A few weeks ago I received a review copy of the book Own Your Life: Living with Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love by Sally Clarkson. With several projects in the works I sat it to the side with barely a glance knowing I would get to it as soon as I had time. When I got around to looking, I realized that the book was written for a female audience. I, for obvious reasons, am not in the target audience. This left me with a women’s book to review, and no estrogen. Not the best plan for success…
Enter Shelby Morris.
Shelby is a member of my small group at church, who I grow to love and respect more with each passing week. We are blessed to be able to do life with this wonderful, godly family. When she heard that I needed help with this review, she jumped in to help. She is a woman, a wife, and a mother which puts her dead center in the middle of the target audience.
Below is her review of this book. Usually I would offer a link to a guest writers blog in order to draw attention to their wonderful work, but as this is Shelby’s blogging debut, that is not possible. Instead I will offer a link to her husband John’s amazing coffee company.
Living with deep intention, bold faith and generous love can seem so daunting, leaving us wondering where to begin and how to go about doing those very things we truly desire. In Sally Clarkson’s newest book, “Own Your Life”, she looks at many aspects of a woman’s life and challenges us to own our life according to biblical standards. She challenges the reader, right from the start, on wasting our time on things that do not matter…. things that will fade away, to take responsibility of our actions and leave a legacy that will point others to Jesus. There is grace in her words, as she encourages us to use the gifts He has given to us and look for opportunities to invest our lives for eternity’s sake.