Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Book Review: Becoming a Woman of Influence

Becoming a Woman of Influence: Making a Lasting Impact on Others
Becoming a Woman of Influence: Making a Lasting Impact on Others
By Carol Kent
NavPress, 2006
English, 224 pgs

Jesus’ twelve disciples changed the world forever. Wouldn’t you like to have a similar impact on others? But how do we accomplish this as human, imperfect people? How can we mentor others in a life-changing and even world-changing way? With Carol Kent’s help, discover the power you have in Christ to influence others like Jesus did. Learn seven simple, life-changing principles Jesus used to disciple His followers-such as asking questions, extending unconditional love, and telling stories. Through practical examples, see how your struggles and triumphs can inspire others. Whether you’re an “ordinary” Christian or a trained leader, prepare to live intentionally and become a valued mentor who leaves an eternal mark. Includes Impact Questions for personal reflection or discussion.

I spent more time on this book than I have on one in a long time. It wasn't that it was a hard read or anything, but I felt like it was more important than most I've read lately. The book is divided into 9 chapters, each of which could be used for a weekly study group. There are seven principles presented and I honestly feel that I learned from each one.  I've been asked by a few people about how to mentor someone and have been asked by a few to start a mentoring relationship and I feel this book will be a great addition to these endeavors.

I was provided with a copy of the book from NavPress. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.

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