book review: Real Women Leading with Proverbs 31 Values

Real-Women-Leading-Cover-e1387571581462Title: Real Women Leading with Proverbs 31 Values

Authors: Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder

Complimentary copy provided by: Litfuse Publicity Group

Publisher: New Hope Publishers

Rating: B

Publisher’s Description: Today’s marketplace is not always a “values-friendly” environment. Business leaders Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder show you that you can live and thrive in a “valueless” workplace when you live by biblical values and principles.

Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values is a must-have leadership resource for today’s Christian woman. Written by women in the marketplace, Real Women cultivates biblical truth, credible relationship development, and practical application into everyday life through ten foundational principles. Once women embrace these ten principles, they will soon discover the multiple attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman in today’s marketplace and learn practical ways to implement the wisdom from that timeless Scripture passage.

Women will be encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents in the marketplace as they live out the principles that invite others to embrace the equality-inspiring values they live by. Knowing that we are not the end users of the gospel message, the Proverbs 31 leader will find the initiative to inspire the upcoming generation to view womanhood as a gift and continue the learning process that will impact generations to come.

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My Review:

Referencing Proverbs 31:10-31, the “Proverbs 31 woman” is portrayed as the quintessential woman in Christian circles. Her strong, intelligent character, ethical business sense, successful division of labor and compassionate heart have been promoted as the standard for which to strive for centuries. In Real Women Leading with Proverbs 31 Values, authors Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder explore ten primary values associated with the Proverbs 31 woman as they apply to the workforce.

Formatted as a guide for women in the workforce, Real Women Leading is a tool for women holding both leadership or support positions to explore the dynamics of navigating business relationships in such a way that create opportunities to influence the work environment through values such as understanding others, planning, honesty, resolving conflict, generosity, and responsibility.

I think the strength of Real Women Leading is found both in its challenge to women in the workforce to exert values-driven impact in their sphere of corporate influence and the practical applications provided as a means to manifest each value. While I wouldn’t necessarily say I feel Real Women Leading is a “must have” guide for working women, I do believe it to be a valuable tool for self-assessment and reflection.

About the Authors:

Authors - real women leadingLisa Troyer Sometimes referred to by friends as the “singing executive,” wife, mom, radio personality, recording artist, speaker, and author. Her Circle of Friends women’s outreach, formed over a decade ago, is growing in all directions. Lisa uses her gift of encouragement, her influence, and her resources to open doors for women to discover their significance and belonging. She and her family currently live in Ohio.

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Dawn Yoder is passionate about developing people to discover their strengths and reach their leadership potential. As CEO of a 500-plus employee company, she seeks to bring values and principle-based thinking into all aspects of society through a round table environment. Dawn is a member of the John Maxwell coaching team, an international trainer, a speaker with the Circle of Friends ministry, a contributing writer, a songwriter, and a frequent worship leader. She and her husband, Jeff, have been married for more than 20 years and have four children.

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(A copy of Real Women Leading was provided free by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.)

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