Author: Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis
About The Life Ready Woman:
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.
I am one of those women who has grown up believing the mark of a good woman is the ability to do it all, and, hopefully, do it all well. I live the mantra that failure is not an option. Thus, "Thriving in a Do-It-All-World" seemed like just the ticket to finding that balance that allows me to accomplish everything without even getting my cape dirty.
That's not what this book is, however. It doesn't give you the magic keys to the Proverbs 31 kingdom. What it does do is talk straight about what we were made for, what our roles are at any given time and why we shouldn't buy into the myth that it ALL has to be done right now to do it right.
This book made me think, and think deeply. It made me reevaluate the worldview I had taken in and see things from the lense of how God intended me to live. If you're looking for a book rich in PC (political correctness), this is not that book. Unapologetically, Shaunti and Robert address the seasons of a woman's life and encourage her to embrace each of them with focus. The season of childrearing for instance. This one hit me hard as it is a season I've been in for a while, but am starting to see the end of the road with apprehension. Shaunti and Robert encourage a woman to embrace this season and not let it slip by chasing a career or falling into the trap of the do-it-all, miss-most-of-it mentality. Career season is addressed as well - there is time to dogedly pursue a fulfilling career after children are raised. Not that everyone can stay at home, but we can all choose to put family first for the parenting season.
With a she-said, he-said (in agreement!) approach, this team also addresses dating and marriage. If you're single, you learn to be open to love while waiting and praying for the right one to come along. If you're married, you read about what it means to be a strong helpmate to your husband empowering him while strengthening your marriage. I know, some of your are cringing. I'm a strong woman - don't get me wrong. There isn't a passive bone in my body. That's not what they are saying. They are saying that God made us man and woman with strengths and weaknesses that enhance one another when used for the good of the marriage and not just the individual.
I highly recommend this book. It's not a quick read as you'll want to ponder each chapter and see how it applies to your life. It's a book that looks at what we were made to be as women of God, and not what we're told we should be by society. I'll be mentally chewing on this book for a long time to come.
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About Shaunti Feldhahn:
Shaunti Feldhahn is a former Wall Street analyst, best-selling author of the book For Women Only, national speaker, and regular commentator 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.
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!
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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:
- 2 Weekend To Remember Get Away conference registrations for two. $259 value each pair (Two couples will receive this.)
- 2 Life Ready Woman DVD packs. $149 value each (Two different people will receive this gift.)
- 5 The Life Ready Woman books. (Book will go to 5 people.)
MomLife Today provides encouragement, advice and resources to help YOU with your daily Momlife! Because…every MOMent counts!
*** I received this book from LitFuse free for my honest review.