Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Finishing School Review


About the Book

In today’s world, our pursuit of a life well lived gets squeezed out by the silliest of things: binging on Netflix or ice cream, shopping trips for things we don’t need, bad habits we can’t seem to get a handle on and so much more. Valerie has been there despite knowing what she wanted for her life. Actually do it though? That’s the real challenge.

After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, she decided it was time to put her knowledge to use and start actually living it out. The result has been a refining process that has drawn her closer to God and produced the sweetest fruit in her life. You will hear about Valerie’s journey filled with failures and victories and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness. You will find homework at the end of each chapter that includes a worksheet to put real change in motion for your own life as
well as recommended books to further study those topics that really test you. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I got this book and had no idea what to expect. I love the cover and the back cover copy intrigued me. I'll be honest, I haven't finished this book yet. Why? Because it's so good! I have been taking it slow, letting her ideas sink in, and making it to where I do actually apply what I am reading. This book has some great insight and I like how Valerie uses a lot of the Bible as a resource. There is a website where you can download the worksheets that she mentions in the book for free. They are a great companion. Simple things you have to think about like goals, and what your distractions are that take away from God are what this book is about. Writing these things down in an organized way is actually quite helpful. 
While reading this book I am certain that Valerie and I could sit for coffee and talk for hours as if knowing each other for years. Her thoughts and ideas are so very similar to my mind which is why I like this book so much. I feel like she is someone who gets it and decided to go for it.
 Here is one of my favorite quotes which I had to underline in my copy: "Our lives should be radically different because of Christ who lives in us. To often they don't look different. And that's not God's fault. It's our laziness." (pg 3)
This pretty much sums up the book and she actually has great ideas on how to change this in our lives.
So needless to say I think this is a great book and I do recommend! You should also check out her blog and website!

"I received this book from Litfuse for free in exchange for an honest review."

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About the author:

Valerie Woerner is owner of Val Marie Paper. She and her husband, Tyler, live in Louisiana with their daughter, Vivi Mae. The Finishing School is her first book.

Connect with Valerie: websiteTwitter, Instagram

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