Koziarz was a quitter. She would promise more than she could deliver. She shares here many of her experiences as she gleaned lessons from the biblical book of Ruth and learned to stop quitting.
I did not find anything phenomenally new in this book. But there were some insights from Koziarz that I really appreciate. She suggests that adversity allows us to know ourselves in a new way. It is also an opportunity to allow God to show Himself in a new way. That is something I'll think about the next time it gets tough and I want to quit.
God worked slowly in Koziarz. We shouldn't expect any sudden and amazing change to be able to continue on rather than quit. The habits that she writes about might take a lifetime to incorporate.
Perhaps the hardest part of not quitting is not acting based on our feelings. Koziarz encourages us to stick to our commitments, regardless of our feelings. I couldn't help but wonder if sometimes our feelings might be spiritual in nature, telling us that we should quit what we've gotten ourselves into. That was something Koziarz did not address.
I recommend this book to readers who love to have teaching surrounded with lots of author stories. There are a few questions at the end of each chapter to help cement the ideas taught. I think this book would be best read with a good friend or in a trusted group. Having someone else along to help work through the concepts would be a good idea. Koziarz has also included Scripture to help readers confess positive promises in their journey.
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Nicki Koziarz is a wife and mother. She and her husband purchased a fixer-upper farm where life is an adventure. She is on staff with Proverbs 31 Ministries.
B&H Publishing, 224 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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