She's Got Issues: Seriously Good News for Stressed-Out, Secretly Scared Control Freaks Like Us
We've all got issues
I've got issues. You've got issues. We've all got issues. And guess what? It's normal! What's not normal is to continue living with our issues once we come to the realization that we've got them. In She's Got Issues by Nicole Unice, the author helps us to recognize our issues. Whether is be an issue with comparing ourselves to others or being insecure, she gives great advice on what each issue looks like in a person's life, as well as how to begin steps on how to overcome them. Her writing style is comfortable and non-judgmental, as if she's our best friend having a heart-to-heart chat with us. No matter what our issues are, she gently informs us on how our issues are negatively affecting us and others around us and ultimately she guides back to the One who created us. She shows the reader how to put our faith, trust, and insecurities in God and let go of all of our issues.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's full of great information and was very enlightening to me. I have struggled with insecurity and comparison as two of my main issues for as long as I can remember. By reading this book, Nicole has helped me understand how detrimental these issues are for me and how vital it is for me to over come them. The first step was admitting to myself that I did indeed possess these issues and this was a ton easier to do after reading Nicole's accounts of her own issues. The book has many stories based on Nicole's counseling sessions with numerous women who had issues too. The need for authenticity among women is crucial nowadays. If we aren't authentic then we will feel isolated; as if we are the only one who struggles with these issues. If only we knew just how many women have the same struggles we do! Once we overcome our own issues, we then can start to help others to overcome theirs!
This book would be great for any woman, young or old!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for this honest review.
December 6, 2012
Not a fan of the title, but good anyway
SheÃ¢ÂÂs Got Issues by Nicole Unice is the latest book IÃ¢ÂÂve received from Tyndale for reviewing.
And let me start by saying I donÃ¢ÂÂt like the title.
To me, the phrase brings to mind people who struggle with particular, non-universal problems. And that isnÃ¢ÂÂt who this book is really about.
ItÃ¢ÂÂs about the areas of struggle that are common to almost all of us in one way or another. All of the little things of our daily lives that we battle with that seem small on their own, but add together to keep us from really being changed by being a Christian.
It goes through different areas, and includes different quizzes to evaluate where you might need to consider things in your life.
But not all of these are going to be obvious. Quite a few may have different ways that they would show themselves that you wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt really think would apply to you at first glance.
For example, you may not have issues with control as in trying to control other people, or being obsessive about trying to control things in life... but thereÃ¢ÂÂs also another side of the coin, in being overly avoiding of control and feeling like you donÃ¢ÂÂt have control over life, that things are mostly up to chance.
I was sort of surprised on how many chapters I figured wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt relate, only to read through and find that they really did in ways I wouldnÃ¢ÂÂt have expected.
But really... not a fan of the title. It doesnÃ¢ÂÂt really go where the book goes, but it also makes it a book thatÃ¢ÂÂs a lot less likely to be picked up or purchased (or even read in a place where other people can see the title) by the people that the book really aims for, bogged down by the accumulation of the smaller struggles in everyday life rather than battling a particular Ã¢ÂÂlargeÃ¢ÂÂ issue.
October 26, 2012
She's Got Issues
She's Got Issues
by Nicole Unice
"Seriously good news for stressed-out, secretly scared control freaks like us"
"Standing on my porch with a dish towel on one shoulder and a burp cloth on the other, I knew in the deepest part of my soul that this could not be the 'life to the full' that Jesus promised".
Nicole Unice is a Christian counselor, ministry leader, and mom. She lets us know plenty about where she's been and how she came to bring this book to life. She helps us understand where she's coming from, which in turn lets you feel more comfortable when reading the book, almost like she right there talking with you one-on-one.
She explains about who you are, a King or a Pawn; groups in which control, or lack of, places us. Surprisingly, I wasn't the one I thought I was! There are different, dare I say, fractures, layers, to what makes one a King or Pawn.
She helps us figure out why we are the way we are, what got us there, what happens while we are there, and how to deal with it. Not necessarily how to stop or 'fix' it, but how to control it to better suit our needs. And we have the access to the power of Jesus Christ to help us through it!
This 14 chapter (great for study groups) book will walk you through a part of your life that you had no idea needed tweaking.
Christian Life/Women/Spiritual Growth
Includes Quizzes and other personal assessment tools
Copyright 2011, 2012
October 13, 2012
I have issues!
SheÃ¢ÂÂs Got Issues by Nicole Unice is a good Bible Study for individuals or groups. It helps women understand if they do have issues and what they are. We all have them at one time or another and the author helps the reader understand how to deal with them. She addresses control, insecurity, comparisons, fear, and anger. Mrs. Unice gives students a prayer, a journaling exercise, and topics for group discussion with each chapter. There are also QR codes to snap with your smart phone for more.
IÃ¢ÂÂm the womenÃ¢ÂÂs ministries director and pastorÃ¢ÂÂs wife at our church. IÃ¢ÂÂm sincerely looking forward to doing this study with my ladies. We DO all have issues in these areas at some time or another. The devil really likes to hit women there. I wanted to get moved to our new church before I had to review this study so I could let my readers know how it is as a group study. Unfortunately, that just didnÃ¢ÂÂt happen. I will be reviewing this again after my ladies and I go through it together.
October 8, 2012