Have you had a chance to go to a Time Out for Women event in your area? If you haven't, you are missing out. They are fun, encouraging and inspiring!
What is Time Out for Women?
I'm glad you asked! Every year Deseret Book sponsors an amazing conference just for ladies (and in some areas teen girls!) Called Time Out for Women, the idea is to give women a chance to get away from their daily routine just for a couple of days and take a "time out" to refresh and socialize. What a great chance to get faithful women to step away from their daily routine and create space for themselves and their spiritual lives! Each year the theme is different (last year it was called "Higher") and they bring in wonderful speakers from across the globe who are spiritually prepared to motivate you to greatness. Last year my girlfriend and I drove 3 hours just to attend a TOFW event and it was totally worth it….
So, what do you do when you can't get to TOFW? Or, what if there is not a TOFW event in your area? Well, I was so pleased to review these awesome little books from Deseret Book that are written by various presenters from the event called Time Out Classics. Small and simple they are like having your own mini TOFW seminars at your fingertips! I was given an opportunity to review three:
Making It Through the Middle – Emily Freeman. Life is full of challenges, and it’s easy to feel the end of our trials will never arrive. But is it the end we should be spending so much of our time focusing on? In this book, Emily Freeman shares six lessons, and various personal experiences to assist readers in staying strong when they are right in the middle of a hard time.
When we are in the middle of trials it is hard to even imagine where the end might be and we may question if we will EVER make it. In this little book Emily Freeman focuses on six lessons that will help the reader stay strong and endure to the end! Making it Through the Middle retails at Deseretbook.com as a Bookshelf eBook for only 3.99 or as a pocket size hardcover (4x6) for $10.99.
Habits of Happiness – Wendy Ulrich. When happiness doesn’t enter our days automatically, and when life isn’t going as planned, sometimes we are quick to equivocally gauge our overall happiness in life. In this book, filled with scientific research, practical advice and engaging anecdotes, Dr. Wendy Ulrich invites readers to look at happiness in a new way.
Wendy Ulrich asks readers to focus on 7 habits of happiness in her engaging little book. Filled with personal stories and quotations each habit offers opportunities for further study and recommendations for creating lists and journal entries. Sharing that happiness is considered a "divine outcome" Wendy helps you find a path to true happiness and joy. Habits of Happiness retails at Deseretbook.com as a Bookshelf ebook for only $3.99 or as a pocket sized hardcover for $10.99.
Everything I Need to Know I Learned at Home – John Bytheway. Sometimes the smallest phrases we use in everyday language can be eternal principles that get us through our lives. In this book, John Bytheway makes an inspiring and insightful connection between everyday phrases spoken at home and principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
I think John Bytheway has to be one of my all-time favorite speakers. In this little book we hear all those old cliche phrases that our parents told us as children only they are turned around in such a way that John applies them to the gospel with our Heavenly Father reminding us that we need to Change our Attitude and Wash Our Hands and Clean Your Room and more! You can never go wrong with a John Bytheway book and this message for Moms will not disappoint! Everything I need to Know I Learned at Home currently retails on Deseretbook.com for $3.99 as a Bookshelf eBook, as a pocket size hardcover for $10.99, and as an mp3 download for $8.99.
All 3 books are a great read and they are such a small, cute size they would make great gifts! Oh, and if you can, I can't recommend enough how fun a Time Out for Women event is! You can check their website to see if they have one in your area!
I received these books free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are my very own. A hearty THANKS to Deseret Book!