Friday, March 23, 2012

you're aleady amazing


 i just finished  reviewing a book for Revell, a division of Baker Publishing group named
by Holly Gerth
&
i loved it!

holly is a life coach, a writer, the cofounder of (in)courage
& i could tell from the first page,
a woman with a heart to connect with women
& to you, her reader.


holly will take you on an easy to follow & very personal
and introspective guide to learning and understanding
how god uniquely created you
& then
how to best channel how he wired you
into living an intentional, purposeful life.
living a life that is unique because of who you are,
how you relate and respond to others, 
how you're motivated,
how you best do what you do,
and
how you most effectively love
& serve others.


i think as women
it's so easy for us to beat ourselves up emotionally because we never feel
we arrive at our "best"
we watch others, we read blogs & magazines,
we sign up to be committee chairs & team moms
we never say no when someone calls to ask us to volunteer
we pluck & tweeze & run on the treadmill
& eat things like flax seed and kale
all in an effort to be our "best me".
we strive to be great
& be great at so many things.
at the end of the day, 
many of us fall into bed 
exhausted & feeling that we didn't quite measure up
or that our to-do list
albeit full of good things
actually hindered us
from doing the best things
& the best things that are unique to us.
we feel that our time was misspent or not fully invested 
in the best of places.
"forcing yourself to live in a way that doesn't make sense for who you are 
will just lead to frustration & wasted energy."

sigh.

in You're Already Amazing,
holly shares wayne cordeiro's insight.
"85% of what we do, anyone can do.
10% could be done by someone else if we trained them.
5% is what only we can do.
making choices about that 5% became a life-changing revelation."
he then goes on to say,
brace yourself,
"your choice of what is most important will shape your soul.
we won't be accountable for how much we have done,
but for how much we have done of what He asked us to do".
can i get an amen?

holly will help guide you as you determine
what does the "best you" really look like
& how you can be her. 
how you are actually already her.
you'll look at your own strengths & skills
you'll evaluate how you best connect with others.
then once you put all those pieces together,
she'll help guide you as you determine
or capture
what God wants you to do with your life.
doesn't that sound freeing?!

holly, as she so sweetly does throughout the book
will remind you of truth...
"you are loved. you matter. 
you have so much to give to the world 
& the hearts in it"
"you're amazing because you're God's creation
& he lives in you. you're valuable because you belong to him.
you're worth investing in because he paid the ultimate price
for you"

i don't want to steal anymore thunder,
but i highly encourage you to read You're Already Amazing..
because you are!

you can order your book  at 25% off, here
or via amazon linked below.
 

angie & jessica are starting 
You're Already Amazing 
book club on monday.
check it out here!









5 comments:

Julie H. Schaal said...

This sounds so, so good. Hopped on over to Amazon and ordered one! Thanks for sharing :)

Michele said...

You're a faster reader than I am. I'm only on chapter 4 but I agree with your review - I love the book too!! xo

Just My Cup of Joe said...

Bought myself a book and one for my sister. We are going to do the book club together. Your review of the book was so good - can't wait to get started.

Michele said...

Thank you for the heads up, Paige. So many great reads, so little time!

xoxo michele

susan said...

This one looks like one I need to read! Thanks for the review, Paige.