- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (June 27, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0718021665
- ISBN-13: 978-0718021665
Women often feel like they have to have it all together in order to live a meaningful life. Instead they feel inadequate, overwhelmed, and exhausted as they to figure out how to do it all. Author, business owner, and mom to three Lara Casey offers sound and grace-filled advice: “We can’t do it all, and do it well. But, we can choose to cultivate what matters.”
Welcome to the journey of getting messy in the rich soil of possibility—embracing imperfect, grace-filled progress to grow a life of joy.
Written as part encouragement anthem and part practical guide, Cultivate offers wisdom from God’s Word alongside lessons Lara has learned in her garden. Woven throughout is her personal story that helps release readers from the pressure to achieve and gives them freedom to move from planning to planting a meaningful legacy. “It’s in the imperfect—the mess of the dirt--that good things grow,” Casey reminds readers. “Peonies grow through the dirt, and so do we.” Readers will learn to embrace the season they’re in, finding balance as they interact in fresh ways with their current life scenarios, with God, and in the communities where they are planted.
Special features include
- Actionable Cultivate It prompts throughout the book
- A ten-week Cultivate Together discussion guide with questions for small groups
- “Grace from the Garden” vignettes provide encouragement and inspiration
About the Author
Lara Casey is a mom to three (one through the gift of adoption), a grateful wife, and a believer in the impossible. She created the PowerSheets grace-filled goal setting planner and the Write the Word journals, and she founded Southern Weddings Magazine a decade ago. Lara is also the author of Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and loves getting her hands dirty in the garden.
Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey is the just released book by the creator of PowerSheets which is a Christian goal setting planner.
I love how the author Casey uses gardening to define the goals of this book. Check out the table of contents:
I am reviewing the ebook edition which has a note-taking function to record your thoughts wherever you see the bracketed instructions [Your Notes] or [Your Response]. And you can use your device’s highlighting function to record your response whenever you are asked to checkmark, circle, underline, or otherwise indicate your answer(s). What an excellent tool to use on your iPad, etc.
Be sure to check out the goodies to go along with this book at: http://laracasey.com/cultivate/
Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life by Lara Casey would be a wonderful woman's bible study book. I will definitely recommend this one if asked. Highly recommend.