Tuesday, February 28, 2017

NOW: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life by Mrs. Sarah Coller

Have you ever had the experience of finding the right book at just the right time?

This happened when Sarah Coller's book NOW: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life came into my hands. 

I've always been very goal driven. . .until the last year or so.  Ever since my mother's passing, I've been dwelling in a valley of grief.  I'd put aside my artistic, and writing goals and spent months in reading, writing in my journal, and watching birds while sitting on my back porch.  It was a quiet time of reflection and needed for my healing.

Over the last month, as I read Sarah's book, I began to get itchy. . .tired of staying on the porch.  I began to want something more.

Sarah's book reminded me of my dreams and goals and gave me just the jump start I needed to get back on track.  I was inspired by her journey as a young wife and mother with nine children.  If she could reach her goal of writing a book, then I could, too.  Her book encouraged me to dream again and helped me walk out of the valley of grief.  

Here are a few of the chapter headings of her book:

  • Right now
  • Purging Procrastination
  • Jesus, Be the Center
  • The Heart Check
  • Looking for Change? Change Your Mindset
  • It All Begins With a Step
  • Know Your Purpose and Beat Discouragement
  • Allow for Speed Bumps, Potholes and Head-On Collisions
  • Obedience: Our Primary Motivation

As a believer, her Bible-centered focus reminded me of the One who birthed the goals still on my heart.  She also pinned me down to think through each of her points by providing space in each chapter to pray and write answers to her questions.  

The book is short, as are the chapters.  It could easily be read in one sitting, but it's best when savored slowly while taking the time to pray and write one's responses.  I think the book would make a great group study, too. 

I promise you'll be encouraged, inspired, and will take those dusty dreams off the shelf.  Since reading the book, here's how I've followed through on my long neglected dreams and goals:

  • purchased a mountain dulcimer and arranged to attend a workshop this week
  • set up an appointment with a mentor to help me work toward publishing a book about how G-d brought my husband and me together after forty years
  • set up weekly meetings with a writing accountability partner
  • wrote several poems
  • worked on a compilation of poems for my first book of poetry to be published on Create Space

I'm grateful to Sarah for this timely book, and for her obedience to G-d in following through on the dreams and goals He's given her.  She's blessed me, and I pray her book will bless others.  
You can purchase the book from Amazon at this link:  NOW: Purposeful Steps Toward a More Abundant Life.

I'll be sure to let you know when my book is published, Gail-Friends.  I know you'll want to read it, too!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Thank you so much for this excellent review, Gail! I really appreciate you taking the time and I'm so glad the book blessed you!


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