Friday, March 11, 2011
The Me Project: A Book Review
Most women in the midst of careers, marriage, raising children, and caring for parents set their personal goals aside. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in their hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor will motivate women to take daily steps toward bringing purpose back into their lives and give them the confidence they can do it in spite of busy schedules.
A woman who reads and applies The Me Project will:
- discover the unique plan God has for her life and her role as a wife, mother, worker, or volunteer
- gather a community of like-minded women who want to make their goals a priority
- change her attitudes toward her roles in life, as well as how she approaches her personal goals
This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving their goals each day for three weeks, bringing a sense of vitality and exhilaration back into their lives.
About The Author:
Kathi Lipp helps women renovate their life with projects for the soul. She is a national speaker and author who inspires thousands each year to take beneficial action steps in their personal, marital, and spiritual lives. Her wit and wisdom will give you new ways to:
•Avoid settling for less than God’s loving plan for your life.
•Develop new levels of warmth and tenderness with your spouse.
•Return fun and flirting to your marriage.
•Boost your confidence to follow God-given dreams and goals.
•Create an environment of encouragement in your friendships
Kathi is the author of The Husband Project: 21 Days to Loving Your Man on Purpose and with a Plan and The Marriage Project: 21 Days to Reigniting Your Relationship (coming Fall, 2009). In addition, her articles have appeared in Today’s Christian Woman, Bay Area Parent, Focus on the Family, Discipleship Journal, and Christian Parenting Today.
Church leaders and women’s ministry directors rely on Kathi to help women move from living out of obligation to enjoying godly passion. She shares her cheerful humor and biblical insights over 45 times a year at conferences and retreats.
Kathi and her husband, Roger, are parents of four teenagers and live in San Jose, California. They are members of Church on the Hill where Roger is the programming director of the worship arts ministry.
Renovate your life with a project for your soul!
The Me Project is probably one of my favorite reads so far in 2011. I thoroughly have enjoyed implementing mini-projects from her previously work, The Husband Project, so was really excited to see what The Me Project would be like. I loved it!
This book takes you on a journey. First you need to develop a journal of 50 things you would like to do in your lifetime. Big or small projects, it doesn't matter....just make the list. Then Lipp takes you on the path to make your dreams a reality but taking small, baby steps. Throughout, she reminds us to make sure these dreams are not just ours for our life, but God's. She reminds us to pray and listen to God and use the gifts He has gifted us to do His will. Your life will be transformed as you read this book.
I always thought some of my goals and ambitions were out of reach and now I know, really know, they aren't. I just have to start somewhere, with one goal and move forward and just do it. If it is a goal that God wants you to complete, it will be done. My copy of The Me Project is highlighted and marked up...there are so many wonderful tips and words of encouragement. Perfect for a stay at home mom like myself, who is always doing stuff for everyone else, I am so glad that I have found a book that encourages me to do something for myself, with the Lord guiding me through it. Thank you Kathi Lipp for your words....through encouragement and humor, I am ready to do my 50/50 journal!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase The Me Project by Kathi Lipp, and her other books, online through her website. It is also available through your local Christian bookseller.
***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and Kathy Carlton Willis Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***