A Work in Progress

Aren’t we all? To answer my own question, yes we are. And that is why we should all be able to relate to Kristin Armstrong’s new book, A Work in Progress, An Unfinished Woman’s Guide to Grace. This book just became available in bookstores March 11 and I had the pleasure of reviewing it.

As I had not read any of her previous work (she has also written a book about divorce) I did not know what to expect. What I found was a book focused on the keys to living a life of grace (examples include chapters on forgiveness, generosity and truth) interspersed with personal stories, testimony and scripture. I enjoyed her wit and writing style. The book reads like a conversation with a girlfriend or as if you are reading my blog (lots of side notes in parentheses LOL).

I laughed out loud at times (like an example that compares discovering how selfish you are with walking past a mirror and seeing a long chin hair you had missed), nodded in agreement with statements like

“When we are in right relationship with God…all other relationships are forced into proper positioning and perspective”

and connected with Kristin emotionally through some of the personal struggles she shared.

I personally appreciate a woman who can admit she is far from perfect yet strives to be the best child of God and mother she can be. That resonates with me as did the entire book. While it is not a deep theological survey, it is full of wisdom and grace. This is a great read for someone looking for ways to increase their sense of peace or faith along the journey of life.

A bit of bio about the author: KRISTIN ARMSTRONG was married to cyclist Lance Armstrong for five years, raising their three children while living in France and Spain. She is the author of a children’s book, Lance Armstrong: The Race of His Life, and a contributing editor for Runner’s World magazine. Her work has also appeared in USA Today and Parentwise Austin and Glamour magazines. Kristin is passionate about her Christian faith, her family, her friends, and her career. She speaks French and Spanish, is a marathon runner, and enjoys cooking, reading, painting, and travel. Kristin now lives happily ever after in Austin, Texas, with her family-Luke, age seven, and twins Grace and Isabelle, age five.
You can read more about the author here.

Go check out the book and if you read it or have read it, be sure to let me know what you think/thought!

Happy reading!


  1. He And Me + 3 says:

    I love books that I can relate to. I find that alot with Lisa Welchel books.

  2. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says:

    I have never read anything by her- i will have to check her books out!

  3. Laurie Ann says:

    Sounds like a great read! I’ll definitely have to check it out. Great review!

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