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2 Stars Out Of 5
June 20, 2010
This book was interesting and easy to read. However, I can hardly recommend it as a Christian work. It is laced with references to Jesus and scripture, but I agree with Carolyn, it is very man-centered and promotes a lot of new age concepts. I bought this for our church library, but will be returning it instead.
Exploring the 12 dreams God has for each of us, this book shows readers how to get, find and keep the work they love."Laurie Beth Jones presents a very creative way of assessing personality types, fire, water, earth and wind. She also has created a perfect roadmap to discovering our mission, identifying our communication styles, creating a vision for our lives that brings us joy and contributes to the needs of the world, and then building a career path on that foundation. Her book is easy to read, embraces all types of work, and teaches us how to find our meaningful work. This book comes at a perfect time, as so many people are out of a job. Jones challenges us as readers to not just move on to the next job because it's what we've always done, but instead to seek what it is we are called to do. All the rest is drama and illusion, entertainment, training exercises, and moments preparing me for eternity. That is a perspective that leads one to be able to change more easily and it's certainly upbeat and encouraging.This book was sent to me free for review from FSB Associates.
I really liked the book. Her approach is definitely 'out of the box' and presents a very creative and insightful way of assessing personality types, i.e., fire, water, earth and wind. Although she matches Scripture with her illustrations it makes for more of a motivational man-centered work than a God-centered approach.Example: "My God is able to keep me safe because at my true core I am a spirit that is eternal, indestructible, perpetual. All the rest is drama and illusion, entertainment, training exercises, and coachable moments preparing me for eternity. That is a perspective that leads one to be able to regenerate more easily. ...the need to seek answers and truth beyond our own means is truly the opening Christ needs." (pg.171)Makes one wonder: Who's serving who? A man-centered approach to 'Christian' living. Sounds a lot like a Joyce Meyer script and some people really like that - it's certainly upbeat and encouraging.