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The Life Ready Woman

The Watered Soul: The Life Ready Woman

Feb 26, 2011

The Life Ready Woman

Are you a doing it all or doing what matters most kind of girl?

For me I often find myself overwhelmed by the burden of trying to get it all done. And to think that I don’t even have near the responsibilities of those of other woman, who are balancing motherhood, marriage and ministry. In The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World authors Shanti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis asks us women to examine our lives in light of God’s design.

The freedom to excel can also lead us to take on burdens we were never meant to carry, to find ourselves stressed and torn, and to experience an outlook that that is all too often marked by worry or guilt instead of the absolute peace of knowing we are in the exact center of God’s will every day.

The book is divided into two parts. Part 1: God’s Plan and Purposes for All of Us  and Part 2: Getting to God’s Best for You.  Authors point out that all humankind has been issued a call by God to leave and cleave, be fruitful and multiply and subdue and rule. In addition to our universal call, the book states that women share feminine callings to:

  • help
  • influence our setting
  • nurture life
  • bring special wisdom and perspective
  • multitask.

As affirming as learning about and embracing these feminine calls may be, women are warned that these callings can leave us vulnerable to sinful tendencies such as manipulation, being controlling, and resisting set limits.

Part two focuses on living in view of our callings and how to be better stewards of our personal gifts by reliance on God.

It’s so easy to default to walking the path that we already know rather than the one God is leading us to.

What I like about the book:

It addresses the many faucets of womanhood from married women to the older single woman, who each faces a very different set of circumstances. The authors did not sugarcoat the fact that to really live according to God’s design requires self-sacrifice and obedience, which is not always popular or easy.

the life ready womanAbout the author: Shaunti Feldhahn is a former Wall Street analyst, best-selling author of the book For Women Only, national speaker, and regular commentator in the media. She has been featured on The Today Show, PBS, TNT and Fox News- to name a few. You can learn more about her many activities by visiting her website or get some great mom advice from her at She and her husband live with their two young children in Atlanta, Georgia and enjoy every minute of living at warp speed.

Does this sound like a book, you would like to read? As a part of the LitFUSE blog tour I was graciously provided  a copy to give away to one of my readers. Simply enter your name and email address in the form below to enter.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy of the book for review purposes as a part of the Litfuse blog tour.  I was not required to write a positive review.

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At February 26, 2011 at 9:18 AM , Blogger Joanne Sher said...

This absolutely sounds like a book I could use. Entered - thanks for the opportunity, Wanda!

At February 26, 2011 at 1:32 PM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thanks for the chance of winning this book, your review was great.

I had to smile in the beginning of your post you mentioned the name
Robert Lewis I have a son of the same name.......but he don't write.

Thanks for the visits and comment which I appreciate.

At February 26, 2011 at 7:01 PM , Blogger Sharon Kirby said...

Wanda - sounds like a great book. It's speaking about many of the issues I was thinking and blogging about last week.

As a woman, I need to mindful of my priorities and activities. As a Christian woman, I need to rely on the Holy Spirit to help me sort it all out. Because the devil will also attempt to get me so, so busy, that I burn out and become useless for the Lord's work.

Thanks for sharing this.


At February 26, 2011 at 11:16 PM , Blogger Dena E's Blog said...

Hey Sis,,, Just stopping by to say thinking of you!!!
May you feel Christ's Presence throughout your weekend and new week..and May His blessings continue on you and yours... Amen and Amen~~~Hugs Dena

At February 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM , Anonymous aterhea said...

From the way it sounds, the book really interests me. I hope i could win. I feel that this book would be very enlightening to me as a woman. Just entered!

At February 27, 2011 at 4:17 PM , Blogger MTJ said...

Hi Wanda,

Living "...according to God’s design requires self-sacrifice and obedience, which is not always popular or easy." When I read that, I immediately thought, that's true for both men and women.

Blessings and peace.


At February 28, 2011 at 2:54 AM , Blogger welcome to my world of poetry said...

Thank you for your visit on my Debut 8 blogfest, you write you have never heard of these, short and to the post, well recently I walked around the Hall Of Fame In Nashville, and apart from a handful of legends have never heard of the majority, living over the other side of the pond we both get artistes that the other never hear of, some make it to the other side others not but I included Americans, and international stars.

Still in the throe of jet lag I sat for a good time compiling and
posting them off .......I am not very qiock on a pc and I thought your comment was non commital.

Have a good day.

At February 28, 2011 at 10:18 AM , Blogger Stuff could always be worse said...

I never get it all done :) Great book

At February 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM , Blogger Bernadine said...

Great review Wanda, the book sounds like very useful to one like me who can never seem to get done all of the things I need to.


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