Item description for A Woman's Secret to a Balanced Life: Finding God's Refreshing Priorities for You by Lysa TerKeurst & Sharon Jaynes...
Overview From the leadership of Proverbs 31 Ministries comes this essential book for every Christian woman who wants a more balanced life. Using the principles of the Proverbs 31 woman, the authors invite the reader to learn seven vital ways she can prioritize her life: Revere Jesus Christ as Lord; Love, honor, and respect her husband; Nurture her children; Create a loving environment for family and friends; faithfully oversee time and money; Mentor others, develop godly friendships; Extend herself to meet community needs.
From the leadership of Proverbs 31 Ministries comes this essential book for every Christian woman who wants a more balanced life.
Using the principles of the Proverbs 31 woman, the authors invite the reader to learn seven vital ways she can prioritize her life: Revere Jesus Christ as Lord.Love, honor, and respect her husband.Nurture her childrenCreate a loving environment for family and friends.Faithfully oversee time and money.Mentor others. Develop Godly friendships.Extend herself to meet community needs.
Previously published by Moody Publishers as "Seven Life Principles for Every Woman." Revised with added study guide.
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.55" Height: 0.69" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736914021 ISBN13 9780736914024
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More About Lysa TerKeurst & Sharon Jaynes
Lysa TerKeurst is an author, speaker, and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries. In the midst of her busy schedule, Lysa is an everyday woman who simply seeks to glorify God through her life and family. She and her husband, Art, reside near Charlotte, North Carolina, with their five priority blessings named Jackson, Mark, Hope, Ashley, and Brooke.
Lysa TerKeurst currently resides in the state of North Carolina.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Woman's Secret to a Balanced Life: Finding God's Refreshing Priorities for You?
Delightful Oct 6, 2004
Lysa and Sharon have the wonderful gift of covering many topics yet you have the feeling that they are covering them in great depth. They provide practical ideas based in Scripture and toss in for our enjoyment and instruction, their own worlds of struggle and success. I always enjoy Lysa and Sharon's books and this is no exception.
Befriending Balance Sep 16, 2004
A Woman's Secret to a Balanced Life is a wellspring of practical, powerful, and pertinent Biblical counsel about what it means to be a godly woman. Authors Sharon Jaynes and Lysa TerKeurst have opened floodgates of wisdom by employing a fascinating metaphor about seven "principle-pools" from which women can dip for refreshment and refocusing on their God- given roles and responsibilities. Using the "Proverbs Thirty-One Woman" as their model, they encourage and enable women to prioritize and reach realistic goals for revering Jesus, honoring their husbands, nurturing their relationships with their children and friends, creating welcoming homes, and contributing to their communities. They write with incredible passion and often surprising poignancy, as they reveal the depths of their hearts. One thing is certain: Sharon and Lysa have dipped their pens into living water, writing an inspired book whose ripples will be felt for years to come. As they prepare women to become vessels into which the Spirit of the living Christ is poured, His blessings will overflow to the lives they touch, and continue cascading throughout the generations.
-Lynn D. Morrissey, author of Love Letters to God: Deeper Intimacy through Written Prayer (Multnomah) and AWSA/CLASS speaker
Not bad, but could be better Sep 12, 2004
I am always on the look-out for a new spin on the Proverbs 31 woman and how I can strive to be a woman of excellence. So I confess- I bought this book with high hopes. The authors are the leaders of Proverbs 31 ministries- a nation-wide ministry to women.
First the positive- Jaynes and Terkeurst discuss seven principles for women to organize their lives around. In summary, these principles are:
1) Your faith 2) Your marriage 3) Your children 4) Your home 5) Your resources (time, money) 6) Your friends 7) Your ministry
I found these to be a very easy non-stressful way to think about the various areas of my life. Frankly, as 21st century women, we have so many competing priorities in our lives! I think they've provided a helpful framework for us to help prioritize what is truly important in our lives.
The drawbacks to this book is that
1) the authors really do not delve deeply into Scripture. A lot of their reasoning is based on personal experience and anecdotes. These can be helpful examples- but personally I would have liked to see the authors explain biblically why each of these principles is important and is a mark of a godly women.
2) Sometimes I left a section of the book without a clear understanding as to how I could make these principles work in my life. For example, in the section on making God our number one priority, the authors gave a short acrostic about setting apart time with God, but really left things at that. There was no explaination about how to set up a quiet time, how to read your Bible, or pray.
3) I thought one area that was lacking is that really, the Proverbs 31 woman would also take care of herself. Chapters on exercise or diet would have been beneficial.
All in all, the authors have a good message. This book is a good starting point for those who want to pursue being a woman of excellence. I would recommend following up on each of these principles by reading various books in those arenas for further study.
Other recommended authors on this topic: Elizabeth George, Cynthia Heald, Carolyn Mahaney, Pat Ennis, Elaine Getz, Martha Peace, Barbara Hughes, Anne Ortlund, Susan Hunt, Nancy Leigh DeMoss