The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual WellnessNelson Searcy, Jennifer Dykes HensonBaker Books / 2019 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
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danniAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The New YouDecember 31, 2018danniAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Once again, I am not a huge fan of self-help type books. But I was interested to see how Searcy and Henson delivered this message of better wellness.
The authors break the book into five parts:
- Part 1: Small Steps to the New You
- Part 2: Small Steps to Better Physical Health
- Part 3: Small Steps to Better Spiritual Health
- Part 4: Small Steps to Better Emotional Health
- Part 5: Small Steps to Better Mental Health
I appreciate how they introduce the book. They include their stories which lead into the reason they wrote the book. They also deliver a compelling argument for why God even matters in this process. Then they provide personal questions to help the reader begin considering where they are currently at in the process of becoming a "new you".
Part 1 spends a great deal of time discussing your mindset. Once your mindset has been shifted and corrected, the remaining steps become easier to accomplish. I completely agree with this our thought process is the determining factor in many of our daily decisions.
Parts 2 through 5 go through very practical action steps to assist your health in that particular area. I think it's important to note that these areas cannot be separated from each other. They are naturally interwoven with one other that each step you take to improve one area will automatically effect the other areas.
The book is concluded with a Small Step Challenge. It breaks the entire book down into small steps to accomplish throughout a four month period.
I feel as though a majority of the items discussed throughout the book are common sense actions steps that we already know we should be doing but lack the discipline to do so because we have miscalculated our priorities.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5The New YouDecember 19, 2018MichaelIndian Trail, NCAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"The New You" is a great read on improving your wellness in several areas (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental) so you can have a better overall life and better serve the Lord and others. Around 200 pages, the book addresses several important topics, including:
1. Suggestions for being a friend first to others and open an opportunity for friendship with others.
2. The important of gratitude.
3. Forgiveness (what it is and is not, questions to ask yourself if you have forgiven someone, suggestions for forgiving someone).
4. The importance of sleep (indeed, nowadays some people foolishly brag about how little sleep they can get by with!).
5. Strategies for managing stress (having a stress-free life is unrealistic and some stress is actually good for us).
6. The quality of our life is affected by our thought life.
7. The importance of open and honest communication with God - He already knows everything about us!
8. Reasons why we need to pray for others.
Really like this book because the authors combine many practical examples and suggestions with spiritual thoughts. Some Christian-oriented books I've recently read focus way too much on "pious platitudes" with little if any practical application. Will read again in the future. I was given a review copy by Baker Books in exchange for a fair review and appreciate the opportunity.
Amanda5 Stars Out Of 5Inspirational!December 14, 2018AmandaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The New You: A Guide to Better Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Wellness by Nelson Searcy and Jennifer Dykes Henson is really inspirational. I have been in a slump lately and while I am getting ahead in certain areas of my life, I feel that other areas are starting to slide. Reading this book really helped me to think about my priorities and realize that I need to make some changes.
As you can tell from the title of this book, the author's make some pretty big claims. This alone can seem overwhelming but I feel that each topic is put into easy to understand sections. For example with the physical section, the author's discuss the importance of drinking enough water and getting in 10,000 steps a day. Each section also has a part that ties the different areas to scripture.
My favorite part is the small steps challenge at the end where the author's break down the book into small, attainable goals that can be reached over time. I feel that this book could be helpful for anyone that would like to make some changes in their life and needs a bit of motivation.
I received a copy of this book from Baker Books in exchange for my honest review.
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