Are you a doing it all or doing what matters most kind of girl?
For me I often find myself overwhelmed by the burden of trying to get it all done. And to think that I don’t even have near the responsibilities of those of other woman, who are balancing motherhood, marriage and ministry. In The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World authors Shanti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis asks us women to examine our lives in light of God’s design.
The freedom to excel can also lead us to take on burdens we were never meant to carry, to find ourselves stressed and torn, and to experience an outlook that that is all too often marked by worry or guilt instead of the absolute peace of knowing we are in the exact center of God’s will every day.
The book is divided into two parts. Part 1: God’s Plan and Purposes for All of Us and Part 2: Getting to God’s Best for You. Authors point out that all humankind has been issued a call by God to leave and cleave, be fruitful and multiply and subdue and rule. In addition to our universal call, the book states that women share feminine callings to:
- influence our setting
- nurture life
- bring special wisdom and perspective
As affirming as learning about and embracing these feminine calls may be, women are warned that these callings can leave us vulnerable to sinful tendencies such as manipulation, being controlling, and resisting set limits.
Part two focuses on living in view of our callings and how to be better stewards of our personal gifts by reliance on God.
It’s so easy to default to walking the path that we already know rather than the one God is leading us to.
What I like about the book:
It addresses the many faucets of womanhood from married women to the older single woman, who each faces a very different set of circumstances. The authors did not sugarcoat the fact that to really live according to God’s design requires self-sacrifice and obedience, which is not always popular or easy.
About the author: 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.
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DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes as a part of the Litfuse blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review.