I love to read..fiction, non-ficton, biographies, anything…and I have a bookshelf full of books that I’d love to share with you. This first selection in my new Book of the Month blog was found by a complete accident (or a divine grab!). I was in the library in the self-help section about a year ago and blindly pulled this book off the shelf because I liked the title and checked it out. What an amazing piece of writing! The Courage to Be Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele is great for any woman…the at-home mother, the working mom, the wife, sister, aunt, cousin, or you. Each of us can learn something about ourselves, how to figure out what we want out of life and the necessary steps to get there. Here’s what Amazon’s product description says:
Sue Patton Thoele continues her quest to help readers enhance their self-esteem and tap into their core emotional strength. Geared to women who too often find themselves meeting the wants of others at the expense of their own needs, the book provides necessary tools to help readers transform their fears into the courage to express their own authentic selves. By sharing her own journey and the journey of other women, Thoele helps readers learn to set boundaries, change self-defeating behavior patterns, communicate effectively, and become a loving and tolerant friend to themselves.
I couldn’t have said it better myself. Check your local library for this must-read selection, or buy it off of Amazon. Enjoy this life-changing read, and feel free to post your comments. I will be starting a discussion group on my Facebook Fan Page where we can share our insights from each book we read together.