Wednesday, January 07, 2015
Own Your Life Give Away!!!!
But this time both my review copy and the give-away copy didn't arrive until yesterday afternoon, after I had posted already. Is it just me or was the mail very slow this Holiday season?
I had read the first two chapters of Own Your Life on a PDF file Sally had provided and I thought it quite good. But last night as I perused the rest of the book, I realized this just may be her best book... ever. I think it was her daughter who wrote at one time that this book would be her mother's magnum opus.
For this book is one that will be helpful to all women of every age. It is about how life is not always what we expected it to be. She shares how God has taught her to live life intentionally, to control the chaos, to live beautifully in a world where darkness seems to prevail (can you see why we are friends?).
Sally was a favorite writer before we became friends. I recall often the day I listened to one of her tapes while at a playground with my very ADHD son and practically cried as she softly spoke of her own homeschool challenges with her very ADHD son. I remember that day for it was her voice that kept me homeschooling in spite of the challenges of being an older mom with an overly active son.
She and I have chatted this past year over e-mails (for she lives in Colorado and I'm in the Midwest) about turning sixty, about reaching an age when you begin to see the rewards of the hard years of child rearing as well as the joy of recognizing seeds planted in their childhood blossom as they are adults... not perfectly, of course... but good.
I admit a bias, as a friend and as a writer with Sally and Clay's Mom Heart Ministry (which is on a temporary hiatus, waiting for the new website to be developed). But stepping aside and putting on my book reviewer hat... reading this book is like chatting with a woman who has walked the same path you are going through (or one very similar) and shares wisdom God has given along the way.
It is a book to curl up with on a cold day with a hot beverage (our schools are closed it is so cold here!). Trust me, you will most probably love this latest book from Sally that is for all women, no matter what their age.
Once again, for further information at Amazon, just mosey on over... here.*
And leave a comment below to win a free copy of Own Your Life! I will draw a winner on Friday morning and this is open to everyone... except my daughter. She is family.
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Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 8:34 AM