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Subject: Looking for Christian Women's Book Club Rec.
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 9:58 AM ET
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I joined our local mom's group and we are looking for recommendations for a book to read this spring that christian based that would promote health, spirituality and wellness for women.  Anyone have any suggestions? 

I am new to this group and I volunteered to do a little research and this place was one of my first thoughts.  :)

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 10:07 AM ET
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Kelly, are you looking for something that is just about all around spirituality, or where the main focus is on God?  The only Christian books I can think of talk about having spirituality through greater faith in God, and I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.  I loved the book It's Not About Me by Max Lucado.  Once again, it's a very God-centered book.   I'll try to think of some more.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 12:23 PM ET
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I think what they are looking for would be something to enrich the lives of women and get women to take better care of themselves.  This is for a mother's group and we meet to share story, experiences to try to be better parents and better people.  So maybe something not so faith center and more faith supported.  Is that clear as mud?  :)

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 3:37 PM ET
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My Sunday evening ladies group is doing the beautiful balance for body and soul by Cynthia Culp Allen and Charity Allen Winters.  Their next book is called the healthy balance for body and soul and we may do that next.  check them out at your local Christian bookstore. Unfortunately I highlighted mine so I can't post it.  I may offer it as an unpostable.  I think it is available here on the site.  This is not a really deep Bible study like Having a Mary Heart, but they do write about the spiritual along side the physical/practical.

Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 5:18 PM ET
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here's another one

First Place 4 Health by Carole Lewis

Product Description
Based on proven techniques and a track record of 25 years of experience, First Place 4 Health will show how to create balance in the four core areas of life: spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. All leading to weight loss and positive life change. With weight loss at the core of healthy living, readers will be encouraged and inspired to participate in personal life transformation from the inside out. The improved and easy to follow format will inspire readers to get on the road to health, making small choices for positive change every day. Accessible and filled with success stories, First Place 4 Health will motivate, inspire and educate readers to make changes for total, lasting health.

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 6:49 AM ET
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I second First Place for Health by Carol Lewis.  I just finished reading it and am bringing the progam into my church.

Date Posted: 9/13/2008 10:30 AM ET
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Wow, thank you guys.  I knew PBSers would be so helpful.  Everyone looked so lost at the last meeting and I said, "don't worry, I'll handle this!" and immediately thought of the PBS forum board!



Date Posted: 9/13/2008 5:58 PM ET
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our group is doing The Measure of a Woman.

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 4:00 PM ET
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The Faith Club: A Muslim, A Christian, A Jew - Three Women Search for Understanding.


This is a wonderful book!

Date Posted: 9/24/2008 4:40 PM ET
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I belong to a church book club that reads all kids of Christian books, but primarily Christian fiction.   I have found I have grown a lot in reading these.  I find it easier to identify with these characters and their struggles that to identify with Biblical characters.  While fiction, I am nonetheless inspired by how these characters solve the problems in their lives.  We have read books by Francine Rivers (Leota's Garden, The Scarlet Thread, and others).  Many of the Karen Kingsbury books are very popular, particularly the Redemption series.  I also enjoyed the Yada Yada Prayer Group series by Neta Jackson.  There are many others, but it is hard to think of them at the moment.  Maybe I will try to come up with a list later.  - Val

Date Posted: 9/27/2008 10:50 PM ET
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Can I just 3rd First Place 4 Health?  I just introduced it at our church because the ladies in my small group were so impressed with it!

Date Posted: 11/1/2008 7:16 PM ET
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Captivating by John and Staci Eldridge is good.

Date Posted: 11/2/2008 2:39 PM ET
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I just finished reading Taking Care of the Me in Mommy by Lisa Whelchel.  I think it would also meet your criteria.