What Women Want

You know what I want right now?

A big piece of the rhubarb pie that's sitting on my kitchen counter.

A chance to fit 14 hours of sleep in the 8 hours I have in front of me tonight.

A sunny, warm day tomorrow. (Which isn't likely, unfortunately; it's been a cool, rainy Saturday here).

I also want to be passionate about my faith, to love my husband and children with all my heart, to enjoy God (hat tip to John Piper; I'm re-reading "Desiring God" right now) and to be thankful for life every day God grants me breath.

All valid desires. But they differ in intensity.

Authors Lisa T. Bergren and Rebecca Price get this. Their new book, "What Women Want: The Life You Crave and How God Satisfies," digs in deep to discuss what women really want -- and it's more than the ice cream sundae, the silk shirts and the beautiful flowers depicted on the colorful cover.

Obviously, each woman is unique in her longings. But during a nationwide survey, Lisa and Rebecca found a few common themes. Women all seem to want...
  • inspiration and insight that lead toward a solid, growing relationship with God;
  • to know love, peace and balance in life;
  • to find the way to true joy, and be able to remain there;
  • emotional, spiritual and physical health;
  • deep friendships;
  • and to have meaning and purpose.
If you relate to even one of those goals, you'll enjoy this book. Lisa and Rebecca write very conversationally about weighty topics, and they've peppered "What Women Want" with personal stories from survey participants, as well as interviews with some of today's most respected female Christian thinkers. They not only discuss the wants women have, they look into what's keeping us from reaching them. The ultimate goal is God's best in every area of our lives.

Interested? Then leave me a comment on this post, and I'll draw a random name next Saturday, May 17. The winner will get an autographed copy of "What Women Want" for their very own.

And now, it's time for me to get some rhubarb pie. That's one desire I can fulfill tonight.

33 comments:

  1. I would be very happy with 8 hours of sleep and a piece of that pie. Thanks for the chance to win the book !!

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  2. Oh my gosh! I don't even know what I want, so it'll be a great help and surprise to finaly discover it in this book! Thanks for your generosity.

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  3. Sounds like a well might have been tapped with the writing of this book--what women want. It is it's own reality show. I'd be interested to see how they suggest the pursuit of these goals. Your review intrigues me. Hope you enjoyed your pie.

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  4. I'm interested! Thanks for having a giveaway!

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  5. I'm interested. And let me know if you figure out how to fit 14 hours of sleep into 8.

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  6. I'd love to be entered, it sounds like a great book!

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  7. I'd like the book and the pie, please.

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  8. I'd love the book.

    Never had rhubarb pie. Always sounded bizarre to me when I've read recipes in my many cookbooks and magazines.

    But my girl just made some chocolate covered strawberries for Mother's Day which we are anxiously waiting for the chocolate to harden. . . Ahhh! Now that's my love language!

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  9. Oh, rhubarb pie.....my mom has a huge patch of rhubarb and makes it every summer. Since I live over a 1000 miles away from her, I haven't had it since I moved away. :( So I'll think of you enjoying yours!
    Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. Happy Mothers Day!

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  10. Sounds like a great book...and now I want some pie...

    Happy Mom's Day!

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  11. I have this book and I'm about 1/2 way through it. It's been a great find. I just wanted to tell you that I enjoy your blog and check in quite often. Blessings! (Don't include me in the drawing please since I already have the book.) :)

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  12. I'm a sucker for a giveaway :-)

    I'll pass on the pie, though. I just had a huge piece of chocolate cake!

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  13. This book has been on my wish list for a long time, so I'd love to win it. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  14. I really, really want to win a copy of What Women Want. I am co-chairing a committe that selects books for our bible study, and this one looks terrific.
    Thanks for this opportunity!
    bookingmama(at)comcast(dot)net

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  15. Looks like a great book! Sign me up!

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  16. 14 hours of sleep sounds great to me! :) And I've never tried Rhubarb pie. Hope you had a happy mother's day!!!

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  17. Does the pie come with the book? Thanks for a neat giveaway and Happy Mother's Day!

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  18. I'm interested if you are willing to send the book half way round the world :)

    mmmm..pie..my body wants it, but my mind is being strong (for now..)

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  19. Sounds great. However I don't know what offer is better the book or pie? HMMM. Can we have both? H

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  20. I've been wanting to read that book, but my library doesn't have it.

    I am in the mood for a cupcake!

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  21. I'd love a chance to read that book.

    Hope you enjoyed the pie.

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  22. I'd love to finally figure out what it is that I want.
    (Besides 14 hours of sleep!)

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  23. Ohhh, that deep and hearty pie of life!

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  24. I would love that book! Getting ready to be a mommy, so I'm full of questions right now!!!!

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  25. As I was reading this, I was thinking - what a great sounding book! I need to go get a copy and see if it's something we could do for a ladies bible study - and LO AND BEHOLD, you're doing a give-a-way! OH PLEASE count me IN!!! :)

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  26. Awesome review Kelly! Maybe I'll win this time. I keep trying to win this book! :-)

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  27. I would love peace, love and balance in my life, let me know where it is hiding. At least the peace and balance part.

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  28. this book sounds so good! I would love to win a copy :)

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  29. This book sounds like it would really hit the spot right now. Seeing as how the pie is out of the question! Thanks.
    kanddallison at yahoo dot com

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  30. This book sounds great. Sounds like it might answer some of my questions. Thanks..please enter me....Mary Lou at dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net

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  31. This book sounds like one I would like to read. I would love to hear what they have to say. Please enter me!

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  32. Attention ladies (and any gentlemen among you!) Kelly has won the Starbucks card from Lisa Bergren's and Rebecca Price's blog tour contest!

    Great post here and YEAH Kelly!

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  33. Yummmm....I keep thinking about your rhubarb pie. Add some strawberries and that's what THIS woman wants right now. Warm. With a little vanilla ice cream...

    Congrats on winning the Starbucks card...and thanks for sharing about our book!

    Love,
    Lisa Bergren

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