Sunday, February 23, 2020

Yes Sisters: Surrounding Yourself with Women Who Affirm, Encourage, and Challenge You by Angelia L. White {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

A single "no" from someone close to us can crush our dreams. You can't . . . You'll never . . . You're kidding yourself . . . In contrast, a single "yes" can sustain our dreams despite the setbacks we're sure to encounter. Yes, you can! Yes, I'm here for you!

With passion and contagious enthusiasm, Angelia White shows you how to surround yourself with Yes Sisters--women who will remind you that you are worthy, that God loves you completely, and that you can accomplish even your wildest dreams. Her engaging personal stories, as well as those from other prominent women, will show you how to

- find and cultivate Yes Sister relationships
- leverage their power
- and be a Yes Sister for someone else

She also helps you understand, forgive, and sometimes distance yourself from negative people who dampen your joy and strip you of your motivation.

You don't have to go it alone, and you don't have to drag the naysayers along behind you. Start finding your Yes Sisters today!

Angelia L. White is the creator of Hope for Women magazine, a quarterly publication with a reach of 200,000. A Ball State University Black Alumni Award of Achievement recipient, Angelia is a mother of three and the publisher, president, and CEO of HOPE for Women, headquartered in Muncie, Indiana. Rising from a background of discouragement, she spends her life encouraging other women to step into their full potential and share their inspiring stories.

Erin Keeley Marshall 
has 25 years of editorial and writing experience spanning fiction and nonfiction. She has published two novels and written hundreds of devotions, and she's been a contributing writer and cowriter of several other books. Erin lives in northwest Arkansas with her husband, Steve, and their kids, Paxton and Calianne.

We all know the importance of having friends in our lives, but really it is not about having just any old friends--- but having the right kind of friends. That is what Yes Sisters is really all about. No, it's not telling us to surround ourselves with 'Yes Men'... those who will only say yes to whatever it is we ask them, even if it's harmful. No, quite the opposite. It encourages us to surround ourselves with women who will be open and honest, while still encouraging.

I was first drawn to this book by the beautiful cover admittedly... truly it IS stunning, but the content inside is wonderful too. It will really offer us some encouragement in our relationships both in the type of friends we want to surround ourselves with, but also in the type of friend we want to be too. It is about the friendships that don't just tell us what we want to hear to make us feel good, but about the friendships that help us to be better women by being real. It has a good combination of both Biblical references, as well as stories from more modern Yes Sisters too.

Overall, a good book that I think many women will be able to appreciate and learn from.


Post a Comment

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24