Friday, July 27, 2012

Review: You're Stronger than You Think: The Power to Do what You Feel You Can't by Dr. Les Parrott

Review: You’re Stronger than You Think: The Power to Do What You Feel You Can’t
Dr. Les Parrott
Tyndale House Publishers
2012

This book is a great start place for anyone who is tired of feeling helpless, hopeless, and all those other discouraging words that you hear from within or without. If you’re ready to lose that, start here. This book has a companion workbook and an opportunity to access an online strengths profile. After reading through this book I would suggest investing in both of those items, too.

Early on Dr. Parrott promises no psychobabble and holds to that promise. He draws from his own experience, the experiences of others, and a copious number of professional studies to back up his observations and advice. And yes, he does included Biblical references where they are pertinent. Other sources are interspersed with that, as well.

He organizes his book around some familiar points, heart, mind, and soul. Each section examines the strengths available and some of the barriers to utilizing those strengths. He does not cover anything truly revolutionary, but uses the familiar to help his readers understand more clearly. So if you are looking for some novel fix-it, this book is not for you. His way will require some earnest work on the reader’s part. It will be worth it.

His writing style is easy to read with none of the academic jargon. The presentation seems almost too easy in fact and that may be a draw back for some reader’s. It will be easy to devour it quickly and miss the import of what he has to say. So, slow down. That’s where the workbook will so helpful if you’re serious.

I do recommend this book to you.

I received this book for review from Tyndale House Publishers.

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