*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*
A Search for Health, Happiness and a Full Night’s Sleep
I got an email about the “Nourished” book from Laura Beth with FlyByPromotions and thought is sounded like a miracle. Health, happiness and sleep…together? Is it possible?? I definitely said “yes” in wanting to review it!!!
What a wonderful book!! Just like the picture on the cover, it feels as if you’re sitting down to tea with a few friends. Their topics and kind words really touch your heart and make you feel “normal” and “valued”. I love the list of the “Top 10 Everyday Stressors” on page 26. How did they get a copy of my list? Some of the everyday stressors being “Stress of Schedules“, “Stress of Negative Body Image” and “Stress of Raising Children” (along with others) were so to the point and the chapter had some great information on how to get through these.
I loved hearing how the two authors had similar, as well as, different circumstances in relation to the topics. It’s always a blessing to hear two sides to things, and just like in Proverbs 19:20-21 where it says, “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” If you get ideas and/or advice from a group of people, you can then go with what feels right to you, and go with the way that the Lord is leading you.
I love how Becky Johnson & Rachel Randolph “talk” in the book. You can tell that they are women after God’s heart and wanting to help others in their walk with the Lord. Us, as women, need to be more like this. Keeping each other “Nourished” in this crazy world, helps ourselves to say “Nourished” in God’s love!
This is definitely a book that I would recommend getting as a gift for your friend, Mom, wife, sister…or anyone who loves to read great stories from great people!
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:
•Exhaustion of parenting
•Feeling like a spiritual slacker
•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.
Published by Zondervan, January 2015.
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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: www.laughcrycook.com
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. Website/Blog: www.nourishedmama.com
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.