Friday, February 13, 2015

Nourished: A Book Review and GIVEAWAY

About The Book:

Order-loving, thirty-something Rachel, and her laid-back, messy mother, Becky, are opposites in many ways. But they both believe that women long for a life that nourishes them inside and out. In this book, the mother-daughter duo will help you make that dream a reality by tackling the “Top 10 Stressors” that mess with a woman’s mind, such as:

•Cluttered Surroundings •Exhaustion of parenting
•Time-starved marriages •Feeling like a spiritual slacker
•Crowded Schedules •Negative Body Image

Following a series of trial-and-error experiments, Becky and Rachel share laugh-out-loud stories, fascinating research, and practical tips to design and a nourished life that fits your personality. By learning how to embrace “nourishing compromises,” you’ll never put happiness on hold again. If you are feeling drained, discontent, or discouraged, join a couple of understanding, entertaining companions on the journey from overwhelmed to nourished.

About The Authors:

Becky Johnson is the author, coauthor, or collaborator of more than forty books. She’s a natural storyteller who has inspired and entertained audiences for years. Most recently she co-authored We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook alone with a blog by the same name with her daughter, Rachel Randolph. She and her husband, Greg, live in Denver, Colorado. Website/blog:

Rachel Randolph writes and speaks with humor and honesty about parenting a toddler, young married life, and her mostly plant-based cooking adventures. Rachel is married to Jared, a high school football and baseball coach. They live near Dallas, Texas with their son, Jackson. Nourished is her second book.

My Review:

Reading Nourished was one of the books that I have absolutely needed to read, given the life season I am in. As a mom of two young children, a wife, a work at home mom running a child care program, and involved in my local church, I am pulled into many different directions, with a variety of roles and jobs that often leave me looking after many others, and almost always neglecting myself. 

Nourished was a heart-warming read that reminded me that my relationships and my own well-being rely on nourished myself. Without taking time for me, I cannot possibly meet the needs of all those in my life that need me. It's ironic that this is the third such book with this theme I have read since the new year. I think God is trying to teach me some valuable lessons, and He absolutely has gifted this mother-daughter duo with the words they write in Nourished. 

The book is humorous at times, serious at times, full of great tips to help the reader thrive, even in chaos of life. The book was a great reminder to let go, give things to God and let those around us that we love and have friendships with fill our love-tanks so we can get past feeling depleted and empty. It is a book that I will read again soon, and regularly.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Nourished online through Amazon. It is also available through your local favorite Christian book retailer.

One (1) reader
 will win

MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell me one way you help nourish yourself

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