Friday, February 21, 2014

Book review: 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman


12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman by Lane P. Jordan ... Where has this book been all my adult, married life!

What a refreshing, positively upbeat, must read! This book has it ALL! I read this cover to cover in one sitting and wanted to jump up and organize.

What you take away from reading this:  Prioritize, Prioritize, Priortize!
Find your path in life - delete the activites that don't bring you joy.
Set goals, make lists, reach out those all around you - family, friends, your church - even the world!

The cover states :  "It's harder than ever to emulate the Proverbs 31 woman in today's fast paced world.  Women are inundated with a variety of roles and responsibilities - from keeping the household running like a well oiled machine to making sure the family relationships thrive.

Lane Jordan provides the perfect blend of nuts and bolts advice and biblical wisdom to help you manage a fast paced life and keep your head!  This book is an invaluable resource for every 21st century Christian woman.

Each of the chapters (called 'steps') beautifully lays the foundation for setting up a positive method of organizing each part of your life.  From organizing your marriage to a messy room to where God can fulfill your life by organizing your spirituality.   These chapters are accompanied by personal reflections, words of wisdom to help you get where you need to be, and a section for personal application.

I recommend having a small journal and your favorite pen to accompany this book - you'll want to take lots of notes!  There is also a reflection comments and questions that allow you to take a good look at prioritizing areas in your own life - and after reading this, you just may surprise yourself!

Flawless read!

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.  

Reviewed by:  Kelly Santi

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Book Review: Pieces of Me, Life of a Recovering Dysfunctional

Pieces of Me, Life of a Recovering Dysfunctional by Diana Lynn is a rather quick read, swishing between the authors short-storied memoirs to an Our Daily Bread pamphlet style of writing.  It's a 33 chapter ebook, broken into two sections, appropriately called Life and Lessons.  Most chapters are brief and fresh and raw.  The author gives a lot of depth In her self-help manner of writing that ranges from the typical daily walk of life to the heart wrenching loss of her mom.  The love for her son Kenny is evident through-out and a constant reminder of the good in times going bad. 

This book, writing in a easy going, familiar style, is clearly written from the heart. I appreciated her honesty in that there was no great wisdom to take away from this book ... She "isn't even sure she knows the Word" and doesn't attend church.  She simply talks to God and feels His presence in her life. 
Sometimes that alone is simply enough. 

But she writes for you. She writes for me. She writes for all the reasons we need to hear a dose of reality in a world full of imperfections.  Your silver lining awaits you.  I know people who have sat their entire lives in church on Sundays and still do not know Christ. 

Being grateful in a lifetime of dysfunction isn't easy to do. Diana writes like the dear friend you've had for many years that invites you in for a cup of tea and you hope and pray for one more story.  She's real. She bears her heart and soul I order to remind you that through dysfunction, self help is plausible.  And so is redemption.

About The Author:

Author BIO:Diana Lynn is a Seattle-area business owner, speaker, wife, mother, and author of Pieces of Me – Life of a Recovering Dysfunctional.

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You can purchase Pieces of Me -- Life of a Recovering Dysfunctional on Amazon.

* CWA Disclaimer: In reading this book only one of Diana's many stories concerned me. As a new believer facing the loss of her Mom, Diana makes a decision to consult a psychic. Please be aware that this is not a decision CWA endorses or supports in anyway. I believe the Bible is very clear about psychics. Instead, I hope this story will be a cautionary tale to believers showing the importance of supporting the brokenhearted through their grief so they are not enticed by the strategies of the enemy.

I received this book for free in exchange for a fair review as part of the CWA 
Review Crew.

eBook reviewed by: Kelly Santi