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Outer Strength. Inner Strength

April 17th, 2008

Author: Ginnie Mesibovwww.outerstrengthinnerstrength.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Ginnie Mesibov is celebrating life. As she has faced challenges, both physical and emotional, she has held tightly to her faith in God, allowing it to sustain her and carry her through. Giving back in ways that offer peace and understanding, Mesibov brings together messages of hope and hands them to her “sisters” in the form of a weekly devotional. Placed before the reader are the insights born from clearing life\’s obstacles. Touching on the issues we all face in striving to create lives... Read More

I Can\’t Do It All: Breaking Free From the Lies That Control Us

April 2nd, 2008

Author: T. Peterson, Allison Bottke, D. O\’Brienwww.boomerbabesrock.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel If you\’re a boomer and still feel like you have to do it all, think again. While this is something we were told as young women, these three authors share that we can\’t do it all without something suffering. Written from a biblical perspective, they share honest and practical stories that will help ease your pain of having to be all things to all people. Recognizing God\’s desire for us to take adequate time for ourselves so we can live balanced lives, awakens us to the... Read More

Trading Ashes for Roses, From Pain to Passion

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Connie Pombowww.conniepombo.com/ Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Connie carefully traipse you through her cancer storm with honesty and a deep sense of spirituality that immediately makes you want her as your role model should you ever be diagnosed with cancer. While it must have been a horrendous venture, she gently unravels the bad and the good in a way that makes you trust you\’d have the courage to follow in her footsteps if ever necessary. Should you know someone with a cancer diagnosis, this is the book for both you and them. In addition to sharing her perspective of what it\’s... Read More

Victorious Woman!

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Annmarie Kellywww.victoriouswoman.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Author Annnarie Kelly sets out to identify the triumphant woman in her book entitled, Victorious Woman! Who are those women who rise above circumstances, leap hurdles and navigate through obstacles to make the most of their lives? How do they succeed as others seem to get swallowed-up and left behind when life gets tough and troublesome? Kelly is a lifestyle coach, motivational speaker and founder of SkillBuilder Systems, a training and development firm. She writes to point out through the stories of three women, the common... Read More

Sixty-five Roses: A Sister\’s Memoir

April 2nd, 2008

Author: Heather Summerhayes Cariouwww.sixtyfiverosesthebook.com Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson Sixty-Five Roses is truly a heart-wrenching, yet beautiful account of two sister\’s love for one another as one sister, Pam, battles daily for her life with cystic fibrosis. This memoir cast an even wider net of love encompassing and making transparent the lives of the entire family on this journey about love, understanding, illness, heartaches, and accomplishments. A lifetime story that leaves no emotion in a safe harbor. While the family tried desperately to live “normal,” the... Read More

Bertha-size Your Life

March 31st, 2008

Author: Jane CarrollBertha-size Your Life Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson If I used one word to describe this book it would be, F-U-N. But then again, there\’s another; “revelations.” And yet another; “perspective.” My list goes on and on. I enjoyed this read so much that I finished in two days. Jane Carroll opens her story with the “Empty Nest” blues as her last child leaves via the altar, but she quickly turns the theme around into a wonderful adventure of enlightenment, encouragement, and self-love. One that helps the reader in sorting out the past, the present, and the... Read More

Give Wings to Your Dreams

March 31st, 2008

Author: Lauren E. SullivanInspired Life Design Reviewed By: Georgia Richardson I want to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Going one step further, I\’ll add that I really don\’t believe it matters what stage of life you\’re experiencing, you\’ll find something within the pages of this book that resonates within. Ms Sullivan\’s book is warm, inviting, and almost like having your own personal life coach sitting across from you helping you to make sense of the chaos and showing you how to take charge of your broken dreams, encouraging you all the way. I felt a kinship... Read More

Gratitude Works: Open Your Heart to Love

March 31st, 2008

Author: Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodohwww.gratitudeworks.com Reviewed By: Dotsie Bregel Gratitude Works: Open Your Heart to Love It\’s a new year. Time to make changes. I can\’t think of a better way to begin than to count your blessings and be grateful. May I suggest that you allow Katherine and Eileen to help you with your mission? Their book offers 365 opportunities to give thanks. You can read it from cover to cover as I did and feel an overwhelming recognition of how blessed you are, or you can read one reflection a day and focus on that particular blessing all day long.... Read More

The Sequoia Seed

February 25th, 2008

Author: Karen Wrightwww.wrightminded.com Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos Author Karen Wright, has compiled a meaningful collection of true stories written by her faithful followers at www.wrightminded.com. She combined the accounts of lives touched by hardship with words of wisdom to shed light on troubling circumstances in our own lives. Written from the premise that even the smallest of changes breathes wonder, power and strength into the lives we seek to create for ourselves, Sequoia Seeds moves to instill hope in our hearts. Who better to teach than those who have “been there?” Wright... Read More

Trees are Bare

February 25th, 2008

Author: Pamela Marie BrownOn Amazon Reviewed By: Melinda Cianos When caring for a loved one who is dying, one finds themselves dipping down and drawing form pools of strength in order to aid the mind, body and spirit during an attempt to minister comfort. Trees are Bare chronicles the months Pamela Marie Brown spent attending to her mother, helping her wage a battle against the cancer that eventually took her life. She transitions through sadness, grief, despair, anger… and finds a way to enable herself to serve her mother with compassion. Brown acknowledges how difficult the journey was;... Read More