on Sep. 19, 2012 :
I read this book at exactly the right time...my life has felt crazy, in fact, I've been calling it my "mid-mid-life crisis". I've felt lost, but this book helped me so much. It's inspiring and really made me see that God is all I need. Paulette Harper Johnson really knows the bible, the good book of our Lord, and she has a way of writing that spoke to me.
I have thought about the advice and suggestions she gives in this book, prayed the prayers she's written, and honestly, I feel better. Yes, hard times will come my way, but I know that with faith I will survive them. Completely Whole reaffirmed those beliefs.
Thank you for this wonderful novel!
(reviewed 61 days after purchase)
on July 21, 2012 :
Do you feel as though there is something standing in your way of becoming all you were created to be? Is there something missing in your life, something that you just can't figure out, that is preventing you from feeling completely whole? Paulette Harper has some words for you then.
In her latest book, Completely Whole, Harper uses Biblical teaching combined with real world experience to show women how to reach their potential and live wholly through Christ. Each chapter presents a way of looking at your life, learning more about yourself, and how to maximize your potential so that you are walking straight on the path of God. And as we strive for this wholeness in Christ the puzzle pieces of our lives will fall into place.
I like how this book reads as a blueprint. It's not a read in one sitting book nor is it a read in bits and pieces book. It's structured so you take one chapter at a time and are really able to meditate on what each chapter means for where you are in life. You can take as long as you need with each chapter and each one ends with a prayer and words of affirmation to really complete what you have just learned about yourself.
This book is for every woman, no matter what your place in life whether you feel completely broken down or are looking for affirmation of your place in this world. Harper draws on a variety of subjects affecting women today. Right from the first chapter, I could see why this book is so important in my own life. I certainly could have used it a couple of years ago when I was battling anxiety and depression. The words that Paulette shares are the same words I share now about my circumstances, about listening to what God was trying to tell me in that time and finding my way out of it.
This book asks you to examine your own life. Often we have things going on that we are afraid to confront or admit are there. This book shows you that it's okay to have those feelings but when we do address them, healing will take place. There are tons of Biblical examples and principles in the book to support her words and to give the reader hope. This isn't a "do XYZ and you'll be free" type of book. Instead it supports and encourages you as you journey toward a more fulfilled life, a life that can only be led by Jesus Christ.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
on June 30, 2012 :
How do we pick up the pieces of our lives and move on? When bad things happen, is it even possible to feel that we can be put back together again? Paulette Harper tackles these and many other questions in her book “Completely Whole.” The book is a beautiful reminder of how much God loves each and every one of us and how we are made completely whole through Him.
Each chapter of the book covers a different area in which we can experience the wholeness and restoration that is possible through Jesus Christ. I especially enjoyed the fact that each chapter ends with a prayer and confession so that we have the opportunity to respond to the message and truths that have been presented in the chapter. The book is full of scripture as Paulette discusses how we can be made “Completely Whole.”
Kristi Burchfiel, Christian devotional author and speaker
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)