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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Real Women Leading with Proverbs 31 Values

Lisa Troyer Sometimes referred to by friends as the "singing executive," wife, mom, radio personality, recording artist, speaker, and author. Her Circle of Friends women's outreach, formed over a decade ago, is growing in all directions. Lisa uses her gift of encouragement, her influence, and her resources to open doors for women to discover their significance and belonging. She and her family currently live in Ohio. 

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Dawn Yoder is passionate about developing people to discover their strengths and reach their leadership potential. As CEO of a 500-plus employee company, she seeks to bring values and principle-based thinking into all aspects of society through a round table environment. Dawn is a member of the John Maxwell coaching team, an international trainer, a speaker with the Circle of Friends ministry, a contributing writer, a songwriter, and a frequent worship leader. She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for more than 20 years and have four children.

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About the book: Today's marketplace is not always a "values-friendly" environment. Business leaders Lisa Troyer andDawn Yoder show you that you can live and thrive in a "valueless" workplace when you live by biblical values and principles.
Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values is a must-have leadership resource for today's Christian woman. Written by women in the marketplace, Real Women cultivates biblical truth, credible relationship development, and practical application into everyday life through ten foundational principles. Once women embrace these ten principles, they will soon discover the multiple attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman in today's marketplace and learn practical ways to implement the wisdom from that timeless Scripture passage.
Women will be encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents in the marketplace as they live out the principles that invite others to embrace the equality-inspiring values they live by. Knowing that we are not the end users of the gospel message, the Proverbs 31 leader will find the initiative to inspire the upcoming generation to view womanhood as a gift and continue the learning process that will impact generations to come.

My Thoughts:
When I first cam across the opportunity to review this book, I immediately thought, "Just great...another 'Proverbs 31 woman' book!"  And I almost passed on the opportunity to get a copy.  I am so glad I did not turn this one down!
Troyer and Yoder take the "Proverbs 31 woman" (who we all love to hate at times) and turns the focus on the transforming truths that God gives us in that passage of scripture.  The authors take 10 important life changing values found in Proverbs 31 and relates the truth through a woman found in the narrative of the Bible:
  • The Value of Understanding People - The Woman At The Well
  • The Value of Forgiveness - The Woman Taken In Adultery
  • The Value of Responsibility - Martha
  • The Value of Attitude - Ruth
  • The Value of Resolving Conflict - Euodia and Syntyche
  • The Value of Restraint - Abigail
  • The Value of Honesty - Sapphira
  • The Value of Planning - Lydia
  • The Value of Generosity - The Widow And Mary Of Bethany
  • The Value of Influence - Esther
The book is helpful as it gives very practical steps and suggestions for application.  The way the book is concisely organized lends itself to being the perfect resource for use with a group as a book/Bible study.
Troyer and Yoder are Independent Certified Coaches of The John Maxwell Team.  Maxwell sums up the importance behind such a resource with these words from the introduction:
"Values affect every area of our life.  The affect every decision we make, how we treat other people, and how other people respond to us.  No person is an island.  Everything we do affects the people around us.  That is why it is important to have a strong internal compass to guide us as we are navigating the many decisions we make every day.  If we embrace a value and internalize it, it becomes a part of our navigation system guiding us to wise choices.  Wise choices lead us to personal success and favor with others."
Troyer and Yoder do exactly that in Real Women Leading...they help the reader to internalize and embrace the values of Proverbs 31.  I can comfortably and highly recommend this book!

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Real Women Leading with Proverbs 31 Values Lisa Troyer Dawn Yoder

*Thank you Litfuse Publicity for sending a complimentary copy of the book for the purpose of this review.

Blessings and Happy Reading,