Category Leadership

Daughters in Danger

Daughters in Danger: Helping Our Girls Thrive in Today's CultureDaughters in Danger
By Dr. Elayne Bennett and Dr. Meg Meeker
Thomas Nelson
Retail Price $24.99
Amazon Price: $15.80

Book Description: 

Respected family advocate Elayne Bennett brings hope and encouragement to families and shows the way to save our daughters from the many threats they face. Many girls today are caught up in a world that devalues them and prioritizes perceived needs and desires, in ways that will break their very hearts. Much of our culture undermines girls and damages their souls.Elayne Bennett has worked tirelessly in urban, suburban, and rural environments to bring hope and guidance to the lives of girls. In Daughters in Danger she reveals:

  • How American families can rescue daughters from the negative and destructive patterns of our culture
  • Why progressive feminism is the wrong answer and an inadequate solution
  • How mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, friends, schools, colleges and universities can be involved in saving our daughters
  • The success of the Best Friends and Best Men program models

We all—especially families—bear the responsibility for encouraging and supporting, training and directing, loving and cherishing daughters everywhere.  This book is an inspiring call to take action for their sakes.

 

Review

This was a fascinating read! I learned so much. Now I have more tools by which to teach my young daughter how to be aware of her surroundings. Now I can also be more thoughtful to those around me as we all have different and similar stories. Snap judgments no more; now I pause for more thought. I worry less for our safety because I am teaching my daughter how to be inclusive and open to her environment rather than shuttered off. We are learning to nurture and trust our intuition. We are learning the damage denial can cause and working through our own fears as a family.  This book is a call to action on behalf of our daughters and other young women who need to be mentored.

~Reviewed by Karleigh C.

    Fight

    Fight: Winning the Battles That Matter MostFight
    By Craig Groeshel
    Zondervan
    Retail Price $15.99
    Amazon Price: $10.15

    Book Description: 

    Author and pastor Craig Groeschel helps you uncover who you really are—a man created in the image of God with a warrior’s heart—and how to fight the good fight for what’s right. You will find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight—the ones that determine the state of your heart, the quality of your marriage, and the spiritual health of your family. Craig will also look at examples from the Bible, including our good buddy Samson. Yep, the dude with the rippling biceps and hippie hair and a thing for Delilah. You may be surprised how much we have in common with this guy. By looking at his life, you’ll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You’ll become who God made you to be: A man who knows how to fight for what’s right. And don’t you dare show up for this fight unarmed. Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God It’s time to fight like a man. For God’s Sake, FIGHT.

    Fight

    This was a very motivating and inspirational book.  I have more time to listen than to read, so I listened to the audiobook first   and really enjoyed it. It was read by the author and he did a fantastic job.  I decided to read the book as well so I could highlight passages that I wanted to apply to my life.  It read  more like a conversation that he was having with me, man to man.  Rather than advocating some kind authoritarian male behavior, the author is encouraging men to focus on themselves and become all that God has called them to be.

    ~Reviewed by John C.

      The Seven Decisions

      The Seven Decisions
      By Andy Andrews
      Thomas Nelson
      Retail Price $19.99
      Amazon Price: $15.13

      Book Description:

      Just one of these decisions can alter the course of a person’s life.  What if you decided to master all seven?
      In this revised and repackaged version of Mastering the Seven Decisions, master storyteller and life coach Andy Andrews has fast-forwarded the concept of success and what it takes to make it stick.  Seeking out what separates the ordinary life from the extraordinary, Andrews has spent much of his life dissecting countless biographies and spending time with some of the most successful people on the planet in an effort to understand the principles that propel them toward greatness.The result: seven simple principles that – when applied consistently- render extraordinary lives. Through his entertaining, down-to-earth style, Andrews introduces these principles and offers all the tools necessary to make lasting changes in your life.The consistent application of the Seven Decisions brings about what can only be called miracles: What was once labeled “impossible” actualizes.  Opportunities that once eluded you are now attracted to you.  Dysfunctional relationships transform into harmonious ones.  Life, which was once a struggle, now becomes an exciting adventure!

       

      Author Andy Andrews is an American author of self-help/advice books that are couched in stories. He is known for his 2002 bestselling book The Traveler’s Gift.  He has written over 20 books and sold more than 3.5 million copies around the world. His ability to communicate practical truth about relevant topics through short stories is life changing for his readers.  This book is a bit different than many of his past books, but is just as powerful.  Here he shares his insights and advice about how to be successful and he gives a unique perspective on what success looks like.  I recommend any book by Andy Andrews, including this one.  It will change your life.

      ~Reviewed by Dave H.