17 September 2015

The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned by Valerie Woerner

About the Book
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.

In The Finishing School: How One Book Nerd Began Living What She Learned, Valerie Woerner addresses topics important to the Christian life as one might address the social graces in a proper finishing school - with the intention of learning and understanding, then practicing and doing. Woerner’s book covers topics, like prayer, Scripture reading and self-control, to name a few, with glimpses of ways she has put into practice what she has learned, followed by practical tips for readers. As I read The Finishing School, I can’t say I found any of the information incredibly new, especially compared to other books I’ve read (for I, too, am a book nerd…), but it does offer a compilation of useful basics and recommended reads for further study. For the reader in need of encouragement and help with living out faith intentionally, this could certainly be a beneficial read.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of The Finishing School and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

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.

Connect with Valerie at her website, Twitter and Instagram.

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