Saturday, October 18, 2014

{{Book Review}} The Woman Code: 20 Powerful Keys to Unlock Your Life by Sophia A. Nelson

Every woman lives by a code, whether she realizes it or not. It informs how she treats others and herself, how much she expects of herself, and how far she is willing to go in order to find success. But is the code we're living by truly helping us create the lives of purpose and fulfillment we desire? Or are we sacrificing the deeper things for mere achievement? 

In this inspiring book, Sophia A. Nelson calls women to live out a powerful life code that will lead them to purposeful and successful lives. With the wisdom that comes from experience, Nelson reveals to women

· the true meaning of "having it all"
· how to take better care of their minds, bodies, and souls
· how to achieve professional excellence without compromising their values
· how to find lasting love and purpose in life beyond their accomplishments
· how to navigate the sisterhood of women, to build collaboration rather than competition
· how to heal from past hurts, rejection, and life's inevitable storms
· and much more

The Woman Code is a way of living, of navigating life's challenges, and of interacting positively with other women. It's a way of pursuing our dreams and our deepest desires. It reveals a universal and timeless set of principles of the mind, body, and spirit that help women balance the demands of work, home, family, and friendship. The Woman Code not only calls on women to practice purpose in their lives, it shows them how to do it with grace.

*My Review*
 After reading "The Woman Code" I wish that I would not have signed up to review it. There
are several well known people, such as Arianna Huffington(Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post), Sherri Shepherd(Co-Host of the ABC's View) any many other who had great things to say aboutthis book. I was sure that this book would be great, but 
ately I was very disappointed and I was not able to finish this book. I had problems getting into this book from the very first page. Section one as it is called the author writes about "Knowing Your Value" then goes on to list three(3) keys that you do/use to unlock your value which are; 

1) Erasing the negative tapes in your head. 
2) Realizing that what you think about yourself is what others will think about you. 
3) Shift your thinking to put you at the top of your list. 

A little later in the book she goes on to explain these keys. It didn't really help me much at all. After reading much of this book I felt like the whole "Me, Myself, & I" was being promoted. There are certain times when people SHOULD put themselves first, but as born again Christian, wife, and mother I cannot and will not believe in the whole "putting myself first" as a part of knowing my value.

I did skim through the book and there were some sections of this book that I did like. I personally liked Section III She talks about "The Spiritual Codes", these codes are about gossiping, apologizing, choosing your thoughts and words wisely. Sophia offered up some great advice in that section.

I feel like I need to put this out there and say that I hate giving a bad review for anything, be it a book review, product review, or location review. It wouldn't be very convincing if I wrote a positive review for EVERYTHING posted here on my blog. I will not apologize for not liking this book, because that is my opinion & that is why I was sent this review and give it my HONEST opinion.  I only choose titles to review that I believe I will enjoy, there are times when I request to review a title because the email makes it sound very interesting and then when the book gets here I am majorly disappointed.

Just because I didn't care for this book, doesn't mean my readers wouldn't enjoy it.

Have you read "The Woman Code"? Did you like it? comment below and let me know what you thought about it!

I received this book free of charge from the Baker Publishing Group(Revell devision). I am not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own. 

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