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Trade Paperback
208 pages
Jul 2007
Harvest House Publishers

The Woman I Am Becoming: Embracing the Chase for Identity, Faith, and Destiny

by T. Suzanne Eller

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The Woman I am Becoming: Embracing the Chase for Identity, Faith, and Destiny, by T. Suzanne Eller is a book for women in their twenties, that aims to fill a generation gap. Eller reminds readers that life in America has changed with families having moved apart leaving many young women without guides and role models for life. Finding a mentor or worthy examples to follow is one theme of this book.

Eller lives in Oklahoma and she and her husband Richard are parents of three young people in their twenties. She has worked with teens for many years in her church and home and has written several teen parenting books. This book moves up an age notch to guide young “twenty-something” women who are grappling with identity, women who need guidance finding a mentor to help them grow stable and strong.

Eller deals with the factor of friendship in stabilizing one’s self—finding where to fit in and what life is about. Further, she talks about love, and building a godly marriage and sexual relationship. She discusses maturity in money handling and how to find a “calling” or vocation that will lead to contentment.

A highlight of this book is collected advice from older women, along with reflections on life from some of the author’s young friends. I recommend this book for any woman in her twenties, married or not, who is searching for her place in the world. The advice is sound and encouraging, open and honest, from the heart of a knowing person. A good book to read. -- Elece Hollis, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Fresh from her ground–breaking book The Mom I Want to Be, speaker and young–adult mentor Suzie Eller offers 18–to–29–year–old women an honest, faith–filled look at the journey to maturity. In The Woman I Am Becoming, she acknowledges the pressure to look and act a certain way, and helps readers explore key questions:

  • What is a real woman?
  • Where do I fit?
  • What should I look like?
  • Who should I be with?
  • Where am I going?
  • What about my faith?

Each short chapter offers words from Suzie’s own story and an application, followed by real–life advice from older women who are still becoming. Concluding questions then help readers make what they’re reading their own.