Normally I get a 3 week window when reviewing a book from The Christian Woman Affiliate Review Group. Sadly, I ran over this time period with 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman.
This is the BEST book from CWA that I've had the privilege of reviewing. EVERYTIME I sat down to work on this review, I gleaned another nugget from the book!
And for that reason, I won't be apologizing for my less than timely review!
Originally written more than a decade ago and revised to fit modern needs, 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman ties in perfectly with my New Year's Resolutions. Specifically in the area of organization.
"Along with teaching us the importance of time, the Bible shows that God "is not a God of disorder but of peace." (1 Cor 14:33) Order creates peace, calmness and efficiency."
The key to this ideal order is to PLAN!
"Many women struggle not only to be more organized but to simply keep up"
Personally, I'm one of those who struggle to keep up in the homemaking department. I found many helpful hints that author Lane Jordan shares to be very effective such as scheduling a purposeful at home day, creating a command post where only Mom can go and the value of setting goals.
"By setting goals, you'll be striving toward something instead of heading toward everything at once and nothing in particular."
This is one book I have read and re-read and taken a highlighter and pen to its' pages. Each time I come away with a little more information and encouragement. What a great feeling!
The book covers: walking with God, marriage, single parenting, friends, church, time, career, health, children, emotions and more all centered around taking care of yourself so you can take care and minister to others.
"....we can become more organized women by prioritizing our most important relationships. I believe the next step is understanding how to use time to our advantage."
I found relevant, useful, and timely information in each of the 12 steps. Plus at the end of each "chapter", there are helpful personal reflections and applications (think step-by-step plans) that I could really relate to AND envision myself carrying out.
Ultimately I came away with the feeling of "YES! I CAN do this!" rather than "Oh, that's a nice idea...but how do I go about it?"
This book as been an absolute God send!
You can connect with Lane Jordan on Facebook and Twitter.
Disclosure: I received the above product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.