Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Growing Up Ziglar Book Review

 A Daughter's Broken Journey
from Heartache to Hope

SUMMARY:  With God, it's never too late to be your best you.
     Julie Ziglar Norman often says her dad is the king of "doing life right" and she is the poster child for "doing life wrong."  For over a quarter of a century she lived every day with regret, shame, guilt, and depression.  But as the daughter of the motivator's motivator, Zig Ziglar, Julie knew that she needed to be positive.  So she gathered up all of her negative self-talk and buried it deep inside where it wouldn't ruin the bright and practiced smile she presented to the world.
     With honesty and insight, Julie's intimate and soul-searching path from heartache to redemption will allow you to discover
  • power to let go of shame and embrace freedom
  • courage to live with deeper faith and transparency
  • hope that God can beautifully redeem even your worst choices
  • tools to equip you to make needed changes
     Julie's story has helped countless women experience God's grace and forgiveness more profoundly.  Are you ready for a journey of transformation and hope?

REVIEW:  With most biographies and autobiographies of children with famous parents, you get the dirty little secrets about the parents and what kind of horrible life was lived by both child and parent.  This one is different.  In fact, the author says that her father lives out what he teaches in his motivational seminars and that SHE is the one who messed up and is to blame for the bad choices she made and the wrong paths she took.  While Julie doesn't go into graphic detail about everything she did wrong, she does tell it like it was about her promiscuity, alcoholism, abortions, and divorce and how those decisions affected her and the people around her.  She is also quick to note that her growing faith in God helped her get through some bad times and some rough areas in her life and marriage.  It is easy to relate to Julie's story.  This is an inspirational book that I think can benefit anyone and everyone.

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group for review without compensation.

Julie Ziglar Norman is the daughter of Zig Ziglar and worked for twenty years as his personal editor.  With a background in sales and business management, she has become a dynamic international inspirational speaker.  Julie lives in Texas with her husband, Jim, and continues the Ziglar legacy of encouragement through the Ziglar Women Faith and Family Conferences.

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