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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Review, Tour and Giveaway: Life Ready Woman - Thriving in a Do-It-All World by Shaunti Feldhahn

The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All WorldEmpowering, enlightening and affirming! The Life Ready Woman is all of these things and more.  It is a road of self-discovery and (hopefully) a means to living a more fulfilled and happier life.  While I read this book from the perspective of a wife, mother, and housewife, it is meant for every woman, no matter what stage of life she is in.  There are wonderful notes and examples for women of all stages, from single, to married, to grandparents, and everyone in between (didn't want to miss anyone here).  I love this book and hope that I can actually sit down with my husband and discuss some of the things I read to see if his perspective matches mine.

In Chapter 3, the authors discuss the difference between issues and problems and how they are different, and how important it is to find the issues behind our problems.  They even included a list of "Problems Women Say They Struggle With" (p. 37).  I loved the fact that I could see some of my problems listed in there, so I felt a little better.  I also found that if I started to look at what I considered to be a pressing problem, that I could better determine what the issues were that were causing the problems, and I think that this type of thinking will help me turn some things around and live better.

Chapter 4 talks about what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman, and marriage as it is seen in the Bible, with a very specific list of marriage responsibilities on page 58 that are supported by Biblical verse.  I loved this section even though I felt convicted in a few areas that I am falling behind in.

Chapter 5 really gets a little more specific in what our actual roles and callings are in life, and the remainder of the book supports the discovery and implementation of how to actually live the life that we have read about in the previous chapters. 

The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World
by Shaunti Feldhahn, Robert Lewis

B&H Books (January 1, 2011) ~ 272 pages
Non-Fiction / Religion / Christian / Women's Issues

Edition Reviewed: Paperback - Review copy received courtesy of the publisher, many thanks to both the author and the publisher for sending me a copy to review in coordination with LitFuse Publicity Tours!

About the Book:
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.

Contents (for a PDF excerpt, click here):
Introduction: Being Life Ready
Part 1: God’s Plan and Purposes for All of Us
Chapter 1: I Am Woman
Chapter 2: A Satisfied Life
Chapter 3: What the Issues Actually Are
Chapter 4: A Biblical Definition of Womanhood, Marriage,
and Family
Chapter 5: Where It All Comes Together: Discovering Our
Design and Callings

Part 2: Getting to God’s Best for You
Chapter 6: Live from the Inside Out
Chapter 7: Embrace a Big-Picture Understanding of Life, Part One
Chapter 8: Embrace a Big-Picture Understanding of Life, Part Two
Chapter 9: Use Wisdom with a Man
Chapter 10: Steward Your Gifts from an Eternal Perspective
Chapter 11: Believe God, Not Your Fear
Chapter 12: Being God’s Servant

Copyright © 2011 by Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis. All rights reserved.

About the Author: (from the publisher's site)
Shaunti Feldhahn is a former Wall Street analyst, best-selling author of the book For Women Only, national speaker, and regular Shaunti Feldhahncommentator in the media. She has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, TNT and Fox News- to name a few. You can learn more about her many activities by visiting her website Shaunti.com or get some great mom advice from her at MomLifeToday.com. She and her husband live with their two young children in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoy every minute of living at warp speed.

Robert Lewis is the best-selling author of Raising a Modern-Day Knight and Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage. He and his wife, Sherard, have four children and live in Little Rock, AR.

More about MomLife Today:
At MomLife Today you will enjoy community with real moms experiencing every age and every stage of MomLife—right alongside you.

Moms need friends we can walk through life with, but more importantly we need friends who will encourage us and equip us in our role as moms in an honest and transparent way … and that’s just what you’ll find by becoming part of our MomLife Today community! We believe that every MOMent counts!MomLife Today

We admit it, being a mom 24/7 is not easy. Rather than lament the role of motherhood, however, we choose to embrace that role and learn from each other how to make it through each day with the right attitude. Come share the joys, sorrows, insanity, and special moments of motherhood with us as we live it and candidly write about it…we’ll have lots of fun along the way! Join us, and do tell… What’s happening in your MomLife Today? www.momlifetoday.com
The Weekend To Remember Get-Away Giveaway! (2/14 - 3/1)

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 Life Ready Woman books. (Book will go to 5 people.)

To enter click one of the icons below then tell your friends. Winner will be announced on March 2nd on the MomLife Today website.

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MomLife Today provides encouragement, advice and resources to help YOU with your daily Momlife! Because…every MOMent counts!
Giveaway Details:

One lucky Wendi's Book Corner reader will win a copy of Life Ready Woman.  Open to the US and Canada.

To Enter: (Leave a comment for each, please include your email so I can contact you if you win!)

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The drawing will be held February 25th. Winner: I will send you an email, please reply with your address so I can send your book out!

~ Wendi

*Disclosure: I am an Amazon Associate


Kimberly Sue said...

I need this book!! lol!


Kimberly Sue said...

I am a follower via google as well.


Kimberly Sue said...

Twitter follower.

Kimberly Sue said...

I also subscribe via feedburner.


Kimberly Sue said...

I follow via networked blogs as well.


Kimberly Sue said...

I am a member of Wendi's Book Corner on facebook.
name: kimberly sue

Kimberly Sue said...

I also tweeted the giveaway!



Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

I'd love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.


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