I AM pleased to announce that my book club selection for May 2012 is a book that I, Shawna Marie, have never read. As many books as I’ve read, buy and read regularly, surprisingly, this book is new to me. It was recommended to me by Reverend Bobby a couple of  times. When I went online yesterday to check it out and order it for myself, I decided to go ahead and make it the book club selection for this month. It looks to be a really great book!

Here’s the description so you have some background on the book:

“Bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the life they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives readers practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dream, revealing that there’s no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams He gives us for His honor.”

Now, even though I no longer reference God as “He” and find doing so a throw back to patriachal belief systems, I’m going to overlook the clearly stated perspective in the description which does reference God as “He” for the greater good of exploring the jewels of wisdom which surely are contained in this book. I mean, Reverend Bobby has not actually recommended any books before that I haven’t already read so, I’m gonna trust this is a good one.

Do check it out for yourself and let me know if you’re gonna read along with me this month. Feel free to comment below or contact me directly. My email is Shawna@HealingTruthCenter.com.

Shawna Marie


I’m kicking off the 2012 Book Club with a classic: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. As Janvieve Naemani says, “This book is old as dirt.” It’s also an excellent primer for us to start off the new year extremely intentionally!

I love that Hill integrates spiritual principles and practices in this book without beating you over the head about it. There are wonderful self-assessment tools in it AND great prayer treatments to increase your confidence. Yes, auto suggestion is prayer therapy! All of those statements he encourages you to say every day most certainly qualify as prayers. Slick, right? Besides there is an entire chapter on faith. Make no mistake, this is a very spiritual book!

Bottom line, this is a book that will encourage you to be mindful about how successful you can be while giving you tools to do it. I’ve gotten into the habit of reading this one every year. Usually I read it at the end of the year in preparation for the new year (which I did do last month.) I will also read it again this month so we can yap about it together right here on the blog and on twitter using #HTCBookClub.

Which of Hill’s stories most resonated with you and why? What intention were you comfortable setting around financial achievement? Are you willing to commit to daily prayer therapy around the accomplishment of  your financial goals? What is the first thing you will have to address within yourself based upon your personal inventory? Which fears will you overcome this year in order to grow into your next level this year?

*Reminder: You’re invited to tweet it up with me about this book and your revelations using #HTCBookClub. I AM @HealingTruthCtr on the twitter.

With love and faith in God as you…


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