Archive for April, 2013


Ego Altared.

Altar Ego by Craig Groeschel is a great book.  I have come to have a love hate relationship with his books.  I love to read them and always come away closer to God. AMEN!!  I know that’s his goal.  But my toes hurt..  every time..  Altar Ego is about “Becoming Who God Says You Are.”  I admit, I like saying I want to be the person God wants me to be, but I don’t always want to A) trust God to help me be that person  or B)Accept that that person is better than the person I think I want to be.   Groeschel addresses insecurity, inadequacy, and more..     One of the things that I appreciate about all of Groeschel’s books is his honesty.  He admits that he still struggles with doing the right thing sometimes.  He admits that he depends on his wife and friends to help him be strong and be bold.   “Bold actions are born of bold beliefs”.. .. I’m a valuable child of God and I know who I am..  It’s time for me to be BOLD..  What about you?

 

You Can’t Make Me [But I Can Be Persuaded]  by Cynthia Tobias.

I have read several books dealing with the subject of the strong willed child or SWC as Tobias calls them.. Why?  Because I have 3 of them.  If   you have a SWC you have probably had those days that started and ended in tears.  Those days that when you sat down and thought about the cause of the tantrums you realized they were unnecessary.
This book helps you identify SWPeople in your household.  It’s not always about the SWC.. The book also talks about strategies for dealing with the issues, working WITH your SWC instead of against them.

There are tips for dealing with your own issues, when to back down, when to hold strong, when to ask for help, and even how to bring out the best in your SWC.

A book I will read again and again, if I get it back from the friends i have lent it to.

I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Group as a part of their Blogging For Books program.  The book was free, but there is no other compensation for my opinion.