Tuesday, May 25, 2010

No More Christian Nice Girl: A Book Review

About The Book:

Be the Strong, Confident, and Caring Woman You Were Meant to Be

Tired of doing all you can for others while your relationships remain stuck in neutral--or headed in reverse? Paul Coughlin and psychologist Jennifer Degler show how being nice can harm you and drain the life out of your relationships. They explore the keys to fulfillment at home, work, church, and even in the bedroom. You'll discover that emulating the real Jesus is the key to transforming from a Christian Nice Girl into an authentic, powerful woman of loving faith.

About The Author:
Paul Coughlin is an international speaker and hosts a radio talk show in southern Oregon. He is the author of No More Christian Nice Guy, Married But Not Engaged, and No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps. Paul has been interviewed by Newsweek, Good Morning America, Nightline, C-SPAN, The New York Times, and The LA Times, among other media. His articles have appeared in many publications, including New Man, Faithworks, Today's Christian, Today's Christian Woman, and Ministries Today. He has also been editor of a weekly newspaper and a radio station program director. Paul is a happily married father, and is a contributor and blogger for Crosswalk.com. The Coughlin family lives in Medford, Oregon. Visit Paul's website at PaulCoughlin.net.
Jennifer D. Degler, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and life coach. A frequent speaker at women's events and marriage retreats, she also maintains a counseling practice, seeing adults, children, and couples for psychotherapy. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the founder of Creating Christian Change, a life coaching enterprise that works with clients across the United States helping them to create lives they love. She has been interviewed by the Lexington Herald-Leader and local NBC and CBS affiliates as an expert in life coaching and mental health issues. Jennifer and her husband, Jeff, live in Lexington, Kentucky, with their two teenage children.
You can read an excerpt of this book here.  
My Review:

This book is a must read for every women, no matter what age or stage you are in. Do you feel guilty for saying "no", yet feel like you are a "mat" to be stepped on, and pulled in a million different directions?

I know I have felt this one on more than one occasion. But girls, we need to live differently. This is not the way God wants us to live our lives. We don't have to say "yes" all the time.

No More Christian Nice Girl will show you how to say "no" so that you will learn boundaries and create the family, relationships, marriage, career and even the sex life God fully intended you to have in the first place!

This book is full of Biblically sound advice that will teach you that being firm and assertive at times is not a bad thing. There is even an awesome chart at the end of the book of all the times where Jesus, himself was firm and assertive. He is our ultimate example that there is a time to be "nice" but there is also times to stand up for what is right, even being the "no more nice"!

A very well-written and easy read book that is well organized and will change your life for the better! I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase No More Christian Nice Girl online here, through Bethany House Publishers, available May 2010.  It is also available through your favorite, local Christian bookseller

***A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Bethany House and Graf-Martin, for the purpose of review on this blog***

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a terrific book! Thanks for sharing your review.