Book Review: Stresspoint

Posted: August 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Title: Stress Point: Thriving Through Your Twenties in a Decade of Drama

Author: Sarah Martin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson 2012



When I saw this book, I knew I had to read it and try to review it. I am at the end of my twenties and looking back I can easily say that it was a very stressful 10 years. Many things happened: moving out of my parents house, getting my first job, going away to university, finding love, losing love, and finding the love of my life, getting married and starting a career. A whirlwind of activity that occurred in a realively short span of time.


There are still times however when I feel lost. I look at my life and my accomplishments and I wonder what have I lost along the way? Have I found myself or have I lost myself? It seems that as each year passes I become more stressed.


I wish I had Sarah’s book years ago. It would have helped me to work through the first heartache, and honestly release more quickly some of the stress that comes with growing older. I would have loved to have had kept journals from my earlier years.


Sarah invites the reader into her story, like an older sister, she comes to you with open arms and wants you to work through the different high stress situations in your life through inviting God in.


Sarah doesn’t cover every single stressful point in a woman’s life, but she does cover 10 stresspoints, she gives her own experience, asks questions for the reader to delve deeper, and then includes a journal section.


This book takes time to work through, it can’t be done in one afternoon, but as you work through it, I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I have. I wonder if Sarah will write one for women in their 30’s.


I would invite any young woman who finds herself stressed and her faith faltering to take a look at Sarah’s book. I know I plan on keeping it on my shelf.




Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson

From the Publisher:

Want to ditch the drama and thrive through your twenties?

Body image. Friendships. Career. Money. Dating. All these issues and more serve as points of stress for the 20-something woman, and combined they can make for a decade of drama in a girl’s life. Sarah Francis Martin is the slightly older girlfriend who’s been there, done that, and got the not-so-cute t-shirt. Through this interactive Bible study, Sarah helps young adult women address each stress point by encouraging them to wait on the Lord, worship Him, and make Him the focus of their lives.

In Stress Point you will:

  • Find interactive chapters covering ten stress points for the 20-something woman
  • Dig through Scripture to apply truth to each stress point
  • Engage with real, raw, and relevant stories from girlfriends just like you
  • Journal through each chapter to engage with God in a meaningful way
  • Interact with Sarah through her video blogs for each chapter
  • Connect with your girlfriends in a Stress Point Survival Group; leader guide included

Sarah Francis Martin has a passion to encourage and relate to women in their twenties, and is honored to do so through She Seeks, the 20-something ministry of Proverbs 31. Her relevant and conversational style will lead young adult readers to live out the Kingship of Christ in everyday life in order to find godly success, purpose, and well-being. Obsessed with pink lip gloss and all things artsy-crafty, Sarah lives with her husband and son in North Carolina. Her ministry, LIVE IT OUT!, is a space for 20-somethings to connect with one another and grow closer to Jesus (


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