The Finishing School By: Valerie Woerner

THE FINISHING SCHOOL BY VALERIE WOERNER

Tired of waiting for change to happen in your life—or maybe you feel stuck, even though you want to live more intentionally? You’re not the only one! Don’t miss Valerie Woerner’s new book, The Finishing School. After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, Valerie decided it was time to put her knowledge to good use and start actually living it out. You will hear about her journey through victories and plenty of failures and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness.

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The Finishing School

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The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned(Nyree Press, August 2015)

Are you tired of waiting for change to happen in your life? Do you feel stuck, even though you want to live more intentionally?

In today’s world, our most precious pursuit of a life well lived gets squeezed out by the silliest of things: binging on Netflix or ice cream, shopping trips for things we don’t need, bad habits we can’t seem to get a handle on, and so much more. Valerie has been there despite knowing what she wanted for her life. Actually do it? That’s the challenge.

After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, she decided it was time to put her knowledge to good use and start actually living it out. You will hear about her journey through victories and plenty of failures and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness. You will find homework at the end of each chapter that includes a worksheet to put real change in motion for your own life as well as recommended books to further study those topics that really test you.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

Valerie Woerner

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Valerie Woerner is owner of Val Marie Paper. She and her husband, Tyler, live in Louisiana with their daughter, Vivi Mae. The Finishing School is her first book.

Find out more about Valerie at http://www.valmariepaper.com.

{My Review}

The Finishing School: How one book nerd began living what she learned, as a self-proclaimed book nerd, I was sold at the title of this book, so many times I’ve read books with the belief that reading this will help me, will challenge me, will change me, and after I’ve read each book, although I’ve learned some valuable things and understand how to get there, implementing them has not always been easy. So many times we feel stuck in a rut, not sure where we are going and search for help and guidance, if your like me that comes in the form of a book and The Finishing School is the perfect place to start. Not only does Woerner help to show how to identify areas of your life that may need work, and the areas that should be scheduled and put to routine she gives sound advice and recommends books that will aid in that area. At the end of each chapter she provides a list of tasks and resources that are attainable to help you make the changes you need and desire.

Each chapter is a guide to help you with a part of your life from prayer, Bible study, distractions, joy, balance, influence, and peace with many more, there is a chapter for everyone, although some you may be good on others will speak to you and help you continue to find the you that God created you to be.

I’ve absolutely enjoyed this book, I read through it pretty quick and plan to slow down and really go through the book. I think that The Finishing School is a great tool and guide to help you start doing the things you’ve always wanted to. I highly recommend this book (as well as many of the books that Woerner recommends throughout each chapter). This is great for everyone who wants to start putting their goals into actions.

I received this book complimentary through the Litfuse Publicity Program in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

Glory Days By: Max Lucado Review and special pre-order offer!

Now through August 31, 2015, pre-order Glory Days and receive free gifts!

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Pre-order one copy of Glory Days (any format), and receive a free digital download of the abridged audio version of In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado.

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Pre-order one copy of Glory Days (any format) AND one copy ofGod is With You Every Day (Max’s brand-new, 365-day devotional—any format), and receive both the abridged audio version of In the Grip of Grace and a paperback copy of Traveling Light by Max Lucado (U.S. addresses only).

After you’ve preordered, please claim your free gift by submitting your email and proof of purchase at GloryDaysBook.com.

Pre-order today and get your free gift by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the offer ends on August 31, 2015.

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My Review:

The Hebrews wandered in the wilderness for years, wandering, searching for the promised land, when they could have been living in their glory days the entire time. In Lucado’s latest book “Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now,” he focuses on the book of Joshua and the time the Hebrews spent in the wilderness. While the Hebrews had escaped Egypt and Pharohs rule they were still full of fear and stuck in a season of wandering. Rather than focusing on the Promised Land and all that had been provided, they forgot God’s provision and His promise.

During the time of Joshua, the Hebews were in their glory days, and Lucado goes on to ask if you are living your glory days or are you stuck wandering in the wilderness? God has intended each of us to be living in our glory days, Lucado shows us through scripture and the story of Joshua how God wanted us to live in our inheritance, to live beyond our pasts and our hurts, beyond our stumbles and our pains.

The life God has planned for each of us is within our grasp, Lucado has always had a way with words, and a way of teaching and inspiring us to embrace and live the life that is awaiting us. Using scripture and practical life skills, Glory Days will show you that it is possible to get out of the wilderness and embrace the life that God has promised us.

I received this book complimentary through Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

-Elle

Road Trip to Redemption By: Brad Mathias

Road Trip to Redemption By: Brad Mathias

After making a few mistakes Brad Mathias was determined to get everything right with his family, to gain control and to make everything work. Little did he know that as he was fighting for control and to get his children through their teen years everything was about to spin out of control. Having a teenage daughter that becomes moody and withdrawn, that begins coping an attitude with everyone seems to come with the ‘territory’ of being a teenager, but for Brad’s daughter this was far from the truth.

As his family spins out of control and Brad and his wife search for a way to make their family stronger, they decide that the best thing would be for the family to go on a road trip across the country. To have a time where they can reconnect with each other, and to find a greater trust in God.

Through this story Brad shares what he has learned from his experiences as his family is shaken with the news of a secret their daughter has been carrying around. Brad is honest about the everyday struggles that his family faced and teaches a valuable lesson about really paying attention to what is happening with each member of the family.

Brad Mathias has opened his heart and shares the story his family went through that includes some of the biggest fears that parents have today. This is a great book that gives you one persons story of how his family came back together and the trip that brought them to a new understanding and trust in God.

I received this book complimentary from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

-Elle

Miracle for Jen: A Tragic Accident, a Mother’s Desperate Prayer, and Heaven’s Extraordinary Answer

Miracle for Jen A True Story by Linda Barrick

The Barrick family was your average family, and Jen was your average teenager who spent her time cheer leading, with friends and focusing on her relationship with God. After one night a tragic accident left the family injured and torn apart trying to find their way back together. Jen was left in coma, unresponsive and unsure of the possibility of her recovering. As the community pulls together in prayer miracles continue to happen for the Barrick family, while Jen struggles to hold basic conversations she has the ability to speak clearly and praise God.

Linda Barrick shares the struggles and triumphs that her family went through because of a tragic accident and how her family and community across the nation pulled together to do what God has called this family to do. This book will give you a glimpse of how what no one ever expected or how many would have blamed God challenged a family to praise Him even more.  This book is full of miracle after miracle as Jen recovers and discovers a calling and answer to prayer she could have never imagined.

I was provided this book complimentary from Tyndale Publishing in exchange for an honest book review. All opinions are my own.

-Elle