Set Free to Live Free

Have you ever felt overcome by fears, misconceptions, or insecurities? If not, you’re probably not human, so go on to the next blog.

But for the rest of us, this probably sounds all too familiar. There’s a new book you may want to read:  Set Free to Live Free:  Breaking Through the 7 Lies Women Tell Themselves by Saundra Dalton Smith.

Smith is a doctor, and as I read this book I found myself wishing I could be one of her patients. I could sense that she has a lot of insight, and genuine concern for each of her patients. This book is full of her wisdom about perfection, image, control, and more.

Every now and then, a nugget would jump out from the pages and really grab me. How about this?

Rebecca had found a scapegoat and tried to blame her for a perceived personal attack. Someone with a mental tie based on the desire for perfection can easily see suggestions as criticism. Who is your scapegoat when you feel personally attacked? Is it your husband, your children, your boss? Or once you really think about it, do the judgments start long before they make the first comment? If you first response is often anger, chances are you had a preconceived mindset of what someone else would say. Your expectations were not met, and you responded as if you were wounded – anger.

The author is holding a contest in conjunction with her blog tour and Mother’s Day.  You can enter to win a $100 VISA card, a bouquet of flowers delivered on Mother’s Day (for yourself or your own mom) and an autographed copy of her book.  The contest will run during the blog tour week on her Set Free FaceBook page.

Once you are on the FaceBook “Set Free” page, click “Like” to become a Fan.  Then look in the far left column and click on “Promos”. This will take you to the contest details.  Simply follow the directions from there and you will be entered. The contest ends this Friday at 11 a.m., so go enter now!

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Thanks to Revell and Baker Publishing Group for the opportunity to review Set Free to Live Free.

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