I first met Shaunti Feldhahn several years ago through the pages of her book, “For Women Only.” I remember when I read that book being so appreciative of her ability to present factual analysis alongside God’s truth that so clearly points to “doable” actions.

When I read that book, I certainly never dreamed that someday I would get to meet Shaunti in person and end up becoming her friend. She and I had great fun in February at the FamilyLife Love Like You Mean It Cruise where she was the featured speaker for the women and I was the emcee!

I knew I liked and respected much about Shaunti, but I gained an extra measure of admiration when I saw her in fun mom mode romping in the water park with her husband and adorable, very active kiddos!

Now that it’s summer time, we are all doing some romping with our families, and I am all about summer fun, memory making, and spending time with family! But come fall, we will have lots of things that need to get done to launch our families into their fall schedule. And I want you to have something new from Shaunti on your radar screen!

If you are like me, one necessity for back to school is making time for friendship, conversation, and personal growth. Shaunti’s latest book, “The Life Ready Woman,” is an excellent resource for all women — married or single of every age. The really cool thing is that “The Life Ready Woman” also has a small group study that includes video teaching by Shaunti. Yep, she can be right there in your family room … or your small-group gathering place of choice!

Just this past weekend, I went through one of the sessions with a group of women, and I must say each one of us agreed that this study would be a great choice for this fall.

I am planning to hold a study in my home. I hope you will, too!