Thursday, February 24, 2011

Book Review: The Life Ready Woman and info for a weekend getaway giveaway

I have had many great opportunities to review fiction books through my affiliation with Litfuse Publicity , but I was excited to have the chance to review the new non-fiction book by Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis, The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World

About The Life Ready Woman: (from the publisher)
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.

My take on the book
I was raised to believe that not only could I do it all, I should do it all.  Fortunately, I eventually overcame that mindset and have been much happier since bringing my life back in line with Biblical teachings.  Society has told us for a long time that woman need to find a way successfully juggle both a strong family and a solid career.  This book speaks to women who are in the working world, by choice or necessity, as well as to women who are at home, either raising children or by retirement.  It walks you through each of ten life stages and gives helpful suggestions for ways to maintain balance in your life at each stage.  I also like the way the book reaffirms that marriage is a team effort in ALL areas.  It takes both the mother and the father to raise the children and run the house, but it also talks about how they need to complement each other in doing so.  Men and women are equal in the eyes of God, but in this case, equal does not mean identically the same.  Men have God-given strengths and women have God-given strengths and we are meant to use those strengths together to achieve great things in both our homes and the world.

My recommendation
I really enjoyed this book and found some great tips for improving my outlook on this stage of my life.  This is definitely a Christian-based book, so for my readers who do not hold these beliefs, you will likely not get as much out of it.  I do highly recommend this book for any woman with Christian beliefs looking for ways to bring balance into her life. 

In celebration of Shaunti Feldhahn’s Life Ready Woman 
 , MomLife Today is giving away 2 Weekend To Remember Gift Packs and much more!

Not only, is MomLife Today helping promote Life Ready Woman, but they are thrilled to announce that Shaunti will be joining MomLife Today as a regular contributor!!!

Weekend To Remember Get-Aways offer marriage-changing principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives to strengthen your marriage. Whether you are newly engaged or have been married for 50 years, you will find value in the tools provided at the getaway.


Don’t miss this opportunity to receive a conference registration for you and your spouse … and more! MomLife Today will be randomly selecting NINE lucky recipients to receive one of these great gifts:
  1. 2 Weekend To Remember Get Away conference registrations for two. $259 value each pair (Two couples will receive this.)
  2. 2 Life Ready Woman DVD packs. $149 value each (Two different people will receive this gift.)
  3. 5 The Life Ready Woman books. (Book will go to 5 people.)
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I received a copy of this book from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for my honest review.  My opinion remains my own.

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