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Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Sistergirl Devotions" by Carol M. Mackey

"Sistergirl Devotions: Keeping Jesus in the Mix on the Job" by Carol M. Mackey is for the working woman. While the series is aimed primarily at African American women, women of other races will enjoy this book. Even men will find advice helpful (with the exception of a few topics pertinent only for women). There are ninety devotionals, each about two pages in length. They all start with an adage, followed by a Bible verse. Then, there is the meat of the devotional that explains the topic and occasionally has a personal anecdote inserted. Then, there is a Power Move paragraph that relates the lesson directly to work. Finally, there is a My Confession part that the reader may say aloud to help them put the devotion into place. The advice given--like dressing modestly, showing up early for work, not saying nasty comments, etc--are mostly common sense. However, Mackey writes in such a way that readers feel they are learning something new, and they want to keep turning the pages. For those looking for a book about evangelism in the workplace, this book is not quite for that. This is more of a successful working woman advice book with a Christian twist.

Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

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