First of all, you know you’ve found a worthy read when you want to tab all the lines. Secondly, the language in this book is wonderful. Research + scripture + simple talk as if you were having coffee with a mentor. LOVE this one, y’all. #notjustanotherselfhelpbook
The New You, Book Review
This book starts where it matters; on the inside. Most of us can’t up and change our circumstances anyway, and stepping into a new life, one you know will be healthier all the way around, doesn’t mean everything will be cake when you do. Some of the most important decisions we will ever make for our health, that is–the whole person, physically, mentally, and spiritually, will happen when not necessarily everything is “well” but when they aren’t.
This book starts of with where and how to start. It’s very practical through and through.
The New You is a welcome in the hands of hungry millennials and possible iGens. It’s like being able to sit down with someone wiser who is willing to walk with you as you flesh out the issues bogging you down, and take baby steps to a better inward life (which ultimately helps other areas).
Some of my favorite topics:
- Managing energy, not just time
Quotes from this section: “God created you with certain rhythms and tendencies that are unique to your makeup. Paying attention to those and learning to cooperate with them will help you have more energy every day.”
“We walk around half human, half zombie, in search of our next cup of coffee or a few minutes of rest. Living on low energy means we handle the situations in our lives with less grace than we’d like.”
“Sleep is not the reward for a day well spent; it is preparation for what God is calling you to tomorrow.” (I KNOW, RIGHT?!)
- Side-stepping stress
A story is shared here about a man getting locked in a freezer at work. I want to tell you what happens. I really want to–but I can’t. Y’all have to get this book, and maybe one for a friend. This story and what it revealed about stress (docs have proof) is powerful.
“The key to handling bad stress is to continually grow your threshold for dealing with it.”
- The mental stuff
“Let me be clear, though. Prayer is not ultimately about God being available to you. It is about you being available to God.”
The New You touches on everything not only the things I mentioned, but I think why I liked this one so much is what I’ve said before about books I tend to reopen…that the sticky statements are life-changing. When fancy phrases just sound fluffy and, well–fancy, it doesn’t really help in the moment.
With The New You, there are key takeaways and simple action steps to take. There are more resources in the back as well as the website, newyoubook.com. I encourage you to grab this. It would make a great self-care resource or addition to a church library. I found nothing in here that contradicts the Word. It all lines up and left me feeling positive about the power of scripture combined with faith & action on my part.
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Wild Hope now available in Kindle & Print. Today is the last day to snag the Kindle version for 99¢!
Six years have passed since these childhood friends last saw one another, but when rubber meets the road, loyalty fights hard. #inspirationalromance
Corrie Wyler’s a free-spirited twenty-six-year-old actress chasing her dreams and all the wrong relationships. When she gets a call to come help her aunt and ill uncle run their furniture shop in their small Colorado town, she knows it’s not only the right thing to do but may be the healthy choice. The temporary detour from Oregon looks hopeful-but Corrie’s nail-biting baggage follows.
Jude Flanigan works for Corrie’s aunt and uncle while trying to establish his own furniture business but overcoming heartbreak and death in his own family has left him with more than callused hands. Then Corrie shows up, their reunion less than sparkly. Previously bonded from summers spent together, Jude’s always thought of Corrie as a little sister. He wants to protect her and be the friend she needs, but it means risking his heart again.
Hope is running thin in Cool Creek County. Will the fate of this family’s business be too much for Corrie and Jude to handle, or will life’s storms blow them in the right direction?
Here are a couple reader reviews:
“Captivates the reader with her characters and their personal stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book of this series, Organic Love, but WILD HOPE takes the series to a new level of reader enjoyment. I liked the way Weyerbacher switches the story teller. Corrie’s view. Jude’s view. It’s as though the reader can really get into the character’s head. Great story. Clean reading. Addresses some real life issues – I highly recommend for readers 16 years and older with a handle on real life and true life. Good job.” – Amazon review
“I enjoyed the first book in this series so I was eager to read the second. And it far exceeded my expectations! If you are looking for a clean, inspirational romance to relax with, I highly recommend this one. I immediately felt at home with the main characters. I wanted to protect the heroine and rooted for the rugged male lead to open himself up to her. This is the book equivalent of a fuzzy blanket and a warm cup of tea. I can’t wait for the next one!” – Amazon review
~A special thank you to my book team. Words are not enough, but I wish I could visit and hug your neck!~
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