Thursday, August 22, 2013

She's Got Issues by Nicole Unice (Review)

  • Paperback: 272 pages

  • Publisher: Tyndale Momentum (April 19, 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1414365107

  • We’ve all got our issues! Maybe you feel like life just isn’t going your way, or you’re afraid that you don’t measure up to other people’s expectations. Perhaps you have a hard time managing your temper or have someone in your life you just can’t forgive. We deal with our “issues” every day in one form or another; the problem is, after a while, they start to feel . . . normal. Unchanging. Just part of who we are. And we forget that we have access to the power of Christ—a power that can transform our everyday weaknesses into our greatest strengths and gifts.

    In She’s Got Issues, Christian counselor, ministry leader, and regular mom Nicole Unice explores the ordinary issues that are keeping you from the full and free life you were meant to have. Applying years of counseling with practical scriptural teaching and a fresh and authentic voice, Nicole shows you how to let God freely shape your character—and transform your life from ordinary to abundant.

    My Review:

    What I liked most about this book is that it is filled with scripture. Each chapter ends with a prayer and discussion questions. The questions really made me think about my life issues deeper. The author focuses on five issues that are the biggest problems among women. They are control, insecurity, comparison, fear, anger/unforgiving. I took the checklists that are in the first of two chapters devoted to each topic. I am positive for all of them in some varying degree. I already knew I had control and comparison issues. I think as humans we all compare ourselves against each other. The author also included stories of other people to illustrate the concepts. The second chapter on each issue offers biblical solutions for each issue. Recommended.

    Nicole Unice is a fresh voice for the next generation. Part bible teacher, part community organizer, part busy mom-Nicole has the uncanny ability to relate to people in all ages and stages of life with her "keeping it real" approach to ordering a life around God's word.

    Nicole's teaching reaches wide, both as a writer and speaker. Her work has been featured in a wide range of publications, including the Christianity Today publications Kyria, Leadership Journal and Gifted for Leadership. She serves in family and student ministry at a Hope Church in Richmond, Virginia.

    Nicole's invitations to speak have taken her across the country to conferences like Synergy and women's retreats, big and small. As if her caffeine addiction wasn't enough, Nicole has endless energy for digging deeply into God's word and sharing truths that are both insightful and practical. Her first bible study, The Divine Pursuit: A Study of Jonah, was a featured resource for the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

    Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of William and Mary and her masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She loves creating a space for ministry and spiritual formation in the everyday rhythms of life with her awesome husband Dave, their three young children, and a mischievous puppy named Shep. Nicole is known for making friends in all corners of the world-especially via social media. So connect with her on her Facebook page or via Twitter-and hopefully face to face at one of her upcoming events.

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