Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life's Challenges with Strength (and Soul)
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Are you dealing with heavy challenges in your life? Here are some "weight-bearing" exercises for a healthy body and soul! Lifestyle coach Howe and orthopedic surgeon Foetisch offer you inspirational wisdom and sound medical tips to help you deal with loss, parenting issues, financial setbacks, illness, and more. A practical guide for contemporary women! 133 pages, softcover from Hendrickson.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 133
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 1598564331
ISBN-13: 9781598564334

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Being a woman in today's world means wrestling--physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally--with lots of weighty struggles. Lifestyle mentor Michele Howe and orthopedic surgeon Christopher Foetisch offer a well-rounded "training manual" filled with inspirational insight and practical advice for handling life's toughest battles with inner and outer strength. Thematic chapters begin with Howe's trademark real-life vignettes and essays on personal and situational topics: loss, sorrow, aging, job displacement, divorce, parenting issues, financial setbacks, illness, and more.

Women will identify with the experiences of other women, and how each found and developed the emotional and spiritual strength to meet the challenges she faced. Foetisch then provides practical weight-bearing "exercises" for body and soul health, and information on staying strong and well, no matter your age or circumstances. Valuable take-away action thoughts, meaningful quotations, and concluding Scripture verses complete the "workout."

Women will be delighted and surprised at the recommendations, choices, and options available to them. They'll discover new ways of dealing with old problems and develop the multifaceted fitness they need to fearlessly face all of life's challenges.

Author Bio

Michele Howe is a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, FaithfulReader.com, Aspiring Retail, Foreword Magazine, TeenReads.com, KidsRead.com, among many others national and international publications. She has published over 1000 reviews/articles and has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country speaking on topics such as parenting and a diverse range of women''''''''s health issues. Her work has been published in MORE, FIRST for Women, Good Housekeeping, Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Midwest Living, Parentlife, Fullfill, Christian Single, Single Parent Family, Focus on the Family, and Connections. She also does copywriting and manuscript reviewing for several publishing houses including New Growth Press.

Michele is the author of ten books for women. Her book, "Going It Alone: Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom" (Hendrickson Publishers), provided hope and practical helps for single moms new to parenting solo. She has also authored "Pilgrim Prayers for Single Mothers" (Pilgrim Press) and a third book of helps for single mothers titled, "Successful Single Moms" (Pilgrim Press.) In addition to these resources for single mothers, Michele wrote four separate titles combining real life stories with inspirational prayer retreats. These titles published by (Jossey-Bass) include: "Prayers for Homeschooling Moms," "Prayers to Nourish a Woman''''s Heart," "Prayers of Comfort and Strength" and "Prayers for New and Expecting Moms."

Her newest books include a follow-up resource to "Going it Alone" titled, "Still Going It Alone: Mothering with Faith and Finesse Once the Children Have Grown" (Hendrickson Publishers) and "Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life''''''''s Challenges with Strength and Soul" co-authored with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch (Hendrickson Publishers).

In addition to her article and books writing, Michele writes a weekly women''''s lifestyle and single parenting column at www.bizymoms.com. Read Michele''''s column at: http://www.bizymoms.com/experts/michele-howe/index.html In line with her passion for working with single parents, Michele''''s resources offer encouragement to women of all ages by challenging them to exercise their combination of strengths, skills, and life wisdom in pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Recognizing that life is often difficult, women can learn how to recognize (and find solace in) significant life-markers and by so doing, acquire the strength to embrace their daily challenges.

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Combining inspirational with practical themes, Burdens Do a Body Good by Michelle Howe and Dr. Christopher Foetisch seeks to encourage women to face their challenges and get on with life. Each meditation looks at problems which often wilt the toughest of us: personal life challenges such as anxious uncertainty, exhaustion, deep regret, financial setbacks, divorce and widowhood, aging, setting boundaries, plus many more. All discussions follow a similar plan -- interesting quotes from special people; the author’s intimate thoughts on the subject, drawn from her own and others’ experience; some practical suggestions for relieving the problem, called Weight Bearing Exercises; and a helpful Bible verses. The section titled “Sorrow: Facing Difficult Situations with Courage, Strength, and Fearlessness,” reflects on how unexpected death of a loved one tears at a person. In this section, Howe speaks of the part time and faith plays in healing. The Weight Bearing Exercises include talking with trusted friends, understanding our own limitations, and preparing your inner strength before tragedy strikes. It ends with Psalm 56:8 (NLT), “You have collected all my tears in your bottle.”

More a practical book than a spiritual one, Burdens Do a Body Good is based in Christian thinking and provides some decent food for thought. The ideas are simple, relevant, and of the type that makes you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it yourself. One example is, “Count on it, if something’s worthwhile, worth going after, it will entail some degree of risk.” A book which fits easily in purse or lunch box, Burdens Do a Body Good will adapt to those moments when it is nice to have just a few paragraphs to read. – Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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