I first heard of Zig Ziglar when I lived the Dallas, Texas area several years ago. I remember hearing about his motivational speeches, and then I was delighted to hear that he was a Christian. I have never attended one of his conferences, and I knew nothing about his family. I was pleased to find a book written by his youngest. Simple but strong, her book finally gave me some insight into her famous father and the way God has worked in her and her family over the years.
This book was a delight to read from the beginning. Jule has a very conversational style of writing, and her words and stories are simple but effective. I found myself laughing, crying, and being deeply touched by what she wrote. Her words gave me so much hope, and she did not shy away from her Chrstian belief system in any of the chapters. She also did not give juicy dteails about anyone or their stories except her own. She treated every person in the book with the kind of respect that many people do not give or receive. Worthiness was not a prerequisite for respect.
My only complaint was that the book could have been longer. But her short book packs a powerful punch. Do not read this book unless you are ready to be challenged and convicted.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest rwview. All opinions are 100 percent mine, and I received no financial compensation.
informative & helpful, I saw this book advertised through another source and was lead to buy it for my daughter so instead of buying only one, I bought two copies..(my daughter lives in another country) I loved the way this book was written. We all have a story to tell and it is good to read another' s, gives one perspective and guidance. An enjoyable read for any age.
I've heard of Zig Ziglar but have never really read anything by him. I know he's a motivational speaker but that's about the extent of my knowledge about him. I like reading about people and learning about others, so I figured who better to learn about Zig than from his daughter.
I enjoyed his perspective from his daughter. She was honest and risked everything to tell the truth to others about her past. She admits her failures and her shortcomings. But that's not all she talks about. There is a redemptive side, as well. She shares how she came back to Christ and realized that her guilt was gone, her chains were broken, and she was set free.
It wasn't the most well-written book I've read, but it was interesting to read and I gained some insight into their lives as a family. If you like Zig Ziglar, then you'd like this book. She mentions him a lot and shares many of her memories of her family with the reader.
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I will be honest I did not want to read this book. I got a request to review it and I did not respond. Well a week later the book showed up on my door. My first impression (before reading anything) is another celebrity child riding on the wings of their famous parent. I love Zig Ziglar, saw him in person, but what could his daughter say that would keep me interested. BOY WAS I WRONG. God dropped this book on my doorstep and left me bruised and convicted. Norman's honesty was refreshing and convicting. She says things and talks about things many of us wish we could discuss. I believe every woman will be able to relate to at least one of the many struggles she talks about. Or like me, several. Some of the struggles were made and brought on by poor choices, just like the rest of us, but many of us don't admit it so openly. I strongly suggest you add this to your reading list this year. It is an easy read with only 165 pages, but it filled with a lot to digest. I have to be honest I think I am still digesting some of the things God has convicted me on while reading this book.
Julie Ziglar Norman's tells the story of her spiritual journey in her book "Growing up Ziglar". She tells how she found hope through faith, freedom through forgiveness, and courage to make needed changes.
Julie's writing is engaging, transparent, and brutally honest, offering the reader hope Julie provides powerful tools for life change. Julie Ziglar Norman's tells the story of her spiritual journey in her book "Growing up Ziglar". She tells how she found hope through faith, freedom through forgiveness, and courage to make needed changes. The reader will be helped as they identify with Julie as she discusses issues, of low self-esteem, wrong choices, divorce, abuse, denial, alcoholism, and guilt.
"Growing up Ziglar" is a bold testimony of the grace of God, the dangers of negative self-talk, and the importance of making right choices."
A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The opinions expressed are my own.