Book Review: Feeding the Soul by Tabitha Brown

Today’s review is about FEEDING THE SOUL by Tabitha Brown. I read this book nearly a year ago and forgot to post my review. The start of a new year seems like a good time to finally let this review out into the world. FEEDING THE SOUL is an approachable self-help book and I highly recommend listening to the audiobook.

Author: Tabitha Brown
Series: None
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publish Date: September 28, 2021
Audio Length: 5 hours, 49 minutes
Narrator: Tabitha Brown

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Official Synopsis

You are seen, you are loved, and you are heard!

Before Tabitha Brown was one of the most popular personalities in the world, sharing her delicious vegan home cooking and compassionate wisdom with millions of followers across social media, she was an aspiring actress who in 2016 began struggling with undiagnosed chronic autoimmune pain. Her condition made her believe she wouldn’t live to see forty–until she started listening to what her soul and her body truly needed. Now, in this life-changing book, Tabitha shares the wisdom she gained from her own journey, showing readers how to make a life for themselves that is rooted in nonjudgmental kindness and love, both for themselves and for others.

Tabitha grounds her lessons in stories about her own life, career, faith, and family in this funny, down-to-earth book, built around the catchphrases that her fans know and love, including:

Hello There!: Why hope, joy, and clarity are so very needed

That’s Your Business: Defining yourself, and being okay with that

Have the Most Amazing Day . . . : Choosing joy and living with intention

But Don’t Go Messin’ Up No One Else’s: Learning to walk in kindness even when the world doesn’t feel kind

Like So, Like That: Living life without measurement

Very Good: Living in peace and creating good from the bad

Rich with personal stories and inspirational quotes, and sprinkled with a few easy vegan recipes, Feeding the Soul is a book to share–and to return to when you want to feel seen, loved, and heard.

My Review

I am so glad Tabitha Brown narrated her own book for the audio format. Her personality and positivity shine through as she takes the reader through her journey and shares the lessons she learned along the way. Part quick memoir, Tabitha uses her own experiences as segues to relate to the reader. This is a fantastic mechanism to communicate and show the reader how to cope with or manifest action in their lives.

There is an element of religion in this self-help book because it’s important to the author. If that sounds like a turn off to those who aren’t religious, don’t leave just yet. I’m not religious either. This is not a book that preaches about religion, but rather incorporates it in a nonjudgmental way. She is completely aware and understanding of the fact that not everyone believes in God. To use one of her catchphrases, “That’s your business.” Rather, the inclusion of religion is matter-of-fact statements as she tells her story. It was not overwhelming at all and was easy to look past.

Tabitha also taught herself how to cook vegan and incorporates a few of these recipes throughout the book when they relate to the chapter. (There is a supplement, which I didn’t look into, that has more recipes, I believe.) Despite the extra effort I’m sure it takes, the recipes actually sounded really good.

Overall, I thought this was a very approachable, positive, and nonjudgmental self-help book. Even those who aren’t necessarily looking for advice will enjoy Tabitha’s upbeat outlook on life.

Rating: 5
Content warnings: mention of rape, mention of disordered eating, parental death
Reading format: Library audiobook

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