Monday, October 22, 2018

NOT FOR ME, BUT MAYBE FOR YOU

You will be happy to know I have finished the book and this will be the last post concerning it.  As I read the next to last chapter, something really big dawned on me--just because I am not jumping through hoops does not mean there is not a message for many of the readers out there.

The author is a highly successful millennial author, blogger, and CEO of a big company.  She has pulled herself up by the boot straps and gone from small potatoes to a really big spud.  Her message seems to be resonating with a GREAT MANY other millenniums. 



I started her book, from page one, with a jaded opinion because of her age.  I must admit, there were some real pearls of wisdom in the pages, though much of it I only gave the quick scan.  Rachel is a believer and refers to this quite a few times in the book.  I was disappointed that she did not feel like every thing she addressed could not be answered through the filter of The Gospel.  NOW, I know a much larger number of readers can be reached with a more secular approach to the information.  I know this book is a self help book meant for a wide spectrum of readers.  My bias should not influence  or keep anyone else from at least giving the book a glance over.  Perhaps it will really speak to you.



My   AHA MOMENT  was there is a great deal of difference in the season of young mothers/professionals and retired seniors/grandmothers.  I can promise you many of the books that speak to me would not resonate with a 30 something.  THERE YOU GO---God has created us all different--many of us are in different seasons of life.  What speaks to me--may not speak to you and vice versa.  So if I rate this book a "6", you might rate it a "10".  The author is an excellent writer, holds your attention, and gets her point across.   She is speaking though from a season that I passed through long ago.

SO--I am thankful for every season God places us in.  I am thankful for mentors, life coaches, counselors or anyone else who speaks truth about the season you find yourself.  I am thankful for young women who are thinking, discussing, and working for a better life and world.  The media would have us to believe we are all headed down the slippery slope, but I see great hope as the generations behind search for answers and work to improve the world we have been gifted with.  Don't follow my recommendation or lack thereof, instead decide for yourself if this is a book you can learn from.


For as in one body we have many members,
 and the members do not all have the same function, 
so we, though many, are one body in Christ,
 and individually members one of another
. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us,
 let us use them
Romans 12:4-6


4 comments:

  1. Indeed you are right, Lulu. Each generation has its ways of communicating and dealing with its own issues and problems. The trick is to teach each generation to be able to talk to and understand the older/younger generation.

    God bless.

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    1. Yes, and to look to Jesus as the answer.
      Blessings, Victor!

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  2. Because I've tried, and failed, to get much out of books written by those much younger than I, I'm not thinking this particular one would resonate with me. Though it is great to know that there are folks out there in the younger generation who have some common sense and are believers.
    Blessings, Lulu!

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    1. I understand, but that is why the younger women are reading this young woman's book!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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