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Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to Be Perfect: A Woman's Guide [Paperback]

By Kim Gaines Eckert (Author)
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Invites women to experience genuine healing in the context of Christian faith, offering sound biblical advice on such topics as relationships, negative thinking, career, self-esteem, and other issues women face on a daily basis. Original.

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If you've known broken relationships . . . If you've ever felt like you don't measure up . . . If you've suspected something inside you might be missing or flawed . . . This book is for you. Kim Gaines Eckert, psychologist and counselor, has spent years helping women with a variety of life issues, from self-esteem and body image to developing healthy relationships and healing from the past. At the heart of their struggle, she believes, is not the desire to be perfect, but the desire to be whole. And wholeness, she is convinced, ultimately comes only from God. In this book Kim invites you into her conversations with women. You'll discover you are not alone in your struggles, and you'll learn from her practical and proven guidance for growth and change. And because growth is always more powerful in community, each chapter includes questions for you to explore in a small group. Let Kim Gaines Eckert show how God can mend your brokenness and help you become a whole, healthy person--the woman he created you to be.

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Stronger Than You Think: Becoming Whole Without Having to Be Perfect: A Woman's Guide by Kim Gaines Eckert has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Publishers Weekly - 12/11/2006
  • CBA Retailers - 03/01/2007 page 40

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Studio: IVP Books
Pages   238
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.75"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2007
Publisher   IVP-InterVarsity Press
ISBN  0830833730  
ISBN13  9780830833733  

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More About Kim Gaines Eckert

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Dr. Kim Gaines Eckert is a licensed psychologist in Chattanooga, Tennessee, where she maintains a private counseling practice at the Relationship Therapy Center. Dr. Eckert came to Tennessee in 2002 to join the faculty of Lee University. She now teaches at Lee on an adjunct basis and is the clinical director of the Lee University Play Therapy Center. Dr. Eckert holds an undergraduate honors degree in English and anthropology from the University of Michigan, as well as a master's and doctorate from Wheaton College. In addition to her two books with InterVarsity Press, she has also published in Today's Christian Woman, Psychology for Living and Youth & Christian Education Leadership. Dr. Eckert is a national speaker and has been featured on programs such as Moody Radio's Prime Time America and Midday Connection.

Kim Gaines Eckert was born in 1974.

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Reviews - What do customers think about Stronger Than You Think?

Tools   Apr 1, 2007
This book provides a practical approach to many challenges women face today. Working though the book and using the tools at the end of each chapter has given me a fresh perspective on what it means to be a Christian woman in today's world. I highly recommend this book.
Stronger Than you think  Mar 8, 2007
Kim Eckert ventures deep into a woman's heart & soul. Having seen myself on many pages, I found her wise counsel enlightening and helpful. Toni, Fl.
Honest and Insightful  Feb 26, 2007
I love this book because it offers an honest discussion. This is a book about brokenness, but it is not a quick fix. Thankfully, Eckert does not offer pat answers. Instead, this book is like a friend who feels your pain. Eckert acknowledges that horrible things happen, yet she explains that it is in our brokenness that God makes us whole. This is a book that I highly recommend.
An Inspirational book by an Inspirational Person  Feb 23, 2007
I am never good with words and have thought very hard about what I would write in this little review on this site. I guess I will just have to hope my words are written for the best.

This book has the potential to be absolutely life changing. It was for me. I was both challenged and refreshed by the contents in the book. I feel that this book is a must read for both women AND men. Women can face many issues that are prevelant today in the life of a woman, and men can understand women a little bit better. The questions for group discussions in the back of the book provide a great way to discuss and learn from others as well. It's a great asset to the book and I encourage every reader to find at least a small group to study this book for discussion.

What is so amazing about Dr. Eckert is that she is a female who has struggled with the very things that are discussed within this book and knows there are many other women who struggle with them as well.(Many times books on women are written by males who have limited experience with their topic) Not only that, she is a book of knowledge when it comes to women. I have the honor of knowing Dr. Eckert and consider her to be the most passionate person I know when it comes to others. Her passion for others' lives is incorporated into this book. She has applied the wisdom she has acquired through Christ, past experiences, work, etc. so that many will be encouraged and challenged to face some tough questions and ideas raised, especially within the church. Some of my favorite chapters are on negative self talk and body image issues. She doesn't just write about the problems, but gives advise on how to approach and change these problems.

Eckert has also included many amazing quotes from other authors as well that are very moving. She uses real examples from the experience she has had as a therapist to correlate to certain ideas she presents. In short, I could go on and on about why you should buy, read, and study this book. You will be missing out on many inspiring messages if you choose not to read this amazing work. There really is no better way for me to put it than that.
Mature Spiritual Content  Feb 20, 2007
Kim's book has a mature spiritual content that interacts with our human condition in a very meaningful manner. God is using her to touch women's lives so they can become complete as He designed us.

Kim's discussion of a woman's role in the church was very enlightening. Oftentimes I am disappointed my husband did not have the opportunity to hear messages delivered by some of the gifted women at our church. She also gives examples of how the church really does not always have a place where women of various gifts can fellowship and minister to others. Maybe it is time we once again read God's Word with an open mind and see what is "tradition" and what is "scriptural".

As I read the chapter on brokenness, it really spoke to me in my hurry to find just the right scripture for my friend who is suffering. I thought I was doing the Christian, loving thing but now I realize that I need to pray for God's timing in sharing His Word. Just being there and crying together may be the greatest way of loving my friend. This was a real lesson to me.

I am challenged to do many things now that I have always felt I was not capable of doing. God might have gifted Moses with words and miracles, but He surely would not have given me that extra help. Kim Gaines Eckert has helped me realize that God created me whole and only my own mind has set my limitations. With His help, I can be what He created me to be.

As I read each chapter, I was disappointed to see it end. I hope to see more books from this author. I highly recommend this book to anyone trying to be more than they thought they could be--which should include everyone!

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