Friday, March 20, 2015

Book Review - Make It Happen by Lara Casey


"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them!"

In the constant chase for perfection women find themselves worried, anxious, and completely overwhelmed. Working women want to take their careers to the next level, but are struggling to "do it all." Stay-at-home moms look for relief from burning the candle at both ends. Aspiring entrepreneurs and artists seek the courage to jump into a new venture. Make It Happen is the tool these women need to finally let go of the chase for perfection and take the leap of faith towards God's perfect plan.
Author Lara Casey was once a burned-out workaholic buried by debt, depression, and a failing marriage. Now thriving as a wife and mother, and running a booming business that fills her with joy, Lara is on a mission to share her experience and help readers find the spark that lives inside them. "I believe in the impossible. I'm living it," Lara says. "Life is too short to wait to take the leap!"
Written for women who want to do it all and live a life of meaning, Make It Happen rescues them from being overwhelmed by endless to-do lists, paralyzing fears, and other obstacles that stand in the way of cultivating the rich life God desires for them.

With seasoned advice, wisdom, and encouragement, Lara helps them pinpoint what isn't working and how to get there from here so they too can make it happen!


Lara Casey is a believer in the impossible, helping women to live on purpose through the many hats she wears in her parent company, Lara Casey Media. She is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings® magazine and the founder of the Making Things Happen movement. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Ari, and their bubbly daughter, Grace. For more information, visit


We hear it a lot - "We are made for a purpose". Do we believe it? Let me tell you, Lara Casey will absolutely make you believe it! This book is so inspiring - so exactly what I needed!

The greatest thing that holds many of us back (including me) is fear and Lara gives us the tools to help us to identify that fear and then move past it. She also helps us to make that leap of faith and go after what we've been dreaming of doing for so long.

The greatest thing about this book that I loved (and is lacking in so many books like this) is that Lara is so transparent! She shares from her heart and doesn't portray herself as someone above us that we must esteem to be like. She encourages us to look to the Lord for our confidence and the help to go forward.

Another great thing about this book is that she gives us questions - encourages us to participate as we read - that we can answer and really understand ourselves better. I started a notebook that I wrote down the questions in and then wrote the answers in. The notebook gave me lots of room to expand on my answers. The fact is, I am going to re-read this book and go over the questions even more carefully because it was just that good!!

I can't say enough good things about this book! It's so inspiring and has given me a new direction and a new thinking regarding my dreams and goals. I love that it's God-centered and practical. Just a great book all the way around and I highly recommend it!! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by BookLook Bloggers

Blessings - Julie

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