Julie Ziglar Norman is the daughter of Zig Ziglar, who is a positive, upbeat, speaker and author. I haven’t heard of Zig Ziglar prior to reading this book. Julie has a personal story about living her own life. She had to face the pressure of trying to live up to the expectations of how successful her father was. This book encouraged me that I didn’t have to follow the crowd and I am free to be who God has made me to be. The book also proved to me that it is truly fine to be transparent, I can admit my struggles and failures, and I can choose to turn from them. I would recommend this breathtaking story to anyone who needs hope that God can use them for his higher purpose. If you’re struggling with believing that your past could hinder you from accomplishing your destiny think again! This book will disclose that we can learn from our mistakes and we can make wiser decisions.
The story that moved me the most was when Julie shared about a stranger helping her distinguish how the wrong choices lead her to where she was now. Julie and her husband struggled with drinking alcohol. The stranger spoke the truth into her life that she was drawn to her husband, and if she chose to leave him she would just go out and marry another drunk. This revealed the reality to me that if we don’t change what lead us to the first relationship we are likely to repeat our past with the current. The stranger also told her that she is the only who can change the path she is headed down. She couldn’t change her husband and make him stay sober. But she could choose to stay sober and say no to binge drinking. This book has amazing stories about making wise decisions, correcting the mistakes and choices we make, forgiving people and ourselves, and being who God has called us to be and not what people wants us to be! Reading this book will show readers there is still hope that God can take anything and they can be redeemed!
“I received this book for free from Litfuse Publicity Group/ Guideposts for this review”.
About the book:
Growing Up Ziglar by Julie Ziglar Norman
Julie Ziglar Norman often says her dad is the king of 'doing life right' and she is the poster child for 'doing life wrong.'
For over a quarter of a century she lived every day with regret, shame, guilt, and depression. But she was the daughter of the motivator's motivator, Zig Ziglar, and knew that she needed to be positive. So she gathered up all her negative self-talk and squashed it deep down inside where it couldn't ruin the bright and practiced smile she presented to the world.
'People might assume Zig Ziglar's daughter would automatically grow up to have a positive attitude,' Julie says. 'For a large portion of my life, I was just positive I was miserable!'
Her powerful and heartwarming story will move readers to laughter and tears. Mostly it will renew their faith in God's power to redeem all the wrong choices and bring them full circle to hope and healing. Julie urges readers not to settle for okay when God has true joy waiting for them. She shares tools to equip them to make the changes needed to find true freedom in every area of life.
Julie Ziglar Norman is the daughter of Zig Ziglar and for 20 years has been his personal editor. With a background in sales and business management, Julie has become a dynamic international motivational speaker. She lives in Texas with her husband, Jim, and continues the Ziglar legacy of encouragement.
Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/beyHN