Same Life, New Story: Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life  -     By: Jan Silvious
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Same Life, New Story: Change Your Perspective to Change Your Life

Thomas Nelson / 2011 / Paperback

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Are you stuck in a rut? Silvious helps you move from what is to what can be! Introducing you to Naomi, Leah, Deborah, Elizabeth, and others, her 10-week study will help you embrace a new perspective, be free from the past, and change "I can't" to "I can." Includes study questions and journaling exercises. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0785228195
ISBN-13: 9780785228196
Availability: In Stock

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How’s your life? Does it tell a wonderful story fi lled with grace, character, and courage? Or are you stuck in the past, struggling with regrets and fears?

PERHAPS IT’S TIME FOR A NEW STORY.

Same Life, New Story is a ten-week Bible study that offers women a powerful truth: one small change can have profound effects. With humor, vulnerability, and transparency, Jan Silvious—a professional life coach—uses a unique blend of modern-day anecdotes and biblical character stories to bring you out of the land of what is and victoriously into the land of what can be.

Each chapter examines the life of a woman from the Bible, providing unique insights into scripture as well as questions for personal reflection and journal exercises. Learn how to overcome the past, conquer fear, say “I can,” face adversity, and harness resilience.

See your story through the eyes of Naomi, Leah, Rahab, and Deborah. Discover—as Hannah, Abigail, and Elizabeth did—the irreplaceable role that God longs to play in your life. Learn, as Jan did firsthand, that changing your perspective can truly change your life. Within you lies a new story just begging to be told. What are you waiting for?

Author Bio

Jan Silvious is an author, professional life coach, and popular speaker known for her biblically sound, psychologically positive answers to women's challenges. Jan's no-nonsense yet humorous style captivates and motivates her audience. Co-host (with Kay Arthur) for a call-in radio program for five years, Jan spoke for eight years with WOF. She and her husband live not far from their three grown sons, two daughters-in-law, and five wonderful grandchildren. www.jansilvious.com

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  1. Little Rock, AR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Excellent Bible study tool.
    October 21, 2011
    arkiewhale
    Little Rock, AR
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This book teaches about the blessings which come from making right, but hard, choices. I appreciate the author's contemporary examples while including full scripture.
  2. New Zealand
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    This would be great for Women's Bible Study group
    July 2, 2011
    SuzB
    New Zealand
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Same Life, New story is a 10 week Bible Study. Each chapter looks at the life of a woman in the Bible. See your story through the eyes of: Naomi, Leah, Rachel, Rahab, and Deborah. See, as Hannah, Abigail, and Elizabeth did, the irreplaceable role that God longs to play in your life.

    I loved this book! As I read it I kept notes and answered some of the study questions. It is excellent for a women's bible study or for personal study.

    At the time of reading this book I was going through a 12 steps program to make many changes in my life and break habits and this book was an added bonus. God gave me a vision and it really encouraged me to make some changes.

    If you are wanting to change your life, not just by yourself but with God, then read this book!

    It will change your life!

    I plan to use this book in the future for women's ministry.
  3. Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Fresh Reminder for a New Start
    June 11, 2011
    serenecsl
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    Have you ever been tired of living the same old life? Have you ever been through difficult circumstances and feel that there is nothing you could do about it? Have you ever find yourself wishing for the might-have-beens instead of looking forward to what can be?

    Jan Silvious' Same Life, New Story tackles these very issues and challenges women to break out from the old, from the norm. Instead of allowing our lives to be overtaken by the emotions that so often arise from our circumstances, she reminds us that things could be different by the way we allow our story to be scripted; proven by the women in the Bible known for their persistence, resilience and faith.

    Drawing upon stories of the women of the Bible (ranging from the more well known ones such as Elizabeth and Naomi to the lesser known Jehosheba and Naaman's servant girl), there is a particular lesson to learn from every individual character. It's also interesting the way she uses the stories of real people that are inspiring and a good reminder that we are never alone.

    The whole book is a reminder that our circumstances should not determine our past, present and future. Whatever it is, there is always a chance for a new story to be written. What I like about most is that she occasionally writes that God is the Author and we are His subjects; bringing the focus off ourselves and on Him who is worthy of our all.

    Although I would not consider this as a life-changing or an extremely thought-provoking book, I would still recommend it to anyone. We all need to be reminded of the things we 'already know' but are not doing. We may all have the ‘same life', but a fresh start is always there for anyone who needs one and is ready to call on Him for it.
  4. Georgia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Help with Female Perspective
    June 7, 2011
    Laura H
    Georgia
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Same Life, New Story by Jan Silvious started off slow for me for I feared it was going to repeat Bible stories that I already knew. It quickly caught my attention, though, as the author wove her personal story into the stories of Naomi, Leah, and others. Using a theatrical theme and stories from women in the Bible, the author shows us, in ten lessons, the importance of perspective. I really enjoyed it and have recommended it to others who have enjoyed it as well.

    Thomas Nelson Publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book for my review. The opinions are my own and I have not been required to publish a positive review.
  5. Akron, Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Outstanding book and practical
    April 20, 2011
    Debbie
    Akron, Ohio
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    This book is excellent for anyone going through life transition or changes and for those who may face them {which is everyone}. I love the way she very practically applies psychological intertwined with Biblical principals. Great stuff!
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