Item description for Nice Girls Don't Change The World by Lynne Hybels...
Overview Who you really are as an individual is exactly what delights God and what the world needs. Lynne Hybels knows. Sharing from her personal journey, she reveals the tremendous importance of resisting the forces that would shape you into something other
Publishers Description Margaret Mead said: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. My version of that quote is: Never doubt that a community of thoughtful, committed women, filled with the power and love of God, using gifts they have identified and developed, and pursuing passions planted in them by God---never doubt that these women can change the world. ---Lynne Hybels Nice Girls are taught early that serving God means earning God s love and sacrificing oneself to meet the needs of others. Unfortunately, after living a life she thought was what God demanded, her husband wanted, her kids needed, and her church expected, Lynne Hybels felt utterly lost---both to herself and to God. In this wise and tender book, Hybels tells of her struggle to stop living someone else s life and to reclaim the unique gifts, strengths, and passions God gave her. And she reveals how turning away from her false view of God as a harsh and demanding taskmaster enabled her to rest at last in God s sustaining love. As she explains, it s never too late to discover that who you really are is exactly what delights God and what the world needs."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.2" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 11, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310272319 ISBN13 9780310272311 UPC 025986272319
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More About Lynne Hybels
Lynne Hybels joined her husband, Bill, in starting Willow Creek Community Church in 1975. She has edited many books and is coauthor of Rediscovering Church and Fit to Be Tied. She has been involved in Willow Creek's ministry partnerships in Latin America and currently serves as an advocate for those affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Spanish Language Biography: Lynne Hybels junto a su esposo Bill inicio Willow Creek Community Church en 1975. Ha editado varios libros y es coautora de Rediscovering Church y Fit to Be Tied. Ha colaborado con asociaciones del ministerio de Willow Creek en Latinoamerica y actualmente trabaja como defensora de los afectados por el HIV/SIDA en Africa. Lynne y Bill residen en los suburbios de Chicago y tienen dos hijos adultos.
Reviews - What do customers think about Nice Girls Don't Change The World?
Get moving! Jan 16, 2007
What I liked most about this book is that it motivated me to get moving. Over the past year, I've been on a journey of self-discovery and this book helped me verify a lot of important issues, the main one being that my voice does matter! It's short and so simple to read, yet filled with life long lessons. Who wants to watch life pass them by? Not me and obviously not Lynne Hybels either. I'd strongly suggest this book to read alone or in a book club. It's not set up for discussion, but there's no doubt that you'll have plenty to talk about. So, get moving!
Powerful and Honest Dec 4, 2006
This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. My husband and I read it together and had many meaningful sometimes teary conversations along the way. I recently bought 8 copies for some of my friends. All of them loved it. They don't want to be nice girls anymore either. This book is powerful and honest. Thanks Lynne, for honestly telling your story. It's given me the courage to do the same.
Touching May 1, 2006
Lynne Hybels writes with great insight and vulnerability. I truly appreciate her willingness to share the wisdom she has gained with her journey. O that young girls would be taught these truths early on by their mothers, and especially their fathers, and be able to hold onto their unique, God-given sense of self throughout their lives.
All that creative energy and intelligence unleashed...well, it would change the world.
A worthwhile story but way too short Mar 26, 2006
This has got to be one of the shortest books I have read in ages - and at ý8.99 in the UK ($14.99 in the US) I can hardly consider it good value.
Lynne Hybels, wife of Bill Hybels of Willow Creek, tells us about her life as a pastor's wife and how she conformed to all the expectations of her role as mother, woman, pastor's wife, Christian - but missed out on the joy and true power that God can provide. An experience of depression and counselling helped her to understand her true role - not just as a support to those around her, but as someone God can use directly.
The book is hardback with arty photos to illustrate some of her points; the lines are widely spaced and it's a slim volume anyway, but I was astounded to discover I had read the whole book in just sixteen minutes. It was a good read, well-written, but I can't consider it value for money.
Blown away! Mar 1, 2006
i have to be honest, i had preconceptions about both this book and its author. i was wrong, wrong, WRONG. this book addresses a problem almost no one talks about in the church. it's not about feminism, or about the conflict between stay-at-home-moms and those who work outside the home. it's about being who God wants you to be. being a "nice girl" is about being who everyone else wants you to be, no matter what direction that takes. women in the church have for too long misunderstood what it means to be a Godly woman, no matter how they label it, and this book manages, in less than 100 pages, to address the issue, speaking to the heart, and provide a path to transformation in a simple, but not simplistic, way. it's such an amazing message that it's the foundation for a women's group a friend of mine and i are teaching. don't discount this book--it can start you on a life of freedom in Christ that you never imagined possible!