Monday, January 21, 2019

Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendships in a Lonely World Review

This February, Sally Clarkson, is teaming up with her daughters Sarah and Joy in the new release Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendships in a Lonely World.
Discover the gift of friendship!
In a time when many women feel lonely and isolated, Girls’ Club calls us to embrace the delight and comfort that can be found in life-giving friendships with women— and to cultivate relationships that not only offer emotional affirmation and acceptance, but also inspire, educate, and stretch us to live out our God-given potential.

Told through stories and encouragement based on the authors’ experiences—Sally, a seasoned mother and well beloved author; her daughter Sarah, an Oxford scholar and new mother; and her youngest daughter Joy, a professional young woman pursuing her doctorate—Girls’ Club will speak to the importance of cultivating deep and lasting friendship at every stage in life. Join Sally, Sarah, and Joy as they explore the power, difficulties, potential, beauty, and satisfaction of friendships that help us live purposeful, Godly lives and that satisfy our longing for meaningful and intimate companionship.

Also available: The Girls’ Club Experience (9781496436115), a companion guide to help women plant and deepen the roots of friendship.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review Q&A- 

- What did you like about the book and why?  I like the bond and family aspect of this book.   It is filled with great stories and created to take some time to read.  

- What did you not like about the book and why?  I had no dislike, but I do wish that I had a girls club of my own or atleast the family aspect.  

- What did you learn?  To read the encouragement included from these wonderful ladies and take away a good feeling.  

- To whom would you recommend this book and why?  The book can be beneficial for older teens and middle aged or older because they would connect and find the quality, however any reader male or female can take away from the chapters in a good way.  

Dangerous Prayers 50 Powerful Prayers That Changed the World Review

Dangerous Prayers
50 Powerful Prayers That Changed the World

World-changers. Rebels. Rejecters of the status quo. Throughout history, Christians were never meant to have a safe faith.

Learn from the brave ones who have gone before you with Dangerous Prayers, an inspiring collection of prayers from people who have changed the world. Exploring historical figures, cultural icons, political leaders, saints, and martyrs, this book offers you a rich visual experience to explore the power of dynamic prayers.

From St. Francis of Assisi to Harriet Tubman to Billy Graham, God can use ordinary people who pray courageous prayers to do extraordinary things for Him. No matter your age, position, or status, praying dangerous prayers will change your life—and likely the world around you as well.

Gain wisdom from the prayer lives of spiritual giants and invigorate your faith as you consider those who came before you with Dangerous Prayers.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  Lots of faith based reading in this book which also includes famous people.  While we will never be sure how many other prayers did not make it in the book, I was happy to read the ones that did and think that this would make a really nice read on off time or during a time when you need reflection. 

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  Winner Takes All by Laurie Winter Storm Thompson wants to be anywhere but Liberty Ridge. Especially since his hometown also contains his childhood nemesis, Colleen Gardner. With a young daughter and mentally ill mother to care for, he struggles to simply make ends meet. Every day, his goal of owning an organic farm slips further out of reach. Psychiatrist Colleen Gardner has her sights set on starting a retreat to help veterans suffering from PTSD. She's done well but her small town fundraisers just aren't enough. "The Great American Scavenger Hunt" TV show offers a million-dollar prize, and Colleen and Storm are selected as competitors. Both resolve to do whatever is needed to win, even using the other to get ahead. Storm and Colleen compete to fund their dreams, but their already tattered relationship becomes more strained. Only one will win the money. But will love prove the ultimate prize?

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Cuddle up in a two-person ‘Double-Header’ Sweater from Zulily

Whether you love or hate it, Valentine’s Day is upon us, and e-tailer Zulily is providing the ultimate way to bond with the ones you love – a Valentine’s Day Double-Header Sweater! Whether you’re celebrating with your besties, your parents, your partner or even your pet, we’ve got the ultimate gift and some interesting stats to go along with it…

A recent survey by online retailer Zulily has the low down on all things Valentine’s Day:

On February 14th, over 40% of Americans – more than 130M people – will be celebrating Valentine’s Day.

 That’s a whole lotta lovin’! When asked ‘what is the most offensive Valentine’s Day gift you’ve ever received,’ a quarter of Americans (24%) unveiled ‘no gift at all,’ followed by ‘a breakup’ (6%)!
BFFS over boyfriends. If women were to celebrate ‘Galentine’s Day’ (aka hanging with your gal pals on Valentine’s Day), over a quarter of women would prefer to get pampered (26%) – who needs romance with mud wraps, massages and manis in your future?

If choosing to wear a Valentine’s Day-themed two-person sweater, both men and women would prefer to ‘wear it out with their pet (23%/19%), over their significant others or BFFs. Second to ‘wear[ing] it out with their pet[s],’ both men and women would prioritize ‘wear[ing] [a two-person sweater] for a pic, just for social media’ (15%/17%).

No matter what your plans are or who your spending Valentine’s Day with, Zulily has the perfect gift! Available in four unisex styles (see images below), these Valentine’s Day Double-Header Sweaters, available on Zulily starting 1/21, are not only Instagram-worthy but will bring you closer to the people you love. So, grab your significant other, BFF, or even your fur baby because life’s just better when you’re in a sweater together!


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