Carol Round


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Smashwords book reviews by Carol Round

  • Women Of Strength - A devotional to improve spiritual & physical health on Oct. 27, 2012

    Kimberly Payne writes from the heart as well as experience. Her devotional book, Women of Strength, was born out of her desire to become physically healthy. As a former personal trainer, Payne knew about exercise and routine but began to realize that something or, as she says, “Someone” was missing in her health and fitness plan. That missing piece of the puzzle is God. Payne felt led by His spirit to include God in every part of her life, including something as small as losing a few pounds. Payne has divided her devotional book into four sections to reflect the four seasons. She has further divided each season into six sections to include an inspirational devotional, a common health fact and fitness questions, a reflection, a prayer, scripture, top tips, a challenge and an energizing exercise. She also includes “Exercise Your Funny Bone” with each devotional. For example, “Seven days without prayer makes one weak.” We need to laugh each day to exercise our insides too! This unique, practical, inspirational book reflects the author’s quest to help other women improve their spiritual and physical health through the seasons. Get your copy and get healthy, physically and spiritually. I give it a 5-star rating!—Carol Round, author of Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God, and the companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge.
  • Better Than The Best on July 11, 2013

    "Better than the Best" is chock full of inspiration as the author not only shares his journey but encourages others on theirs. I finished the book, encouraged by what James Oh has to share with his readers. The following quote resonated with me: "If you continuously compete with others, You become Bitter. But if you continuously compete with yourself, You become Better." When I was competing in 5K races, I finally realized that the way to improve my own time was to quit looking at those who were passing me in the race and focus on improving myself. It worked! Kudos James for a wonderful book!