Friday, June 23, 2017

Uncommon: Pursuing a Life of Passion and Purpose by Carey Scott


Uncommon: Pursuing a Life of Passion and Purpose

by  Uncommon is a battle cry for women to step out of the ordinary and live differently. 
It's a blueprint for a life full of passion and purpose. And it has the power to change everything.
     
Carey Scott, author, speaker, and certified Biblical Life Coach, invites you to journey alongside her as she introduces you to women from the Word who chose to live uncommon lives even in the toughest circumstances. From stepping into scandalous situations to breaking cultural norms to risking the departure of a comfortable life, you will discover hope and motivation to live God’s way in a world that screams, “Tuck your faith away! Just be normal like everyone else!”

Now more than ever, it's time to step into something new. . .something life-changing and life-giving. God is asking you to shine Him into a world that needs to know there is a better way to live. And when you say yes to becoming uncommon, it's a radical act of obedience to the One who created you to be extraordinary.  Uncommon offers personal stories, insights, life lessons, questions for further reflection, and biblical support written especially for women.

My Thoughts:

"Uncommon" is a very thought-provoking and challenging read! It isn't one that I think you just put down and are done with, but a book that you could read multiple times throughout various seasons and be challenged as a woman. One thing that Ms. Scott makes very clear is that it is okay to be different and to stand out. I love this idea and I also think that this idea can get people into trouble. I think this can be such a careful balance, especially with younger generations as they continue to try to stand out. This idea and mentality can cause a boasting or proudful spirit, but what I love is the balance that Carey Scott uses in her book to bring home this idea. I just want to be CLEAR when I say that it is okay to be who you're CALLED to be, but in doing so, let's not be disobedient either or full of ourselves. I love the biblical examples she utilizes and how she keeps the reader in check. I also can relate to many of the stories she tells from her personal life including how she is so transparent from chapter 1. I think this book will hit home to so many women! I give this book a 4.5/ 5 stars. Thank you to the publishers for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes. A favorable review was not required.


About the Author:

Carey Scott is an author, speaker, and life coach, honest about her walk with the Lord… stumbles, fumbles and all. Her passion is reminding women of their immeasurable worth, something the world is quick to discount. She speaks to women’s groups and writes about the issues that matter most to the heart of a woman.

Carey lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and two kids where she tries to be domestic, and appreciates the grace when she’s not. You can learn more by visiting her website and blog at CareyScott.org, or by tracking her down at the closest Starbucks.

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