Wednesday, September 11, 2013

"Becoming Free - A Woman's Guide To Internal Strength" by Christy Monson -

I am so amazed with the insight that Christy Monson brings to this beautifully written book: "Becoming Free - A  Woman's Guide to Internal Strength." Last week I did the review on her Children's book entitled; "Love, Hugs, and Hope - When Scary Things Happen.". I now find that this new self-help book is another outstanding book by Christy. In this book she caught my attention immediately with her description of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar becoming free to become a beautiful butterfly. We all have issues in our lives that we would like to change and become free. 
I find this book is an answer to my prayers. I have been diligently praying for a way to get control over my life; to free up time for things I love doing but still do those have to's we all have in our lives. Each day ends with me not completing the most important things to me.
I have been struggling with some relationships issues in my life. I am finding that I constantly worry about my children and become easily frustrated with some of their choices.
 I recently had two of my older grandchildren come at  different times to stay with us for a short time. During this time I found I didn't know how to communicate very well with them. I have felt guilty that I haven't been able to help them like I thought I could or should have.
My husband and I are serving on an Inner City Mission and have found that those we are assigned to work with have very complicated lives and some are suffering with mental illness and almost all of them have been victims of abuse. We have prayed for ways that we might be able to guide them in making changes in their lives. With all these concerns, I feel like this book was written just for me. 
We all experience change in our lives; we are constantly evolving through different stages of life. As I intermingle with friends, I find all of us have a need at one time or another to seek  help in making the corrections we desire in our lives. 
Through the years I have read various self-help books but this is the best I have read.
Christy shares real life stories of those she helped in her family therapy practice. She worked with all ages and with all kinds of different life situations. I found her book to be positive and very uplifting. One of the suggested ways to use this book is to read the book first and then go back and work through each chapter. I loved how the chapters flowed. This book can help you deal with your own individual struggles. You will also learn how to communicate with others in your process of transforming.
I loved the chapters on goal setting and how to work through that process. The overview steps after each chapter are helpful in sitting up your individual goals,  thus working through your own unique process of change. I loved the idea of writing your feelings and thoughts in a journal along with visualization techniques, mediation and especially looking for moments of gratitude. I love to journal so this will be the best way for me to use this book.  
As I read each of the parts and sub-headings; I found  answers to my various questions   about my own way of dealing with my life. The book is positive and filled with insights on handling  the delicate relationships that we all have.
Part 4: Practicing the Process just pulled all of the other parts together to make one great whole.
I planned to use this book to make adjustments in my own life and I hope you will too. I want to become like the butterfly; I want to be free.

Look here to purchase both of these new books by Christy Monson~


Christy Monson said...

Thanks LeAnn. Your posts are always full of such insight. You share of yourself in a way that we all identify with. Hugs.

Denise said...

Awesome review, thanks.

Grammy Staffy said...

It sounds like it is a very good book. I will have to get a copy. I'm sorry that you are going through a difficult time. I too feel like I am not accomplishing all I should... however, don't be so hard on yourself. I'm sure that you are a great blessing to your family and those you serve on your mission.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I wish you luck with your apple canning. Look at my post from last week. I did a step by step guide to canning apples. If you have any qts. after looking at my post give me a call. I'll be happy to walk you through it. It is easy to do but time consuming. good luck
Hugs, Lura

singing/granny said...

Sounds like another book I should read! I am grateful for people with insight that share with the rest of us. I am always looking for ways to improve. Thank you once again, sweet LeAnn! I always enjoy reading your posts! Melody

Debbie said...

Sounds like a great book for my mom!!

It's always best to have someone recommend a book, thanks for the review!!

Debbie said...

i purchased 2 of for my mom and one for my mil. i put them away for christmas!!

thanks so much for taking the time to enter this review!!


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