Live Your Life Courageously
This review of my book meant a lot to me because my personal life goal is to encourage and empower women. If my own experiences and life lessons can do that, I’m thrilled.
This book is simple and an easy read. It is also loaded with lessons learned that can apply to men as well as women.
A Man’s Review
As a middle-aged male engineer fond of biography and military history, I picked up this little gem when my wife bought it for a single mom friend of ours. In truth, I was simply attracted to the cover art, but when I began to leaf through it, I quickly became absorbed in a remarkably well-spun yarn of personal struggle and triumph, interspersed with succinct and relevant practical suggestions. The author’s heart-rending recollections of challenges, failures, and successes actually (I’m a bit – but only a bit- embarrassed to admit) had me moist-eyed more than once. Besides simply being an engaging, worthwhile read, it might even give folks like me some much-needed insight into the struggles others (like single moms) face, and the basis for a new-found respect for these heroic ladies. It’s a cheap book, and a quick read, and if I wasn’t disappointed, I’m pretty sure nobody else could be.
A Must Read for Those With and Without Children
Even though I am not a single mom at this time, I gained tremendous insight into my strengths and weaknesses, my relationships and my power to change for the better. Gail Showalter shares her own experiences, struggles and successes that resonate with everyone.
The chapter on personality types and interactions,alone, can transform close relationships for the better because understanding others mindset builds positive communication.
Showalter gives practical suggestions for building the foundations of a loviing and peaceful home. At the end of each chapter there are thought-provoking questions to help the reader discover new ways to apply the lessons discussed.
No matter your current relational situation, you will be glad you read Living, Learnin, Loving.
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Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is the founder of SMORE for Women, a nonprofit whose goal is Single Moms, Overjoyed, Rejuvenated, and Empowered. She is a Certified Professional Coach and her stories have been published in several Christian books and magazines. Her book, Living Learning Loving is available on CreateSpace, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble online.