Friday, February 25, 2011

"The Life Ready Woman" Blog Tour! (And a contest! And a giveaway!)

This post is a Blog Tour stop for “The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World” by Shaunti Feldhahn & Robert Lewis. It was sent to me through Litfuse Publicity Group by BH Publishing Group. (I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. See the information below for the description from the publisher.)
My Review
I have to say right off the bat that I enjoyed this book. It was easy to read and follow, and the information in it is so good for women today. I really liked how the authors described the different seasons of a woman’s life and how best to live life to the fullest and bring glory to God during each one. Since I am in the ‘Married with Preschoolers’ phase of life, I was very encouraged by what was said in that section.
One critique I have of this book is that there is a lot of ‘Naming-of-things’ in it. What I mean by that is that everything has a label:  ‘Life-Ready Woman,’ ‘Core Callings,’ ‘Faith Steps.’ It does help to make the book cohesive, but I did think some of the labels were a little cheesy! Another thing is that I think too much emphasis in the beginning was put on the statistics of women in the modern world, in education and in the workplace. It seemed as if, in quoting those statistics (about women being so involved in higher education, for example), the authors were saying this has contributed to the 'downfall' of the modern woman. Please do not discourage women from pursuing higher education and success in the workplace and other areas of their lives!
In that light, this book may seem limiting to women rather than empowering. This becomes the case any time the subject of Biblical womanhood is brought up. If you read this book, please keep an open mind! Apart from the opening statistics sections, I thought  the authors did a great job of pointing out that being a ‘Life Ready’ woman does not mean that women must stay at home and raise the kids and do all of the household chores. It does mean learning how God created women and how that fits in with the modern life and with Biblical priorities. I feel “The Life-Ready Woman” is a great way to learn more about how women can live a full and wonderful life that is pleasing to God and focused on what really matters.
I will give “The Life Ready Woman”… 4 BookWorms!

The Giveaway

The publisher of this book gave an extra copy to me to give away on my blog! Woo-hoo!

So, if you would like to have this book, please leave a comment on any of my posts between now and March 6th or become a follower of my blog, Facebook page, or Twitter. I will announce the winner on Monday, March 7th. (As usual, if you are already a follower through any of those ways, you will get an automatic entry). Please leave comments so that I will have a huge list of entries to choose from!!!

From the Publisher
About The Life Ready Woman:

Are you a ‘Doing it all’ or ‘Do what matters’ woman?

Whether a stay at home or working mom, an airplane-hopping executive, an empty-nester caring for multiple generations, or a single juggling high demands of career and personal life, today's fast-paced modern world leaves women gasping for balance. We as modern Christian women want to look to the Bible for guidance on how to manage our lives -- but because the world of women looks so different today than it did when the Bible was written, it is hard to find chapter and verse that seems to apply to our situation today.

Thankfully, God has given us exactly that timeless, unchanging guidance for how to find peace, clarity, and God's best for our lives once we know where to look! The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World, reveals a profound biblical roadmap for how each of us can find the abundant life we are longing for, rather than the stressful, torn, how-do-I-balance-it-all life we often feel like we are trying to keep up with today. Actually being a LifeReady Woman means that you are clear about your life, bold in your faith, and able to find God’s best for you, and the end result will be that you not only survive but thrive in our do-it-all world.

God has given every wonderfully unique woman different skills and abilities, different desires, and different temperaments -- and every woman around the planet and through the ages is certainly living in different circumstances. But no matter what a woman’s life looks like, the Bible says that God has an individual mission and plan that He’s carefully designed for each of us. And He wants us to find it. Starting January 2011, The Life Ready Woman and the Life Ready Woman Video Series will help every wonderfully unique woman to thrive as she identifies and courageously pursues God's unique design and callings for her. LifeReady Woman puts you on a roadmap to make decisions that will lead to relief, delight, and fulfillment instead of regret.

You can purchase this book here.

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About Shaunti Feldhahn:

Shaunti Feldhahn is a former Wall Street analyst, best-selling author of the book For Women Only, national speaker, and regular commentator in the media. She has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, TNT and Fox News- to name a few. You can learn more about her many activities by visiting her website or get some great mom advice from her at She and her husband live with their two young children in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoy every minute of living at warp speed.

About MomLife Today:

At MomLife Today you will enjoy community with real moms experiencing every age and every stage of MomLife—right alongside you.

Moms need friends we can walk through life with, but more importantly we need friends who will encourage us and equip us in our role as moms in an honest and transparent way … and that’s just what you’ll find by becoming part of our MomLife Today community! We believe that every MOMent counts!

We admit it, being a mom 24/7 is not easy. Rather than lament the role of motherhood, however, we choose to embrace that role and learn from each other how to make it through each day with the right attitude. Come share the joys, sorrows, insanity, and special moments of motherhood with us as we live it and candidly write about it…we’ll have lots of fun along the way! Join us, and do tell… What’s happening in your MomLife Today?

In celebration of Shaunti Feldhahn’s Life Ready Woman, MomLife Today is giving away 2 Weekend To Remember
Gift Packs and much more!

Not only, is MomLife Today helping promote Life
Ready Woman
, but they are thrilled to announce that Shaunti will be joining MomLife Today as a regular contributor!!!

Weekend To Remember Get-
offer marriage-changing
principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives to strengthen your
marriage. Whether you are newly engaged or have been married for 50 years, you will
find value in the tools provided at the getaway.


Don’t miss this opportunity to receive a conference registration for you and your spouse
… and more! MomLife Today will be randomly selecting NINE lucky recipients to
receive one of these great gifts:
  1. 2 Weekend To Remember Get Away conference registrations for two. $259 value

    each pair (Two couples will receive this.)
  2. 2 Life Ready Woman DVD packs. $149 value each (Two different
    people will receive this gift.)
  3. 5 The Life Ready Woman books. (Book will go to 5 people.)
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***I know that was a lot of content for this post, but I hope you kept up with me and will enter the giveaway and the contest!***

Stay tuned for another Book Club review next week!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an interesting read, and balance with a toddler is now something that I need to reevaluate in my life :) And I visited the MomLife Today website, good resource.