Thursday, February 24, 2011

Review & Giveaway: The Me Project

The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You've Always Wanted by Kathi Lipp

Publication Date: February 2011
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help/Chrisitan
ISBN-13: 9780736929660

(Received for review from Kathy Carlton Willis Communications)

Purchase: Barnes & Noble, Book Despository,, IndieBound

Kathi Lipp on the WEB: Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter

Synopsis (Book Blurb):

It's Time to Pursue Your Dreams

Have daily demands caused you to set aside your goals and dreams? How might your life be different, if you took a few minutes every day for 21 days to put your dreams on "project status"?

The Me Project provides fun, creative, and doable daily steps for you to actually live out the dreams God has planted in your heart. Kathi Lipp's warm tone and laugh-out-loud humor will motivate you to take action each day toward bringing purpose back into your life. And it will give you the confidence you need to accomplish your dreams in the midst of your already busy schedule.

You'll learn how to
  • discover (or rediscover) the unique plan God has for your life
  • connect with a group of like-minded women who want to make their goals a priority
  • change your attitude toward your roles in life, as well as how you approach your goals
If you're ready to take on the challenge of living the life you've always wanted, The Me Project is your place to begin.


Writer and speaker Kathi Lipp has once again brought readers a practical guide to pursuing their own personal dreams and goals. Kathi's previous books gave women insight into having a better marriage and bringing back the love they shared with their spouse. Her latest book, The Me Project is all about getting that passion and drive to pursue our dreams and goals back.

With so many demands on bodies, time and emotions it is sometimes hard to find the time to pursue our own personal goes, but Lipp shows readers that with just a few minutes a day they can take daily steps toward fulfilling the innermost longings of the heart, those dreams that may have been put aside because you got married or started a career. What you really wanted to say when someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up!

This book provides creative ideas to put your dreams on "project status". I believe that so many of us want to pursue those long held dreams but we have no idea how to get started. Lipp gives the reader starting point, a boost to get them going in the right direction. Her creative ideas are full of easy to do steps that readers will find not only challenging but also fun. Lipp uses humor to engage the reader and make them feel at ease. She gives them just a little nudge to get them going, while also allowing the reader to laugh at themselves a little bit as they start to change their lives.

When I was growing up I had one answer to that all important question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I wanted to be an author. I started reading at a young age and that's really what I wanted to do, but as I got older, life kind of got in the way. I got married, had two kids, had a very demanding job and there just didn't seem time to pursue my deepest and greatest dream to write. Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you just have to go with it. My health eventually gave me the time and purpose to pursue my writing career. Kathi Lipp's book is a great inspiration to me. If I had read it sooner, I probably would have had my own dreams on project status long before I did. I think readers will fall in love with Kathi's style and her ability to see inside the hearts of women who ask themselves the question, "Is this all there is"?

I recommend this one to women who want more out of life, who want to live their dreams and find passion in their everyday lives as they pursue life-long goals.

Please take the time to check out this short article written by Kathi Lipp to quick start you into living your dreams, it's called Three Super Simple Kick Starts.

The Me Project is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag! I love it...

Kathi Lipp is a busy conference and retreat speaker, currently speaking each year to thousands of women throughout the United States. She is the author of The Husband Project and The Marriage Project and has had articles published in several magazines, including Today's Christian Woman and Discipleship Journal. Kathi and her husband Roger, live in California and are the parents of four young adults.


Kathy Carlton Willis Communications is sponsoring a Grand Prize Giveaway! One reader from Debbie's Book Bag will be entered in the grand prize drawing to win a Deluxe Starbucks Coffee Gift Basket. Here are the details:
  • Three 2.5-oz. bags of Starbucks coffee
    (Sumatra, House Blend, and French Roast)
  • Tazo black tea
  • Starbucks marshmallow cocoa
  • Almond roca
  • Almond roca buttercrunch toffee cookies
  • White chocolate and raspberry cookies
  • 2 Starbucks mugs
  • Keepsake black bamboo basket
$62 value

Here's what you need to do to get a chance to be entered in this drawing:

~You must be a GFC follower of Debbie's Book Bag!
~Please leave a comment on this post answering the question: What did you always want to be when you grew up and did you follow that dream?
~Please include your e-mail address to be officially entered
~Deadline for this giveaway will be
Midnight EST, March 2nd.
~The Grand Prize Drawing with be March 7th and the winner will be notified.

That's all there is to it!


Vidisha said...

I always wanted to be a Doctor..and i am still in process...GFC follower

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*yadkny* said...

From as early as I can remember I wanted to be a lawyer... I told everyone that's what I was going to be. Turns out that's really not what I wanted to be:) As I got older I realized I really don't like confrontation too much even though I've been well prepared in the worlds of both confrontation and debate having grown up in a household of 8 kids. I really like what I'm doing now (I'm a Medical Staff Specialist) and feel like I'm more in my element now than I ever would have been as a lawyer.

*GFC follower of Debbie's Book Bag!

Theresa N. said...

I'm a follower. I wanted to be a designer, but never did.
Theresa N

Unknown said...

I always wanted to be either a teacher or reporter but never made up my mind completely. I never followed through with any of those dreams. Please enter me in contest. I am a follower and email subscriber.

justpeachy36 said...

I have a teaching certificate, but I only taught for a year. Just wasn't my thing. I was however a daycare directer for 10 years and loved it. I went through a stage where I wanted to write for magazines and I have had quite a bit of success in that area, but I really always wanted to be an author... I'm still working on that one LOL...

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

There were three things that I wanted to be when I grew up. An actress, a singer, and a writer. I did not become the first two, although I still sing occasionally. However, I am currently fulfilling my dream to be a writer. Not published yet, but I'm hopeful!

Thanks for the chance in the giveaway!


Michelle said...

I always wanted to be a writer, too, and am finally, after a very long time, getting there!

My email is anniebeginsthebook (at) gmail (dot) com.


Missie, The Unread Reader said...

I always wanted to be a dancer, but I can't bust a move to save my life, so no, I didn't pursue it.

Awesome Giveaway. I'm a new follower. Thanks

missie at

OzarksUSA said...

I'm a GFC Follower. I always wanted to be a writer when I grew up and I am. I have had only a few things published, but I'm working on more. My email is
OzarksUSA @ gmail dot com.