Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Review - Real Women Leading With Proverbs 31 Values

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Today's marketplace is not always a "values-friendly" environment. Business leaders Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder show you that you can live and thrive in a "valueless" workplace when you live by biblical values and principles.

Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values is a must-have leadership resource for today's Christian woman. Written by women in the marketplace, Real Women cultivates biblical truth, credible relationship development, and practical application into everyday life through ten foundational principles. Once women embrace these ten principles, they will soon discover the multiple attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman in today's marketplace and learn practical ways to implement the wisdom from that timeless Scripture passage.
Women will be encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents in the marketplace as they live out the principles that invite others to embrace the equality-inspiring values they live by. Knowing that we are not the end users of the gospel message, the Proverbs 31 leader will find the initiative to inspire the upcoming generation to view womanhood as a gift and continue the learning process that will impact generations to come.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


Lisa Troyer Sometimes referred to by friends as the "singing executive," wife, mom, radio personality, recording artist, speaker, and author. Her Circle of Friends women's outreach, formed over a decade ago, is growing in all directions. Lisa uses her gift of encouragement, her influence, and her resources to open doors for women to discover their significance and belonging. She and her family currently live in Ohio. 

Learn more about Lisa at: http://www.lisatroyer.com

Dawn Yoder is passionate about developing people to discover their strengths and reach their leadership potential. As CEO of a 500-plus employee company, she seeks to bring values and principle-based thinking into all aspects of society through a round table environment. Dawn is a member of the John Maxwell coaching team, an international trainer, a speaker with the Circle of Friends ministry, a contributing writer, a songwriter, and a frequent worship leader. She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for more than 20 years and have four children.


Learn more about Dawn at: http://dawnyoder.com

MY REVIEW:
I was so excited to read this book because I'm always wanting to be a better leader as I lead Bible studies or mentor women and this book just appealed to me because I felt it would help me in these areas. I was not disappointed!

The greatest thing that I came away from with this book is that the Lord gives us each a unique gift. Yes, we can do many things well usually, but there are certain gift(s) that we really excel at. I think so many of us look at the Proverbs 31 woman and we think God expects us to be some kind of super-woman! I used to be one of those women until I understood that the Lord was telling us to do our very best at what we are best at. This book basically confirms this mind-set and sets us free to really do what God calls us to do and to do our best for Him as we do it.

The authors go over 10 values of women leaders and then what I love (and you know this if you've been reading my reviews for awhile), are the in-depth questions and the area to write your own thoughts after the chapter on the values. I really like this because it helps me to clarify and figure out how to apply to my life what I just read in the chapter.

As a Bible study leader, I was so encouraged and helped by this book. Really, it's a "must read" for any woman in leadership, however, even if you're not in leadership in your church or out in the workplace, you are the leader of your own home and you will find that this book will help you in this role. 

I really enjoyed this book, I felt it really helped me and I came away with a better understanding of myself as well as other people. This is a definite 5 out of 5 star book and I highly recommend it!

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by LitFuse Publicity Group


Blessings - Julie

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