You Matter More Than You Think

You Matter More Than You Think

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by Leslie Parrott
     
 
''Am I making a difference? Does my life matter?How can I make a difference when some days I can't even find my keys?'' asks award-winning author Leslie Parrott. ''I've never been accused of being methodical, orderly, or linear. So when it came to considering my years on this planet, I did so without a sharpened pencil and a pad of paper. Instead, I walked along

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''Am I making a difference? Does my life matter?How can I make a difference when some days I can't even find my keys?'' asks award-winning author Leslie Parrott. ''I've never been accused of being methodical, orderly, or linear. So when it came to considering my years on this planet, I did so without a sharpened pencil and a pad of paper. Instead, I walked along Discovery Beach, just a few minutes from our home in Seattle.Strange, though. All I seemed to ever bring home from my walks on the beach were little pieces of sea glass. Finding these random pieces eventually became a fixation. And, strangely, with each piece I collected, I felt a sense of calm.What could this mean? What was I to discover from this unintentional collection?''In this poignant and vulnerable book, Leslie shows you how each hodgepodge piece of your life, no matter how haphazard, represents a part of what you do and who you are. While on the surface, none of these pieces may seem to make a terribly dramatic impact, Leslie will show you how they are your life and how when they are collected into a jar - a loving human heart - they become a treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458724496
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
11/29/2010
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 10.00(h) x 7.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Leslie Parrott is a marriage and family therapist and codirector with her husband, Dr. Les Parrott, of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. She is the author of You Matter More Than you Think and coauthor with her husband of several bestselling books, including The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, Relationships, Love Talk, and the Gold Medallion Award-winner, Saving Your Marriage before It Starts. Leslie lives in Seattle with her husband and their two sons. Www.RealRelationships.com

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Jenny_Rose More than 1 year ago
We are using this book as part of our Bible study materials at our church. What peaked my interest most was how did the author process and deal with the traumatic news: her father, a pastor, had been having an affair and was leaving them for the other woman. While this is what I was curious about, the book focuses on how we make a difference—whether those differences are big, small, or even cause a domino effect. But it isn't just a pep talk reminding us that we do indeed make a difference, she also reminds us not to get so caught up in making a difference for others that we neglect ourselves. The only thing I didn't like is the way she seemed to devote two chapters to gender differences. I agree men and women are different, but I don't think making an impact should be analyzed according to whether you're a man or woman. This book shouldn't just be read by someone who is questioning why they are on this earth or what they can do with their life. I think this book is also for the woman who knows what her gifts and talents are and believes she is using them to God's glory. It definitely made me take a second look at how I'm serving where and if there are any changes I should make.