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Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life
Revell, June 2008
ISBN: 978-0800730727, 352 pages
In "Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be," author Donna Partow shows women how to reenergize their lives in 90 days. She covers everything from faith and family to fitness and fashion (with lots more) in this comprehensive plan for greater vitality in life and intimacy with God. This in-depth study of Proverbs 31:10-31 will make women feel in control and on top of things as they study and even memorize that famous passage about the ideal woman of God. This positive, life-affirming book includes a leader's guide, making it perfect for small group use.
Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be is a big book with big potential. It would be perfect for the woman who feels “stuck” when it comes to the major areas of her life. When I first heard about Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be I wondered just how Donna Partow could possibly fit so many different topics into one book. She covers faith, family, fitness, personal appearance, fashion, finances, household management, ministry, business, and self-management—all in one 350 page book! And yet, she actually does a great job of touching on all the important aspects of women’s lives.
Her secret is to not delve too deep on any one subject—but only to offer a “jumpstart” to get the reader moving in the right direction. Although most of what she presents in based on Scriptural principles—some of the information is simply common sense and/or her personal opinion. And while I didn’t necessarily agree with every idea or suggestion, overall Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be is full of useful, no nonsense, godly instruction. For instance Partow writes, “The Proverbs 31 woman was noble and dignified. But there is nothing noble or dignified about a complaining woman. Capable women don’t complain. They take actions to change the situation or have enough faith to accept the things they cannot change. The best gift you can give yourself and those around you is an optimistic, can-do attitude.”
Donna Partow is a plain-talking, non-pussyfooting, mentor-mother, and readers will find Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be a treasure-trove of helpful information, Scriptural application, personal stories, and loving instruction.
Book review by Paula Friedrichsen. Paula is a writer and speaker who lives in Central California with her family. Visit her Web site at www.PFMinistries.com.
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