Excited about making your mark on the world, living life on your own terms and eating ice cream for dinner if you want? Being on your own is so great, but when the decisions get a little more difficult than “Do I wash a black-and-white striped shirt with whites or colors?”, this little book will be invaluable. On My Own Now shows you how to apply biblical wisdom of the ages to choosing everything from friends to underwear; exercising and exorcising (ooh, creepy); juggling commitments and balancing bills; taking mom and dad for all they're worth (er, uh, we mean like taking their advice and stuff); and waiting, dating and maybe someday mating.
On My Own Now is about strengthening young women's faith and preventing the screw-ups that can brand us for life. Donna Lee Schillinger draws on her eclectic past as a rebellious youth, Peace Corps volunteer, social worker, single mother, court mediator and executive director of a home for single young mothers. She uses gender-reversed Proverbs with real-life applications to wave the red flag of caution for young women, warning against the pitfalls of a post-modern, sexually casual, consumer-is-king society that is indelibly scarring youth with cynicism, sexually transmitted diseases and bad credit.
This compact collection of quirky vignettes is great for daily devotions, affirmations, confessions, benedictions and many other religious “tions,” all with the goal of keeping you on the yellow brick road. After all, you're not in Kansas anymore you're on your own now (unless you live in Kansas, then you would still be in Kansas…).
“Every once in a while, a book lands in my hands that I know immediately is truly extraordinary. On My Own Now is such a book. Donna Lee Schillinger's writing style absolutely sparkles and is a joy to read just for the sheer pleasure of observing a true wordsmith at work. Then, there's the content, which is absolutely exceptional. If you could put one book into the hands of every young woman you know, this should be the book. And if she applied a fraction of the wisdom contained therein, she'd be spared a mountain of tears. This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it.”
Donna Partow, Author, Becoming the Woman God Wants Me To Be: A 90-Day Guide to Living the Proverbs 31 Life.
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About the Author
In 2000, Donna “retired” from social work to take care of her elderly grandparents and homeschool her daughter. She soon began The Quilldriver, a custom publisher for nonprofit organizations and traditional publisher of inspirational nonfiction books.
Award-winning editor and publisher, Donna makes her writing debut with On My Own Now: Straight Talk from the Proverbs for Young Christian Women who Want to Remain Pure, Debt-free and Regret-free. She launched a nonprofit organization of the same name, with the mission to provide encouragement for young adults to maintain their Christian faith when they get out on their own. Visit her Web site at www.OnMyOwnNow.com.
Donna lives in rural Arkansas with her husband John and children.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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This is a great little book. Not only does it read really easy and fast, but it gives a ton of good advice for young Christian women. The title says it all and you do get the advice needed to avoid the common mistakes young women make. This is fun, in no way you'll feel like you're being lectured at, instead this is friendly advice. The conversational tone and the stories Schillinger tells make this book one of a kind in its species. I highly recommend it for women about to start life on their own.