The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World by Shaunti Feldhahn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I appreciated the concept of this book and I enjoyed the overall theme and aim. It was easy to understand and the message flowed together through each chapter. I also appreciated the wisdom and experience that Shaunti and Robert brought to this book. There were some great examples and neat ways of presenting ideas in this book.
While I liked the basic outline of The Life Ready Woman, I was also left feeling like something was missing. It's a deep topic and yet I closed the book feeling shallow. The book is based on Scripture, yet it is my opinion that it is weak in showing how Christ's birth, life, death, and resurrection effect and apply to our moment-by-moment life. There were points - like the issue of what the Biblical home is - where I cheered and said "Amen", and then other moments where I was uncomfortable with the idea presented.
I am sure most any woman could read this book and glean from the many truths presented. However, I must be honest and say that there are other books written on this same topic that are consistently stronger from cover to cover.
The catchy cover certainly makes the book inviting and intriguing, but my recommendation is to read a library copy before you purchase a copy for your own bookshelf.
Are you a 'Doing it all' or 'Do what matters' woman?
Whether a stay at home or working mom, an airplane-hopping executive, an empty-nester caring for multiple generations or a single juggling high demands of career and personal life, today's fast-paced modern world leaves women gasping for balance. We as modern Christian women want to look to the Bible for guidance on how to manage our lives -- but because the world of women looks so different today than it did when the Bible was written, it is hard to find chapter and verse that seems to apply to our situation today.
Thankfully, God has given us exactly that timeless, unchanging guidance for how to find peace, clarity, and God's best for our lives once we know where to look! The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World, reveals a profound biblical roadmap for how each of us can find the abundant life we are longing for, rather than the stressful, torn, how-do-I-balance-it-all life we often feel like we are trying to keep up with today. Actually being a LifeReady Woman means that you are clear about your life, bold in your faith, and able to find God's best for you, and the end result will be that you not only survive but thrive in our do-it-all world.
God has given every wonderfully unique woman different skills and abilities, different desires, and different temperaments -- and every woman around the planet and through the ages is certainly living in different circumstances. But no matter what a woman's life looks like, the Bible says that God has an individual mission and plan that He's carefully designed for each of us. And He wants us to find it. Starting January 2011, The Life Ready Woman and the Life Ready Woman Video Series will help every wonderfully unique woman to thrive as she identifies and courageously pursues God's unique design and callings for her. LifeReady Woman puts you on a roadmap to make decisions that will lead to relief, delight, and fulfillment instead of regret.
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This review copy was provided courtesy of LitFuse Publicity but the opinion above is my own and was in no way compensated.