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The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned by Valerie Woerner Book Review

My Review:

One of my favorite chapters was the chapter on boundaries. I have personal struggled with telling someone no when they want me to do something and commit to something. This one discussed critical questions to ask ourselves about our commitments and priories. I thought these questions were great and this is something I will have to ponder before taking on too much. I will also take Valerie’s suggestion and begin writing out my commitments and listing the things to say yes to and the things to decline.

I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who is prepared to refine their life and they are ready to dig deeper into the Word of God and to live out Jesus teachings. I really enjoyed the vast topics Valerie Woerner covered such as boundaries, goals, waiting, joy, influence, health, and so much more. I loved how she shared tips throughout the chapters to assist readers into growing in their spiritual lives. Another favorite chapter was the one on waiting on God’s timing. I loved how she was transparent about how she struggled with being single and waiting on God’s perfect timing. She revealed that she didn’t have a boyfriend until she was almost 25 years old. She also shared how she met her husband. I can relate to her story since I didn’t have my first girlfriend until I was 24. I immensely liked how she shared a few reasons that the waiting process can still be beautiful and life changing. Waiting for the timing on meeting your future spouse is difficult when everyone else is getting married and having babies and you’re believing for the same thing in your life. But waiting teaches us to be grateful before it happens and to also be thankful when it finally does happen. If you’re looking for an impactful book to guide you in your spiritual walk, then read this one!

“I received a review copy of The Finishing School from Litfuse for this review.”

About the book:

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.

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About the author: 

Valerie Woerner is owner of Val Marie Paper. She and her husband, Tyler, live in Louisiana with their daughter, Vivi Mae. The Finishing School is her first book.

Connect with Valerie: websiteTwitter, Instagram


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