Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Where Will You Go From Here? by Valorie Burton

This book, written by a “certified personal and executive life coach” is a book which sounded like something which could be helpful to several people I know who are going through major life changes. I read it thinking that I’d possibly refer others to it, but now that I’ve finished it, I don’t know if I will suggest it at this point.

The book was easy to read, and full of great stories of people who successfully came out of very hard life situations (divorce, health catastrophes, loss of job, foreclosures, etc.) The author gives steps for a person to go through to move from the crisis to a successful life.

I didn’t really love this book and will probably not recommend it to my hurting friends/family members. Why? Well, some reasons are that it’s very geared toward a “think positive and everything will work out okay” mindset. Some people do have an easy time with that positive thinking, depending on personality type, but for others, that is just not a natural suggestion. I didn’t feel that it would be well-received by hurting people I know. I wished that it had focused more on God and His working in and through us and our circumstances, the place of prayer and listening to the Lord, and other spiritual themes. Now, that all being said, I do think that there are some people, some personality types which COULD be motivated by this book. There are valid suggestions and it is written in a very caring and kind and positive way. It just depends on the individual, I guess.

“I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review”.

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