Book Review: She Believes

Embracing the Life You Were Created to Live


Let’s get one thing straight from the outset, I am a ladies man.


I always have been and always will be. The female mystique has been woven into my fabric.

Before you go off and get the wrong impression of me, I am NOT a ladies man in the sense of let’s say, James Bond. I don’t have a fast car nor do I have the ladies clamoring for my attention.

I am one lady’s man specifically; my heart has belonged to my bride, Jackie, for the past thirty-eight years (plus the courtship) and counting. Above all, she has been the greatest gift God has given to me.

To add to the aura of my ladies-man-mantra, I have three grown daughters who will always have a sweet spot in their Daddy’s heart. They still know how to get to Dear-Ole-Dad!

To put the icing on the cake, I also have three granddaughters (soon to be four!) who have no problem winning over their Papa’s affections in the midst of their giggles and winsome smiles.

I have a Mom (no kidding Sherlock!) and a couple of sisters.

Many moons ago, I coached a girls high school basketball team. Early on we may not have won many games, but we had the best smelling locker room with all kinds of lotions and potions.

Lastly, most of my co-workers through the years have been women who have in one way, shape, or form participated in the process of molding yours truly.

What the heck, we even had a couple of female cats (seriously!) join the party over the years!

What possessed me to accept the invitation to be on the book launch team for Debbie Lindell’s new book, She Believes: Embracing the Life You Were Created to Live?


At first, I wondered about the answer to the question.

I do not know Debbie personally, but have come to enjoy serving in the capacity of lending my two cents for a book review.

It’s a seed sown for when it is my time to launch a book.

Truthfully, the sub-title, embracing the life you were created to live, drew me in.

Back in the old days, a certain TV show had a tag line indicating the names were changed to protect the innocent.

Although the target audience for Debbie’s book is primarily female, if one would subtract the “S” the identity could be changed to He Believes as I came to discover there are many truths in this book which apply to all.

While attending a conference, Debbie referenced a speaker whose message was entitled Your Life is a Gift. She states:

“…she spoke about how God designed each one of us exactly how he wants us to be; all we need to do is believe that, unwrap the package of our lives, and watch God use us in ways we’ve never dreamed or imagined.”

Personally, the message crossed the gender divide and made its way into my mind and heart as I ponder similar issues in my life.

More importantly, reading this book gave me a fresh glimpse into lives of the women in my life and has helped me gain a better understanding of the issues which women face.

As eluded to above – your life is a gift. Many of us claim to believe in God and we have no problem doing so.

However, let me ask you this question.

Do you believe what God believes about you?

  • He formed you in your mother’s womb.
  • You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
  • You are the apple of his eye.
  • You are loved!

If you are a woman reading this, do yourself a favor and buy the book as it will fuel your soul.   In it you will find a friend in Debbie who shares the same concerns you do.  Grab a latte or hot chocolate, find your favorite reading spot, and dive in.  You will not regret it.

If you are a man reading this, buy a copy for the women in your life as it will be a blessing to them and will only add to your you-da-man allure!

Christmas is coming and the nominal price of the book would be a great investment into another’s life. If you care to check it out, you can do so here.

Let me ask it again – Do you believe what God believes about you?

She Believes will help you answer this question. It’s well worth the investment.