Jackie Kendall’s “Raising a Lady in Waiting” released today – review & giveaway

by Sami

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I don’t know if I’ve ever taken the time to properly introduce you to my spiritual mama, Jackie Kendall. But I couldn’t think of a better time to do so than with a review and giveaway of her latest book that releases TODAY: “Raising a Lady in Waiting“.

I met Jackie back in the late 90’s after a back injury ended my tennis career and landed me in south Florida working with MLB. As a single woman who hadn’t yet fully given her life over to Christ, I struggled in the environment. Knowing Jackie & her husband, Ken, had served as chaplains for some of the professional baseball teams, I turned to her for help before one of her speaking events.

Right before she was to take the stage, she marched me out to the lobby, handed me a copy of her original book (and best-seller!) “Lady in Waiting” and prayed over me.

To say that was a life-changing moment would be an understatement.

Jackie & I getting to speak together at Lifeway’s dotMom event last September.

This week, Jackie celebrates her 46th spiritual birthday as I celebrate my 13th. Yet I am equally amazed that today, decades after she wrote the book that played such a large role in altering my life and setting my heart on a path towards discovering God, she is now releasing a new book that will help me raise my daughter to do the same.

Raising a Lady in Waiting: A parent’s guide to helping your daughter avoid a Bozo, outlines four decades’ worth of Jackie’s candid experiences with mothers who are raising daughters to navigate the challenges of relationships in our world today.

“Kids are passing school while flunking in relationships”

I cannot stress this to you enough: it is never too early to start sharing the principles in this book with your daughter. I have begun to read it out loud with my eight year old and I am so thankful to have ‘Aunt Jackie’ to help me navigate concepts that otherwise could have been extremely difficult for me to tackle on my own as a mom.

Before this manuscript went to the publisher, Jackie sent me an advanced copy and asked if I’d be willing to endorse the book. I wanted to share that endorsement with you here because not only does it sum up how I feel about Jackie, but also just how important I believe this book to be:

“Raising a Lady in Waiting is a must-read for any mom – but then again, I would read the phone book if Jackie wrote it! Her style of hard-hitting practicality mixed with insightful biblical truth always challenges me. Jackie has taken her decades of Bible study, mixed it with the time-tested truth she laid out in Lady in Waiting and compiled them into an essential manual for EVERY mom. This book will never make it to my bookshelf; it will stay prominently positioned on my bedside table as a constant reminder and reference point in raising my daughter to be a Lady in Waiting! The best part: I know that as I guide my daughter through the principles in this book, I’ll be learning and growing myself! 

If you’d like to experience this book yourself with your daughter(s), or know someone who could benefit from its wisdom, you can enter to win 1 of 5 copies I’m giving away below. Or better yet, go ahead and just buy a copy for you and someone you love and start a mom/daughter book club to go through the book together!

Congratulations to Erin, Rose, Carolyn, Sherry, and Tracey for winning!

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If you want to take the next step, be sure to visit www.RaisingALadyInWaiting.com to join the movement!

What words of wisdom have you given your daughter (or plan to give her) about navigating relationships?

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Teresa W April 22, 2013 - 9:41 pm

I have a 17 year old and 7 year old daughter, and I really look forward to getting my hands on this book!! I’m not sure why I haven’t read it already!

jacquie ezzo April 22, 2013 - 9:30 pm

would love to win one of these!!!

Lisa April 22, 2013 - 9:25 pm

I tell my girl ” remember who you are, and WHOSE you are”.

Erin April 22, 2013 - 9:00 am

My daughter is also 8 — I appreciate your recommendation and encouragement that it is never to early to start applying the lessons in this book.

Tracey April 16, 2013 - 6:06 am

I’ve advised my daughters not to give their hearts away too soon – to wait until they’re actually of an age to marry before they begin any serious relationships with young men.

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