Sunday, June 29, 2014

No More Ordinary by Carol McLeod

Received this book in exchange for my review - Some advertisement included in post.

Are you looking for more out of life, than just the mundane? If so this book is for you!

What is the abundant life? Carol McLeod partners with the Word of God and the lives of victorious believers to show the reader how to obtain and maintain a life that is a rare and priceless treasure. Such a life is contagious in that it causes others to want it. 
Each chapter of this thrilling book explains how to tackle life with zest in spite of the circumstances. Each chapter also presents the life stories of people like Corrie ten Boon, Robert LeTourneau, Ruth Bell Graham, Hank and Betty Stam, Susannah Wesley, and many others. Life with a capital L begins the moment that you make the decision to enter into a partnership with the Man whose very identity is known as Life himself!" Within each chapter the reader will find a practical approach to living the abundant life. 

Filled with applicable prayers,Scriptures to memorize, declarations to make, and daily disciplines to incorporated into one's life, No More Ordinary provides the answers to life that everyone is looking for. 
This book is a no-compromise, not-to-get-there-from-here manual that will remove the reader from the humdrum into a realm of life that is abundant and full of  joy.

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About the Author
Carol says, “I am just a girl who is head over heels in love with Jesus ... passionately addicted to His Word ... and find all of the joy that I need in time spent in His presence."
Carol is an author and popular speaker at women's conferences and retreats, where she teaches the Word of God with great joy and enthusiasm. She also hosts highly successful Just Joy! outreaches. Carol encourages and empowers women with passionate and practical biblical messages mixed with her own special brand of hope and humor.
Carol has written three books, "Holy Estrogen!", "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart" and "Defiant Joy!" which was released by a subsidiary of Thomas Nelson. Her teaching DVD, "The Rooms of a Woman's Heart", won the Telly Award, a prestigious industry award, for excellence in religious programming.
Carol has a daily radio program, "Defiant Joy! Radio" which is available in several national markets including Youngsville PA, Warren PA, Buffalo NY, Roanoke VA, Norfolk VA, and Nashville TN. 
A 1977 graduate of Oral Roberts University with a degree in Music and English, Carol has the distinction of being both the first Women's Chaplain and the first woman to speak at the university's Vespers.  Carol currently serves on the ORU Alumni Board as chaplain.  She is married to her college sweetheart and love of her life, Craig, who serves as senior pastor of Life Church, a church near Buffalo, NY.  Craig and Carol have been happily married for nearly 37 years and are the parents of five children and three delightful daughters-in-law. Craig and Carol are thrilled with the joy of being grandparents to five precious grandchildren! (http://www.justjoyministries.com/)


I received this book courtesy of BookFun in exchange for my honest opinion. I am not required to give a positive review.
 My Thoughts:
It took me a little while to read this book, not because the book is hard to read, but because there is so much info to process. And when I read these types of books, I enjoy taking notes, as well as applying things to my life. 
Carol's book speaks to the heart of the matter - Living the abundant life God offers. Although not always easy, she gives a plan on how to accomplish that. This book has great lessons on Love, Self-discipline, Worship, Peace, and living the Bible as daily reality.
Some of the things that spoke to me through this book
"It's not so much about seeing the good stuff or the bad stuff, but its completely about seeing God stuff."
Peace - It is not something one should pray for, but in reality peace is a by-product of complete trust in the Lord and in His character. Rather than begging for peace, a wiser choice would be worship and then anticipate what is given you in return.
The abundant life is a promise, but does not come easily.  Trials, learning Patience, Trust, Giving, finding Joy - all these things come into play. Carol relates a story in each chapter about someone who found abundant life. Those stories usually include suffering and pain - yet in the end, God worked through the situation to the reaping of abundant life.
If you desire something more than the ordinary. This book is for you. I would highly recommend it. 

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