Review: Have a New You by Friday

by Dr. Kevin Leman

i don't know about you, but i don't need to think very long or hard when it comes to thinking of something i would like to change about myself. given that, Dr. Kevin Leman's new book, Have a New You by Friday: How To Accept Yourself, Boost Your Confidence & Change Your Life in 5 Days might seem like just the right book to pick up.

starting on monday, he takes each day of the week to tackle a different obstacle or challenge area in life. from personality discovery to family dynamics, and from love languages to what our childhood memories tell us about ourselves, Dr. Leman lays out a journey for his readers that culminates in friday's chapter of encouraging his readers to be their own shrink, not be afraid of doing the hard work with what they have discovered over the course of the week.

my only caveat is that unless you have some serious time on your hands, even for an avid reader, getting the most out of the book just might require more than one week. there is so much to think about, not to mention the many questions and exercises that fill the book, five days may be pushing it a bit. but for someone who is intent on improving their life, this is an excellent place to begin.

Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.