My Own Worst Enemy

April 22, 2012

I have mixed feelings about this book.

The purpose of this book is to help women stop their self-sabotaging behaviors and attitudes. The author uses many stories to illustrate her points, both from the bible and from the her own life and discussions with other women. I saw parts of myself in most of these stories and could certainly relate to many of them. The book did a good job at helping me see some of the ways I might self-sabotage myself in a few current situations I’m in, and ways I have self-sabotaged in the past. This book is about overcoming the question, “Who do you think you are?” and not allowing that internal question to hold you back from shining.

This book is filled with good, thought-provoking questions, and they certainly gave a great starting point for reflection and understanding yourself better. I think the author is asking a lot of the right questions, and I think that any woman who takes the time to go through and really think about the questions that are asked, will likely get a lot out of it.

At the same time, and I can’t quite put my finger on it, there is just something holding me back from really liking this book. And honestly, I don’t even know what it is. Maybe that makes this a “bad” book review, but despite the things I did get out of this book, I have this lingering feeling of disappointment with it. And I don’t even know why that is, exactly. Maybe I just had higher expectations of it than what was delivered? A lot of books leave me feeling like, “Wow, I need to share this with others!” This was not one of those books for me.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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