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Author Lara Casey was once a burned-out workaholic buried by debt, depression, and a failing marriage. Now thriving as a wife and mother, and running a booming business that fills her with joy, Lara is on a mission to share her experience and help readers find the spark that lives inside them.
Written for women who want to live a life of meaning, Make It Happen rescues them from being overwhelmed by endless to-do lists, paralyzing fears, and other obstacles that stand in the way of cultivating the rich life God desires for them.
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: W Publishing
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
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- women who find themselves worried, anxious, and completely overwhelmed by the constant chase for perfection
- those seeking the courage to jump into a new venture
- working women who are struggling to "do it all"
- weary wives and moms looking for relief from burning the candle at both ends
- anyone who dreams of a life lived not by accident, but on purpose
Lara Casey is a believer in the impossible. The author of Make It Happen, she is also the publisher and editor-in-chief of Southern Weddings, an annual publication that encourages couples to plan a meaningful beginning to their married life together. Lara is the founder of the Making It Happen movement and frequently speaks on goal-setting, mission-centered business, and faith. She and her husband live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with their bubbly daughter, Grace, and new little redhead, Joshua. They are also in the process of adopting.
Lahlah5 Stars Out Of 5Couldn't put this book downJanuary 11, 2017LahlahQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love the way the author was sharing her story to give a better perspective on life and pursuing your dreams. I really loved that she shared when she was doing things on her own versus when she allowed God to lead her. Very inspirational!
BessUSAAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Not Your Average Self-HelpMarch 3, 2015BessUSAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Self-help style books have always left me skeptical. If you do this & this & that it will equal into success, & well, self-help as if life is an easy equation & you just have to get the variables right. I dont know about you, but Ive never found real world problems to be black-&-white-mathematical, but more messy-gray. Plus, Im not into the homework aspect that is usually found in these books. I dont mind suggestions of helpful things to try, but telling me to do something can leave me antsy & then feeling like a failure when I dont get it done. Just being honest here. So, I admit it, I started reading Lara Caseys new book Make It Happen with some walls already up.
The tag line to this book sounded real good, Surrender your fear. Take the leap. Live on Purpose. Who doesnt want to do all that (& then some)? Can I admit something else? I had seen Lara Caseys carelessly fancy scripted handwritten quotes & verses on Pinterest & other places on the Web, but I had never visited her blog & didnt know much about her other than that she wanted me to go & do all those things Ive always wanted to do (which is found taped to the inside of my cereal/snack cabinet in my kitchen, by the way). And, glancing at the pretty pinky orange-ish red paint streaked cover & Laras beautiful red-haired self smile-laughing big on the back, I judged based on appearances & thought this book would be all pretty-perfectness which whose life is that way? Certainly not mine, & not Lara Caseys either. It turns out Lara Caseys life has been a huge mess (many times - youll learn as you read her honest heart-words). We find out were all alike when we let the masks fall away & tell it true. Lara does this; she shares deep of her struggles & failures & mistakes & of Gods ever-present grace & love & hand in her life. Isnt that all our stories even when we dont want to own it? Lara seeks to empower women through Christs strength &, yes, there are goals spoken of, & breaking the power of the unattainable perfection that so many of us chase in some form or fashion, & yes there is homework - & no I didnt do it all but thats okay (theres also online resources like printables & videos that I did like, strangely enough). Making It Happen might just have redeemed the self-help book ever so slightly in my mind, because Laras book is more of an honest Christ-help book, & when Christ is the source of your strength, you can make all things happen Philippians 4:13.
*I received this book as a complimentary copy from the publisher (through the BookLook Blogger program) in exchange for my honest review.