Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Jesus, Career Counselor: A Book Review
Written to help readers get, find, and keep the work they love, JESUS, Career Counselor weaves together practical self-help concepts, intriguing stories, relevant statistics, and Bible scriptures. Divided into four sections centered on the four natural giftings or personalities of people, this book explores twelve dreams that God has for each individual -- including rise, risk, roar, renew, regenerate, rejoice, relate, and more. It then instructs readers in how to realize each one of these dreams, no matter their natural inclination.
As individual personalities of Fire, Earth, Water, and Wind are explored, the book explains how the Fire of excitement translates to Leadership Skills, how the Earth of grounding translates into Good Habits and Character Development, how the Water of life-giving becomes Relationship Skills, and how the Wind of release becomes the Creativity and Innovation, which are in high demand in every industry in the world today.
Readers will learn how to discover their four greatest talents and create their personal Talent Shield, which will help them choose a meaningful career based on their Life's Mission Statement.
Each chapter serves as a free-standing career guidepost, and includes Career Exercises, pertinent Word Definitions, Career Choices for individual gifting, Self-Quizzes, and Reader Study Guides.
About The Author:
Laurie Beth Jones is an internationally recognized bestselling author, speaker, inspirational life coach, and trainer; and she offers small group, online, and one-on-one training. Laurie Beth's books on the workplace have sold more than one million copies and been translated into sixteen foreign languages. Some of these titles have spent more than thirteen months on the BusinessWeek bestseller list and have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time magazine, CNN Financial, and more.
Recently named one of the top thirty leaders in the United States by an independent research firm, Jones has been featured in major media outlets and been invited to speak in all pillars of society, such as business, education, health care, government, faith and service organizations, the mass media, and the disenfranchised.
A business-development coach and consultant to CEOs and organizations, Laurie Beth has conducted training or provided leadership products for major companies, including Tyson Foods, Purina-Nestlé, Neiman Marcus, Pfizer, CitiFinancial, and American Express.
For more information, please visit www.lauriebethjones.com and follow the author on Twitter: twitter.com/LaurieBethJone
Although I am currently a Stay-At-Home-Mom, I was very intrigued by the title and subject of this book. How do find a job that you love, and that you know God wants you at? That is the premise of this book by Laurie Beth Jones. If you are just graduating from college, in between jobs, wanting a career change, or been out of the workforce for a while (like me), this would be an ideal book for you. It is well written and gives the reader great insight about doing jobs that not only take into consideration our gifts and passions, but to live life to the fullest and to live it the way God wants us to - with PASSION! With strong Biblical references, you will be encouraged throughout this wonderful little book!
This book would be an ideal graduation gift which I highly recommend and give a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Jesus, Career Counselor by Laurie Beth Jones online at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca - You can also find it at your local bookseller.
***Thank you to FSB Media for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***