Sunday, August 1, 2010

No More Christian Nice Girl by Paul Coughlin & Jennifer D. Degler PhD

No More Christian Nice Girl: When Just Being Nice--Instead of Good--Hurts You, Your Family, and Your FriendsProduct Description

When passivity and false niceness don't bring the abundant life Jesus promised, some Christian women try even harder to hide behind a fragile facade of pleasant perfection. Paul Coughlin and Jennifer Degler give women the empowering message that they have options far beyond simply acting nice or being mean--if they will emulate the real Jesus Christ and face their fears of conflict, rejection, and criticism. Brimming with enlightening information, thought-provoking questionnaires, real-life stories, and biblically based teaching from both the male author of the pioneering No More Christian Nice Guy and a female clinical psychologist, this book will motivate women to allow God to transform them into authentic, powerful women of loving faith.
My take on this book:
No More Christian Nice Girl tackles the problem so many women have. As young girls we are taught early on to be helpers, always smile and be nice whether you feel like it or not, after all  sugar and spice and everything nice is  what little girls are made of  right?Then we grow into young women and we kinda carry that into adulthood. We sort of get trapped into saying yes to whatever is ask of us whether we have the time to do it or not. Heck I always believed that  if I said No that I might get labeled mean or Not Nice.
This book really made me rethink my priorities, I think that sometimes if we are to nice we set ourselves up to be taken advantage of.This book does a great job of showing women that its OK to say no.  I really enjoyed all aspects of this book and found the study questions at the end of each chapter very helpful.
This is one of those must read books for women of any age . If you have ever fallen into the trap of always saying yes even when you really want to say no and need to figure out how to break out of the yes "box" then this book is for you.
I was provided a copy of this book for review by Bethany House publishing for my honest review.

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