Non-fiction books of any category can be extremely helpful, enlightening and in some cases life-changing. The category of non-fiction books I want to discuss today is mostly self-help, but these questions can be used to get the most out of your reading experience, in […]
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- How does this content/subject matter apply to my life in a concrete manner? In order to get the most out of the read content, I find it most important to make it relatable to your own life. Even the most obscure nonfiction books have within them lessons, that can be applied in daily life, even if it is a thought of what not to do.
- How can I turn what I have learned from this book into actionable steps to further myself on my journey toward my goals? Implying what you have learned is, in my opinion, the most important reason to read non-fiction books in the first place. Without taking action steps, the knowledge is useless. Therefore, if you want to limit yourself to one questions, out of these 5, this would be the most important one.
- How does this information translate itself into my career? Even if the subject does not apply in a direct way to your career, it might do so in an indirect way. Try to find a way to discover what you could use this learned knowledge for to further yourself in your career path.
- Who can I share this information/book/knowledge/lesson with? Sharing what you learned enforces your own lessons. Keeping this truth in mind, don’t keep what you learned to yourself. Just make sure that the person whom you are trying to teach is a willing student.
- What can I read next to build upon that knowledge I learned from this book? If you enjoyed or found value in the lessons within the book you just read, find a way to deepen and expand that knowledge by finding more books on the subject, or utilizing the internet to search for more. One book can become a springboard to deepening your expertise in a subject matter, in a surprising way, if you utilize that option.
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Book Details: Title: Discover Your Master Chakra Author: Stephanie Larson Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Publication Date: February, 8th, 2017 Genre: Health, Mind and Body, Non-Fiction My Review: I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review. I am somewhat familiar […]
Author: Jennifer Rothchild
Publisher: Harvest House Publications
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Genre: Christian, Teens and Young Adult
I have received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review
I picked up this Me, Myself, And Lies For Young Women in my attempt to read more diverse books that are outside of my faith, and in some cases also outside of my comfort zone. But what I found instead was a universally gentle book on teaching young teens and women their personal value, no matter what faith.
Sure, there was a mentioning of the Bible, and references to the Scriptures, which is what I expected with a title from that genre, but it wasn’t pushy and in your face, as some other books with religious undertones I have read in the past.
The Author of Me, Myself And Lies For Young Women – Jennifer Rothchild, had a very firm grasp about how and what her target audience thinks, what they do, and which kind of world they live in – and that was refreshing. After just having finished a book that did not take the time to clearly identify with whom it was meant to serve, it was great to read a book from an Author who did understand the importance of that concept
I love the metaphors that were used throughout the book to describe the message, centering around “cleaning out and filling your closet” with positive values and thoughts.Book Review: Me, Myself And Lies For Young Women by Jennifer Rothchild Click To Tweet
The exercises presented in the book – which would make good journal prompts for young women – were contemporary and not preachy, but uplifting and well-formed.
My favorite part was when she talked about labels, and stated that giving yourself positive and true labels are like wearing “designer labels”.
Quote: These are your designer labels, and they’re the look that really works for you. Go ahead and try them on. Then look in the mirror and see how great they look on you!”
I really enjoyed reading this book, as it was uplifting, gentle, and stayed true in message and voice, fitting perfectly for the intended target audience, with a message that transcends faith – the importance of self-confidence, self-value, and self-esteem.
5 out of 5 Stars
Do the words you use when you talk to yourself ever sound like this?
I’m not pretty enough…
If only I was popular…
I’ll never be good enough…
Whether you say it out loud or in your head, words like these will tear you down as a teen girl and make you feel like you don’t matter.
The truth is, you do matter! And you can learn how to tell yourself the truth with powerful soul talk—telling yourself the words that God Himself would say to you.
With authenticity and wit, Jennifer Rothschild will help you
- live with confidence
- know what God’s Word says about you
- feel comfortable in your own skin
As you replace lies with God’s truth, you’ll be free to live the beautiful life God has planned for you.
About the Author:
Jennifer Rothschild is a recovering perfectionist who has learned to live beyond limits ever since her life drastically changed at the age of fifteen, when she lost her sight. Now, more than 30 years later, she boldly and compassionately teaches women how to find contentment, walk with endurance, and celebrate the ordinary.
She’s the author of ten books, including the best-selling Lessons I Learned in the Dark, Self Talk, Soul Talk, the popular Me, Myself and Lies Bible study, and her soon to be released, God Is Just Not Fair.
As a speaker, author and accomplished singer-songwriter she travels internationally, offering fresh, sensible, Biblical advice to audiences who, like her, are determined to pursue healthy and fulfilling lives in spite of their circumstances. She has shared her practical and inspiring messages to arena-sized audiences across the country, and media outlets including Dr. Phil, Good Morning America, Life Today, The Learning Channel and The Billy Graham Television Special.
Jennifer is an avid listener of audio books, a C.S. Lewis junkie, and has a weakness for dark chocolate and robust coffee. She and her Dr. Phil live in Springfield, Missouri, and have two sons Connor and Clayton and a lovely daughter-in-law, Caroline. When she is not traveling, Jennifer enjoys nature walks, and riding a bicycle built for two.
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