The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned (Nyree Press, August 2015)
Are you tired of waiting for change to happen in your life? Do you feel stuck, even though you want to live more intentionally?
In today’s world, our most precious pursuit of a life well lived gets squeezed out by the silliest of things: binging on Netflix or ice cream, shopping trips for things we don’t need, bad habits we can’t seem to get a handle on, and so much more. Valerie has been there despite knowing what she wanted for her life. Actually do it? That’s the challenge.
After gobbling up all the non-fiction and self-help books her donut-filled belly could handle, she decided it was time to put her knowledge to good use and start actually living it out. You will hear about her journey through victories and plenty of failures and find practical tips to apply to your own pursuit of holiness. You will find homework at the end of each chapter that includes a worksheet to put real change in motion for your own life as well as recommended books to further study those topics that really test you.
My opinion: I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, it sounded interesting but I just wasn't sure if I would enjoy it or not. Thankfully it was well written and engaging and was much better than I anticipated it to be! I can relate to the author who is good about reading self help books but is not so good about applying them to her own life. I felt the author did a fabulous job at writing in a way that the reader feels engaged and convicted without feeling guilty and I really like that. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.