Friday, September 9, 2011

A Woman's Secret for Confident Living

Author: Karol Ladd
Publisher: Harvest House
August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7369-2965-3
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/women’s issues

Who are you really… beneath the surface?

Let’s be honest. Do you have confidence in your own abilities? How do you define ourselves? With money, a nice home, beautiful things, or your looks? Do you struggle with insecurity and self-confidence?

According to the author, women today judge themselves by what they see on TV. They never feel they are “enough” because they fail to recognize their identity is found in a deeper source. Karol Ladd will show you, in the pages of this book that when you understand your purpose and “walk with God-confidence” you will become what God intended you to be.

In the pages of A WOMAN’S SECRET FOR CONFIDENT LIVING, Ms. Ladd shows us how to:

1. Transform your thinking through powerful prayers
2. Cultivate potential by exploring the dreams God gives you
3. Step forward with a strong sense of identity in Christ
4. Deepen relationships and communications with others and with God
5. Shine with joy and assurance of what you bring to the world

Written as a book to study with a group of women, each chapter is short, and easy to read, where Ms. Ladd or someone else shares a story or two, then the lesson is taught with Scripture, and then a “application” so you can apply what you read and learned to your own life. Plus discussion questions are included (at the end of the book.)

English is my “thing” so I was really interested in the word studies there she dug into the root of different words to really show us what is meant by certain things. I found that quite fascinating. Ms. Ladd gives hints in the preface about how to find a group, and showed us how she formed her first group to study with, so even if your church doesn’t have small groups, you can still form a group of co-workers, neighbors, close friends, or whatever, and study it together.

If you are looking to become more confident as who God made you to be (and who isn’t) then A WOMAN’S SECRET FOR CONFIDENT LIVING will be a book you should pick up. I read this through quickly for review, but this is a book designed to take slowly, with other women, so you can get the fullest benefit from it. There is also a DVD set that goes with it. There are plenty of lined pages at the back of the book for taking your own notes. $12.99. 220 pages.

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