I N S P I R E
Remember when you listened to a song, read an amazing quote or heard about someones personal triumph in a challenging situation and you just feel inspired. Our book review this week are books that have inspired us! We would like to share what has inspired us on our journey through life and we can't wait to hear what books have inspired you?
I have read The Peacegiver more than almost any other book. It teaches very profound and personal lessons about relationships, love, peace, and forgiveness. One of my children is named Abigail because of this book. Read it and find out why :).
Motherhood is often overlooked or seen as unessential, but I am a Mother illustrates through words how crucial motherhood truly is. Jane Clayson Johnson teaches all mothers, both those who "work" and those who "stay at home", the importance of their role. It is a powerful and validating book for all women.
Jan: My favorite inspirational book would be Life’s Makeover by Cheryl Richardson. It is 52 practical and inspiring ways to improve your life one week at a time.” Several months before my mom passed away I was living in her home taking care of her when I found this book on her shelf. The emotional and physical stress was immense at this time. I remember at the time feeling like I was missing the joy in my life. I had a 4 year old and a 1 year old and a very busy husband who was gone a lot with work and church callings. I could feel myself reaching a breaking point. I started reading this book and beginning the weekly goals and challenges. I didn’t make it more than a few weeks when my mom was put in the hospital and my life turned upside down. She came home with more health problems as well as no desire to keep living. I put the book away for awhile and then didn’t pick it up again until several months after my mom had died. This book helped me learn so much about taking care of myself, getting rid of clutter in my life, getting rid of the negative thoughts in my head and to truly change my life. The back of the book states this, “Be prepared for your life to unfold in wonderful ways. As you clean up the clutter, reconnect with your inner wisdom, strengthen your character, and take on the challenges of high-quality living, you’ll find that the lost parts of yourself start to come together to form a pretty amazing life!” This is a great book to read with a friends or book club. Cheryl Richardson suggest to find friends to support you in your life makeover. Following the action challenges each were amazing to me how you can change your life and live a life of joy and happiness. It is so helpful for me to go back and read the journal that I wrote with this book and to also to take the action challenges and keep improving.