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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Book Review: "Nourished"

     ISBN: 9780310331018  

Subtitle: A search for health, happiness, and a full night’s sleep.

By Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph

               Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph comprise a mother-daughter writing team. This is their second time writing as a team, their first being a cookbook, called “We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook”

               In this latest book, they share with their readers points that enrich and nourish lives. Becky describes Rachel as, “an extreme get-er-done type gal.” She describes herself as, “more of a ‘porch swing and hammock’ girl. In one short passage, Becky tells of ‘loving acceptance’ when unforeseen things happen and how the calm, cool, and collected attitude helped them when they were on a trip. She and her husband worked within the parameters of the circumstance and received some special perks because of the way they came across to those in their path. 

Rachel’s life is that of a young mother with a very busy husband and a very active toddler. Her husband is a high school football and basketball coach. She gives interesting ways to nourish herself, her marriage and her soul. In one section she tells readers to make a list of activities to calm their souls. She shares her list to get them started.

               I enjoyed reading this book; I can almost identify with the stage of life that Becky is in.(Becky's husband works as a literary agent,traveling with his work. Mine is retired and a homebody. That and I am a few years her senior.)
I applaud Rachel for her creativity in finding time and energy to write and in finding time for herself amid her busy life. 
               I would recommend this book to anyone who finds herself bogged down by the details of her life.

               I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson through its BookLook bloggers program. All I was asked to do was give an honest and unbiased review.


  1. Hi Cecelia! It's so interesting to be able to read about women's lives in different stages. I'm sure I'd really relate to Becky as well. My life as a young mother is miles away from me now! But I know that Rachel would help me remember those days when I needed a strategy to stay sane with two or three little ones in the house!
    And who couldn't use a little calm in the soul?

    1. Ceil: Thank you for stopping by. Yes, we all need nourishment in our souls. Hubby, Son, and I have needed that very thing in the past ten days or so. Hubby and I need the Lord's nourishment on something we just found out about. Please pray for us.

  2. I just noticed your comment above to Ceil about needing the Lord's nourishment on something you just found out about. I will be praying for you as well. Nourishment for our souls is something we need on a daily basis, much like nourishment for our bodies. I have been learning that over the past few years...for too many years I barely survived on just the food I'd get on Sundays....and I fear I was malnourished. But God has been "fattening me up" on His Word in the more recent years...storing up for the future. Thanks for sharing these thoughts with us today. Hope you'll show us pictures of your house project when done!

    1. Pam: Thank you for stopping by. Thank you, also, for your prayers. I used to do the same thing--going from Sunday to Wednesday to Sunday on what I heard at services. But I noticed others who seemed more content and happier than I thought I could be. God put me in a place where I had to choose to find a place that allowed me to grow or to walk away from God and His people. I chose to search for God.In the search, I found people who truly loved the Lord. I learned from Him and from them.

  3. Hey Cecilia! Thanks for stopping by and I'll look into this as a possible gift for the wife - or even the in-laws:)

    I love hearing positive stories of parents/children being able to work together on a book project!

    1. Thank you, Mark for stopping in and for your warm comment.


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