Book Review: Even This by Emily Belle Freeman

Title: Even This: Getting to the Place Where You Can Trust God with Anything
Author: Emily Belle Freeman
Publisher: Ensign Peak
Released: September 5, 2017

Book Summary:

Even This invites readers to make room for daily personal experiences with God. From the very first page readers will walk down a spiritual path meant to remind each of us that God will meet us in the unexpected, bringing His goodness, giving us cause to trust, reminding us of His capacity. Filled with deeply personal stories about holding onto belief, daring to trust, and longing for understanding, Even This chronicles one woman’s quest to find God in the everyday moments-with one of the most powerful experiences taking place as she searches for sea shells while walking on the beach-and provides many opportunities for individual introspection. “Yes, God is good and He can be trusted,” Freeman concludes, “and it is the daily discovery of these truths that has the potential to become the greatest journey of a life and lead us closer to Him.”

Ultimately, the author hopes Even This will encourage and motivate readers to:
Stop letting fear dictate the depth of your belief through simple daily reflections that will restore your confidence in God.
Let go of your need to control by discovering what is holding you back from being completely vulnerable in your relationship with God.
Diminish the power of doubt by coming to understand why the place of deepest asking is where the believing begins.
Learn how to trust that God may have something entirely different in mind than you could ever anticipate–something better.


All in all I loved this book and it is definitely a 5 star book because it made me think and ponder and feel things. It’s a book that leaves you wanting more and wanting to be better. It opened me up to the possibility of having more than I do which was the point of it.

That said at times I was also very frustrated while reading it because of the way it was written. At times it feels very choppy and it jumps around a lot. Some chapters were very short and ended before I got the full story and all the answers I wanted. Emily shares her struggles which are very personal and sometimes shares details and other times doesn’t. I wanted the details instead of vagueness. And yet they were her own very personal struggles and trials so I also understood why sometimes I didn’t get all that I wanted from a chapter.

This is a great book that I will keep and pull out again which is something that speaks volumes to how good this book is because I rarely keep a book I have already read.

Rating: 5 Stars

Content: Clean

Source: Review copy from publisher




  1. Thanks for this review.