Carol Brazo’s book, Divine Secrets of Mentoring, is an easy-to-read study on mentoring—a word that admittedly terrified the author when she first heard it. What does it mean to mentor? What does look like? Am I qualified to mentor? These questions are all addressed.
Each chapter opens with a fictional rendering of a woman portrayed in scripture, followed by stories from the author’s life and those of her friends; this book is a picture window into one woman’s life. Each chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion.
A professor at George Fox University, empty-nester, and conference speaker, Carol Brazo has much to share in terms of experience. There is an extensive amount of detail about her mother’s death, the grieving process, and how mentors helped her through those issues.
All told, it took just a few hours to read this book -- it is light and easy to digest. The passages on grief struck me as having the most depth, however they seemed off topic and, as the author alludes to in the introduction, this is a book created from a collection of stories. If you like stories and are looking for a book to discuss with a group of women, check this one out. -- Suzanne Rae Deshchidn, Christian Book Previews.com
When women get together to share their stories, they nurture and encourage each other. This natural way of relating can become an intentional way of spurring one another on to grow in the Lord.
In Divine Secrets of Mentoring Carol Brazo tells powerful stories of the women who have shaped her understanding of key areas of Christian life: confession, forgiveness, prayer, integrity, self-image and much more. Through reading her wonderful stories and biblical illustrations, we gain perspective on how we are mentored by the women in our own lives. And we discover how we too can mentor others. Questions at the end of each chapter make this a great choice for a women's Bible study or discussion group.
Come, and discover the divine secrets of Christian sisterhood!