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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Women Living Well...A Book Review and Giveaway!!!

Are you familiar with Courtney Joseph?  Up until about two months ago, I wasn't--had never heard of her, actually.  But oh my--I was missing out--and I want to make sure that you're not.

Courtney Joseph is a fellow homeschool Momma with a passion for God and a gift for writing.  She has spent many years leading women's Bible studies, and she co-founded an online Bible study community at Good Morning Girls.

And now, she has written her first book, Women Living Well, which I got to preview, and which is now available for you to purchase for your very own self!  And, by the way, you need to!  

Just let me tell you about this book:

Women Living Well:  Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids, and Your Home starts out right in your face:

And, to me, this book was that powerful all the way through.  Courtney continually reminds us throughout that God is there.  He knows us, He loves us, and He is patiently waiting for us to come to Him.  He's got our backs, and He can support us--but it's HIS voice, HIS word, HIS rules that we need to pay attention to.

Women Living Well is then broken down into four sections that help us mommas work this through for ourselves:  Your Walk With the King, Your Marriage, Your Parenting, and Your Homemaking.  All four sections are beautifully written by someone who makes you feel like you're talking to your best friend--a best friend with some great insight:

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On "walking with the King":  "I charge my cell phone daily because without power it goes dead.  Similarly, we need to plug into God's power daily.  We need to be recharged by His words and His strength daily."

On three ways to be a helper to your husband:  "Know your husband.  Do not compare your husband to your friend's husband, your brother-in-law, or even your pastor!  Do not wait for your husband to 'deserve' to be helped."  (Ouch)

On parenting:  "Have you ever lain in bed awake at night and wondered, 'why me?  I don't understand these circumstances, God!'  Have you ever felt like a failure, as if the rest of the world has it figured out, and you are the only one who just can't seem to pull it together?"  (No?  Just me?)

On homemaking:  "If you are a homemaking-challenged woman, take heart.  There is hope!  I was too.  I grew up in a beautifully clean and well-managed home, but it did not rub off on me.  Homemaking is hard work, if you actually do it right."

Courtney isn't shy in sharing what she finds in her Bible reading.  And through her transparency and honesty, I was truly blessed and encouraged.  I hope you will be, too, which is why I am giving away a signed copy of this winning book!

But, listen, if you don't win, really, really consider buying the book.  I'm telling you, it's been a huge blessing to me.


  1. I'm most excited about the section "Walking with the King." That is an area of my life that I struggle with....that is, finding where it fits, and being disciplined to get up in the morning.

  2. Am looking forward to enjoying the whole book

  3. "Your Walk with the King" is the section of the book I'm most interested in reading. The other sections also sound great, but I think that everything else flows out of walking with the King.

  4. I am most looking forward to reading the section on "Your Walk with the King" because I think that everything else flows out of that.

  5. I am looking forward to the whole book. jennifer

  6. Three Ways to be a Helper to Your Husband!

  7. I am excited to find out how I can please God more every day.

  8. Excited about the Walk with the King and Homemaking but the whole book sounds amazing!

  9. All.Of.The.Book. :) The whole thing. I just know this whole thing is going to bless my heart and life.

  10. I am excited to read this whole book! I discovered Courtney over a year ago and have so enjoyed her Women Living Well blog and the GMG Bible studies. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  11. I am excited to read the whole book! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  12. I would love to win this book and use it as a conversational tool for a group in our area called MUMS ~ Mother's Uplifting Mothers. I am one of the leaders to this group of amazing christian women who have come together to support each other in this day and age where it is easy to judge and be judged.

  13. Walk with the King.



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