Chrissy grew up surrounded by the beauty of love and the ugliness of pain. The daughter of a pastor whose church was located in a rough-and-tumble area of Brooklyn, she witnessed the ravaging effects of the streets on the lives of the most desperate—drug addicts, derelicts, and other destitute people. Yet her own home was a haven of warmth, filled with affection and love.
Then something happened that tore her away from it. With the flip of a switch, Chrissy fell deeper and deeper into deception where haunting images and songs pointed to one thing—perfection. Longing to be the girl in the song, she became entangled in an obsessive relationship. Before long, secret after secret led her down the path to becoming someone she didn’t even recognize. Locked in to an impossible life, Chrissy found release from a surprising direction.
Girl in the Song tells the gripping, true story of a young woman whose choices led her to despair and incredible triumph. More than the story of one lost girl, Chrissy’s experience points to the power of hope to lead us away from destructive relationships and into a life that just might end happily ever after.">
This is one of those books that I just could not put down! A true story, it was both encouraging and inspiring. It touched my heart. It would especially make a great gift for any teenage Christian girl struggling with whether or not she can find what she needs "out in the world". I'm not at all there myself, and I'm 36 (a lot older than Chrissy was when this book takes place) and it still spoke to me. Highly recommend!
From Tyndale, Girl In The Song by Chrissy Cymbala Toledo details the author’s true story of an obsessive, destructive relationship and the choices that led to a surprising rescue.