For Women Who Want More Than Comparing, Competing, and Coveting
All of creation is content to be what it was made to be except us. Fish flourish in water. Ants are not worried about their size. But we waste time on the three C’s–comparing, competing, coveting. We aim at the bull’s-eye on someone else’s board, pursuing a race we weren’t equipped to run.
Cheryl Martin shows women how to develop their God-given uniqueness rather than becoming fixated on what they are not or do not have. Distinctly You unveils the actions and attitudes that may be sabotaging women and explores ways women can engage and build up their unique talents, interests, and strengths. Readers will be inspired by examples in the Old and New Testaments of people who were exceptional for God’s kingdom. As the author shares her ongoing quest to be distinct for his glory, readers see how God created them to thrive.
Includes end-of-chapter questions for individual or group use.
Distinctly You by Cheryl Martin was a book I was nervous to read. I am always fearful of Christian Living books that tell you how to be a better Christian. Because I am of the opinion the only way to be a “better” Christian is to be more like Jesus and the only book you need for that is the best selling book of all time… yeah the Bible. Ok off my soap box.
But Cheryl had a way. Her style was simple and straightforward. I like how it was divided into two parts: The Blockers and The Builders. One of my favorite Blocker chapters was Destructive Speech. Man it is still something I struggle with, words can just fly out of my mouth before I even think them. It’s crazy.
My favorite Builder chapter had to be the Do Your Best chapter. I love Cheryl’s example’s about the fruits. How they were all designed different and each have their own way of developing, their own taste, and their own size. It was just a great example how God created everything with its own unique purpose.
Cheryl wrote a simple and concise book how how not to compare yourself to others. In a world where it is so very easy to do so. I loved how she drew from Biblical examples and wasn’t just a change your ways book. If you are struggling with comparing yourself to others this could be a book for you to read.
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764215868
- ISBN-13: 978-0764215865
I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.