Monday, December 30, 2013
12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman (Updated and Revised) by Lane P. Jordan
The book 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman (Practical Tips for Managing Your Home and Your Family) by Lane P. Jordan is the type of book you keep on the bookshelf to read and re-read regularly. To say it plainly - I really like this book! Lane is genuine and she is very skilled at offering solid advice that is do-able, aligns with God's Word, and covers pretty much every area of a woman's life.
This updated edition deals with things in our lives that really were not an issue in the early '90's. Smart phones? Facebook? Twitter? All things I use daily (even when writing this book review) but unheard of not so long ago...unless you attended Harvard, then you know what Facebook really is.
In many ways the need to be more organized is more important for women today than ever before. We're tempted with time consumers all day long, every single day. And where our time goes, our days go, our relationships go, our homes go, our lives go. Organizing your life is what this book is really about. And I am thankful for it's timely message.
Rather than chapters, each section is referred to as a "Step". Each step opens with a verse from the Bible. Lane begins where a woman who loves the Lord should begin - her daily walk with God. We can't live the lives He has planned for us on our own. We have to rely on Him from the time we arise until each day has ended. The author offers advice about how to make God's priorities our priorities. Each step ends with a "Bringing It Home" segment, including another verse, questions for reflection, and a short paragraph on practical application. The reader is given tools to make her life more organized for real, not simply on paper.
Topics discussed include: marriage, outreach, time, career, health, children, emotions, and more. The author of 12 Steps to Becoming a More Organized Woman is frank, but never pushy. Honest, open and warm in her frankness - something of a Titus 2 mentor in between the front and back cover of this book. Don't just read Lane's book - apply it. The new year is a great time to start living a more organized life.
Lane P. Jordan's book is available on Amazon HERE.
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 5.
I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.
Day 296 done :)
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study