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3 Stars Out Of 5
a little disappointing
February 24, 2011
I bought this for my 23y/o daughter, who is finding her way in the professional world....I was disappointed that there was little real emphasis on the role of the Holy Spirit in a woman's "success." I expected more of this from a book promoted by CB.
All the practical issues were well addressed...very good advice, but little acknowledgement to a Father who wants more for our daughters than we (or they!) do.
Nothing "wrong" with anything the author had to say...practical advice. But because there was little credence given to the Lord's plans for our successes, I felt compelled to write a note to my daughter, inside the cover, to remember to "seek the Lord first, and He will give you success."
I already knew Marcus from a previous book I had read of his called, Now Discover Your Strengths. I have always been one that says, 'Soar With Your Strengths' instead of focusing on fixing what your weaknesses. Both of these books help you to discover those strengths, maybe you did not even realize you had. I skipped through a lot of the statistics/ female paradox info, I did not really care about any of that. I found Marcus does not speak to the stay at home full time mom at all. Although I, a homeschooler & work at home mom, could still find myself in there between the lines. I always like to hear a new perspective when its coming from someone as experienced as Marcus with Strength Assessment. So this book was a great choice for me!
I was very skeptical when I first saw this book. Who was this sleek-looking guy telling women how to be happy and successful? Is this a message that a Christian woman would even take seriously? It looked like a catchy money-making scam to me.I'm glad that I decided to read it. I was touched by the very high level of respect that Marcus has for women, and the deep understanding he has of the conflicts that we face.This book was very refreshing. No assumptions, no myths, no checklist on how to "balance" your life. This is a researched, honest look at how to find our God-given strengths and use that information to approach decisions in our life. Women are discovering that "balance" is a myth and a burden. Marcus gives direction on how to "intentionally imbalance" our lives and be confident in those decisions. He gives a new definition to "having it all."If you ever struggle in navigating all of the choices available to women today, I would definitely recommend reading this book.