“If I was really serving God, I wouldn’t be spending my days in high heels and a business suit. I’d find something more spiritual to do – like serving my family or volunteering at my church. Right?”
Paddison not only tackles this question, she answers it with a resounding “yes”!
Here’s what I liked about the book. It encourages women to stop whining and start taking action – like seeking out mentors and making smart career choices.
From dual-career families to negotiating with your boss, Paddison hits the hot buttons facing women in the workplace. And despite her enormous success in business, she isn’t preachy or condescending. She’s quick to admit her failures and recognizes that God places each of us in unique circumstances.
Here’s another thing I loved about the book. Work, Love, Pray offers dozens of examples of the successes, failures, and lessons learned from other women on the journey. Including women who have “failed” in business. Women who have been abandoned by a spouse or have unexpectedly lost a family member. Women who have lost it “all” – yet have persevered in faith to rise above their circumstances to live out their God-given talents.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book?
It didn’t exist 20 years ago. I could have really used the advice! In fact, Paddison has founded 4Word, a national nonprofit designed to connect, lead, and support young professional Christian women. Check out the 4Word website here.
Who do you know who can benefit from Work, Love, Pray?