5 Stars Out Of 5
Overcome and Move On
October 17, 2012
Sharing insights from biblical women to modern day women, "My Own Worst Enemy: How to Stop Holding Yourself Back" was an interesting read, that in today's busy world, many women, both working, stay at home, pretty much all walks of life, can relate to.
Janet Davis, the author, shares personal anecdotes, along with scripture, and both biblical and modern day examples, that really helps women get an insight into ways that we can self-sabotage ourselves, both knowingly and unknowingly.
Having study questions at the end of the chapter, are a big help, for those who are reading this book, either for personal insight or thinking of leading a small book study group, and what stands out is, each chapter connects a modern day woman with a possible biblical equivalent with the questions, helping the reader focus on how do they, or could they see themselves in the topic being addressed.
With thirteen chapters, the book is broken into three sections and each section, I found to be pretty in depth, covering topics such as:
The Unimagined Life
to name a few of the topics that Janet Davis goes into deeper detail.
As a Christian, each chapter and topic is explored extensively with corresponding passages of the bible for encouragement and insight, each chapter starting as well with pertinent quotes that are inspiring and uplifting.
I found,"My Own Worst Enemy: How to Stop Holding Yourself Back" to be a very in depth book, and the topics are thoroughly explored. For Christian women who find themselves struggling, the book is very motivating and empowering, with strong examples of strong women from the bible, and how even in today's world, we can be focused and strong and motivated, to not hold ourselves back, but have that much needed confidence to pursue our goals and face the world.
This wasn't a quick read and definitely not an overnight, this is what is going on, type of book to read, but instead, "My Own Worst Enemy: How to Stop Holding Yourself Back" works for those who are willing to take the time and effort to try and understand,how can we self-sabotage ourselves and how do we overcome those destructive methods and in place, use more constructive and healthier methods.
***Thank you to Bethany Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book, in exchange for my personal opinion***