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.
When the opportunity came to be able to review this book, I could not sign up fast enough. I knew I was going to love The finishing school and I was RIGHT! The came at such a wonderful time too. As a busy mom and a energetic toddler I have really been learning to refocus on the things that matter most and that I need to maybe cut out a few things and definitely spend more time talking with God everyday. In The Finishing School,Valerie takes us on a journey sharing things she has read, learned and been implicating in her life. With both research and personal stories her book is filled with practical tips to help refine your path. Woerner has even provided free worksheets you can download for each chapter or Workbook you can purchase additionally. The book is only 205 pages but with all the recommended reading and resourcesValerie provides it is a wealth of knowledge.
My favorite part about the book is when Valerie shares her personal stories that relate to the chapter, by doing so she is providing real life examples and making herself very relatable. Like Valerie, I also am a mother a little lady and this book has helped me to really focus on the type of lady I want to be for my daughter to look up to. I hope to instill the same vales expressed in the book in my daughter one day.
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.