“I've always though Ashley was a beautiful, talented woman who lived in the shadow of her famous mom and sister. I was interested in finding out more about "her life" and as I read, I felt sad for her because of neglect by those who should have loved and provided for her. She was left to fend for herself a good portion of her childhood which left her suffering from depression and low-self esteem.
As she grew into a young woman, her acting career blossomed but she was also drawn to a need to reach out and help those living in third world countries who suffered from poverty, sex trafficking, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition. Although it was interesting, I started to become bogged down with the numerous stories of her trips abroad and wondered if I would be able to continue reading. I'm glad I stuck with it as she wrote of her recovery programs, her relationship with God, her continuing study to improve herself, her love of her husband, animals, nature and things that bring her joy.
I found myself taking to heart many of her personal and internal revelations and as I got to the end of the book, one paragraph summed it up for me ~ If one person who reads this book receives the suggestion that a simple and practical plan of action can lead you to a God of your own understanding, relieve you of the burdens of your past, and help you to live as God intended, precious, empowered, and free, then in my opinion, the book is as successful as Kentucky's 1996 National Championship team. Thank you, Ashley, for a book that I won't soon forget.”