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Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life’s Challenges with Strength (and Soul)
|by Michele Howe / Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch|
Size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Pub Date: 2010
Item Number: 564334
Case Quantity: 24
Categories: Christian Living
Being a woman in today’s world means wrestling—physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally—with lots of weighty struggles. Lifestyle mentor Michele Howe and orthopedic surgeon Christopher Foetisch offer a well-rounded “training manual” filled with inspirational insight and practical advice for handling life’s toughest battles with inner and outer strength. Thematic chapters begin with Howe’s trademark real-life vignettes and essays on personal and situational topics: loss, sorrow, aging, job displacement, divorce, parenting issues, financial setbacks, illness, and more.
Women will identify with the experiences of other women, and how each found and developed the emotional and spiritual strength to meet the challenges she faced. Foetisch then provides practical weight-bearing “exercises” for body and soul health, and information on staying strong and well, no matter your age or circumstances. Valuable take-away action thoughts, meaningful quotations, and concluding Scripture verses complete the “workout.”
Women will be delighted and surprised at the recommendations, choices, and options available to them. They’ll discover new ways of dealing with old problems and develop the multifaceted fitness they need to fearlessly face all of life’s challenges.
"Women are constantly being challenged in every area of their lives. In Burdens Do a Body Good, Howe and Foetisch pair inspirational stories with practical women’s health recommendations. At the end of each chapter, the “Takeaway Action Thought” gives a quick overview of the information shared on each of the 30 different topics. This book is designed for a female audience interested in an intellectual approach to everyday challenges, but the information contained is as easily adaptable for men as their female counterparts. Whether you’re dealing with parenting, retirement, care-giving, or stress, each chapter will supply supportive, Christian-based ideas for not only surviving but growing through tough times."
"Being a woman in today’s world means carrying a lot of burdens—physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional. Burdens Do a Body Good offers women inspirational and practical insights on handling life's "weightier" challenges. Lifestyle mentor Michele Howe and orthopedic surgeon Christopher Foetisch offer inspirational wisdom and sound advice for women."
"Howe (Going It Alone: Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom) and orthopedic surgeon Foetisch, a sports medicine specialist, aim their book at Christian women, focusing on the stresses they may well meet in the course of a typical life: loss, sorrow, aging, job loss, divorce, motherhood, financial difficulties, illness, time management, and more. Each short chapter includes a discussion of the challenge at hand, a "takeaway thought," and so-called "weight-bearing exercises" from Foetisch that describe real-life and healthy coping strategies. Each section closes with an apposite Bible quotation. VERDICT This little book is suitably light on theology and lively in its presentation of real-life issues, with commonsense solutions that have a dash of God and medicine thrown into the mix. It should appeal to Christian women from adolescence up."
Michele Howe is a reviewer for Publishers Weekly, FaithfulReader.com, Aspiring Retail, Foreword Magazine, TeenReads.com, KidsRead.com, among many others national and international publications. She has published over 1000 reviews/articles and has been featured on numerous radio shows across the country speaking on topics such as parenting and a diverse range of women''''''''s health issues. Her work has been published in MORE, FIRST for Women, Good Housekeeping, Christianity Today, Discipleship Journal, Midwest Living, Parentlife, Fullfill, Christian Single, Single Parent Family, Focus on the Family, and Connections. She also does copywriting and manuscript reviewing for several publishing houses including New Growth Press.
Michele is the author of ten books for women. Her book, "Going It Alone: Meeting the Challenges of Being a Single Mom" (Hendrickson Publishers), provided hope and practical helps for single moms new to parenting solo. She has also authored "Pilgrim Prayers for Single Mothers" (Pilgrim Press) and a third book of helps for single mothers titled, "Successful Single Moms" (Pilgrim Press.) In addition to these resources for single mothers, Michele wrote four separate titles combining real life stories with inspirational prayer retreats. These titles published by (Jossey-Bass) include: "Prayers for Homeschooling Moms," "Prayers to Nourish a Woman''''s Heart," "Prayers of Comfort and Strength" and "Prayers for New and Expecting Moms."
Her newest books include a follow-up resource to "Going it Alone" titled, "Still Going It Alone: Mothering with Faith and Finesse Once the Children Have Grown" (Hendrickson Publishers) and "Burdens Do a Body Good: Meeting Life''''''''s Challenges with Strength and Soul" co-authored with orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Christopher A. Foetisch (Hendrickson Publishers).
In addition to her article and books writing, Michele writes a weekly women''''s lifestyle and single parenting column at www.bizymoms.com. Read Michele''''s column at: http://www.bizymoms.com/experts/michele-howe/index.html In line with her passion for working with single parents, Michele''''s resources offer encouragement to women of all ages by challenging them to exercise their combination of strengths, skills, and life wisdom in pursuit of a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. Recognizing that life is often difficult, women can learn how to recognize (and find solace in) significant life-markers and by so doing, acquire the strength to embrace their daily challenges.
Dr. Christopher Foetisch is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine with a practice emphasis involving the shoulder and knee. He is Board Certified through the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds professional memberships through the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the Ohio State Medical Association, and the Toledo Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Foetisch received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio, completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Medical College of Ohio, as well as a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys, California. He has been in private practice for the past ten years and his office is located at the Toledo Clinic, Toledo, Ohio.
He serves as Section Chief of Orthopedics and Vice-Chair of Surgery at Flower Hospital, Sylvania, Ohio. Dr. Foetisch also sits on the Flower Hospital Trauma Committee and the Flower Hospital Medical Care Improvement Committee, among other positions.
Widely published, Dr. Foetisch’s credits include articles in the American Journal of Orthopedics, Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, and Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. Dr. Foetisch writes a sports medicine column at: http://bizymoms.com/experts/christopher-foetisch/index.html and he has also acted as expert consultant and professional contributed to numerous community and national trade publications on the following women’s health topics:
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