I have several reviews to do from books I've read over the past couple of months, but this one couldn't wait. For women this is a must read (and honestly, I think most men could benefit from it too) :
This isn't a book about quick fixes.
This isn't even a book just about food.
This is a book about overcoming strongholds and addictions. That is why I said, no matter who you are, this book has something for you. Can you think of anything in your life that you continue to fall back into for whatever reason? Unhealthy eating, smoking, lying, gossiping, judging, bitterness... do I need to continue? We all have our junk. Every. Single. One. Of. Us.
It is the most profound book I have ever read on how to really love ourselves and see ourselves as we should, as God (although she would say "god") sees us.
I would love to write and write about what the book taught me and how much it has changed my mindset in the past few weeks. But I'm not going to. I don't want my interpretation of it and what I got out of it to in any way color what message you are supposed to hear from it.
All I can say is get it. Get it very soon.
Like go to Amazon right now and just make the purchase.
If you don't do it now, when will you? Let's be honest.
But it won't until you do something about it.
No quick fixes this time. They don't work.
I feel like this book is all about reclaiming back your life for the purpose it was intended (to bring glory to God). A couple of weeks ago my counselor was encouraging me to find a scripture that would allow me to claim my life and choose Him (and me) in each moment. She recommended this verse:
If you find your self just getting through the day or that passion you once held both for life and yourself is wading I encourage you to claim this-- "Lord, today I will choose life. I will choose MY life!"
Disclaimer: This book is not a Christian book. If you are a Christian who is easily offended by spiritual concepts outside of Christianity or it it any way makes you struggle with your faith, I would hesitate in choosing to read this book. She refers to "god" often, but it is not the same God I believe in. You have to change it up as you read. Also, she does use curse words scattered throughout the book. However, I really think this book has some powerful things in it to help with strongholds. This is not a book I'd read with your teenage daughter, but if you have daughters I would say you really need to pick it up quick! If you have any questions feel free to contact me.