For this months book I decided to read a genre I’ve never read before, christian fiction. After researching a few Christian authors, I chose Karen Kingsbury. I didn’t have a specific title in mind, but I knew Ollie’s Bargain Outlet sells books really cheap. I wanted to check out their selection first, before looking anywhere else. It was my lucky day! I was able to find several Kingsbury novels. At first glance, I spotted Chasing Sunsets. I read a summary on the back page, and learned it was book two from a three part series. After searching through several stacks of books for over fifteen minutes, I eventually found book three, Brush of Wings. Both hardcovers for $3.99 each! I was unable to locate the first book in the series, Angels Walking, but no problem. I found a copy on E-bay.
This months book is written by my all time favorite author, Jodi Picoult. I had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Picoult during her book tour last October, at The King Arts Complex, in Columbus Ohio. She has such a sweet personality. Picoult has twenty-five novels on the New York Times best selling books list. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
What is Oola?
Oo’- la \ n. adj. \ 1 a : derived from the expression ohh la la! b : state of awesomeness c : a life that is balanced and growing in the key areas of health, finances, career, relationships, and well-being d : a destination (i.e., getting to Oola) 2 a : describing actions, insights and goals that lead to a balanced life (ex: That’s so Oola) 3 a : the ultimate plan for achieving balance in an unbalanced world.
Troy Amdahl and Dave Braun are known as, the Oolaguys. They are the co-authors of the international best selling book Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World. These men travel the country in a 1970 VW Surf Bus, spreading the motivational Oola message, while collecting written dreams on stickers that cover the vehicle. You can follow Dave (@OolaSeeker) and Troy (OolaGuru) on social media.
Oola VW Bus
My featured book of the month is definitely in my top favorites, of self-help genre. I received my copy from Faithbox subscription box, which unfortunately went out of business last month. If you’ve found yourself struggling recently in any area of your life, I recommend this book for you. Oola will completely transform how you live your daily life. You will learn about the 7 key areas of life; fitness, finance, family, field (job), faith, friends and fun (hobbies). It seems simple, right? The fact is, life is never smooth sailing. Dave and Troy will teach you about the 7 Oola Blockers; fear, guilt, anger, self-sabotage, envy, and lack of focus. Blockers are like waves in the ocean that keep us from sailing smoothly, what we all wish for. They also teach us about the 7 Oola Accelerators; gratitude, love, discipline, integrity, passion, humility and wisdom. Accelerators are like the propellers that keep our boat moving. While I was reading this book, I quickly realized how certain areas of my life have been beyond blessed, as well as, other pieces that could use far more attention and assistance. As you learn about the Oola life style, you will read true stories by incredibly talented, brave and inspiring women just like you. Order a copy today. You will find yourself committed, stress free and happier than ever while reaching your ultimate Oola goal!