma over. (Maybe even better because there is no dysfunction within its pages!)
Thank you Lu and Grandma May for sharing true and essentially enlightening lessons in such a simply delightful and full circle way. You can find their story in Christian books stores and at Amazon.
The Klinglers have twelve children and thirty-five grandchildren in their blended family. They reside in Draper, Utah.