Friday, February 25, 2011

Serials and Scenarios ~ The Me Project ~ Kathi Lipp

Kick Start Living Your Dream -
The Me Project - 21 Days to Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN-10: 0736929665, ISBN-13: 978-0736929660
Release Date: February 1, 2011
Paperback: 224 pages, Retail: $12.99


(San Jose, CA) Has that rush to make (and break) New Year’s resolutions already waned? According to Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, taking small steps every day will not only help you stay committed to your goal, but will also help you ultimately achieve that goal when obstacles come up. Author Kathi Lipp wants you and your friends to live out those dreams—and have some fun along the way.

As women, we forget the goals and dreams of our younger years. The busyness of everyday life gets in the way. To-do lists replace goals. The Me Project provides women with fun and creative ways to bring back the sense of purpose and vitality that comes with living out the plans and dreams God has planted in our hearts. Kathi Lipp’s warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor motivates women to take daily steps toward intentional goals. The end result? We get back our lives and enjoy living in the confidence of a purposeful life in spite of our chaotic schedules.

This handy guide coaches women to do one simple thing toward achieving our goals each day for three weeks. A woman experiencing the exhilaration of a rediscovered life offers more as a wife, mother, friend, volunteer, career woman.

Finding the balance between living day-to-day with purpose while pursuing the passions God has placed in our hearts is a delicate pursuit. In this refreshing, insightful book, Kathi lays out a doable plan that makes sense and helps make our God-given dreams a reality. Never stop dreaming, because women who dare to dream do make the world a better place.
—Jean Blackmer
author of MomSense: A Common Sense Guide to Confident Mothering
Publishing Manager, MOPS International

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project, serves as food writer for Nickelodeon, and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today’s Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband, Roger, live in California and are the parents of four teenagers and young adults. For more information visit her website:

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My Review:

I hadn't read Kathi Lipp before I received the review copy of The Me Project. Kathi is an engaging author who doesn't hide her humanity behind a glossy mask of perfection.

I began reading this "how-to" because I'm drawn to the books that are designed to help me to become a better me.
At first the Me Project came across as self-help more so that God-influenced. But as I got into the nitty-gritty of the different daily projects I began to feel the pull of conviction and challenge to stop and ask God what He would like me to work on, and to take an inventory of my dreams.

I will continue to work on this process. I did choose to adapt her initial suggestion to think toward a tighter time frame with a shorter to-do list. I think Kathi wouldn't have an issue with my choice. I am not completely through the book yet, and am still mulling over which 21 Day project will be my focus.
If you looking for a little push or for a project to do with a few friends, the Me Project would be a terrific resource.