Few women I have known have managed their lives more effectively through life’s seasons than Linda Slaton. Now, in this second half of her life, Linda is helping women everywhere better understand their unique contribution in life and to God’s kingdom. I highly recommend Embracing Purpose.
Robert Lewis Pastor-at-large, Fellowship Bible Church. Author of Men’s Fraternity and The New Eve.
Embracing Purpose will help you discover how your life roles, longing, and experiences point you toward your mission in life. As a women’s director, I have seen many women find, embrace and fulfill their God-given purpose through this book.
Mary Ann Ruff Women’s Ministry Director Hope Church, Memphis, TN.
Embracing Purpose skillfully guides the reader through a process of self-discovery and re-evaluation with the purpose of helping them engage in kingdom work.
Barbara Rainey Author and Speaker with Family Life FAMILY LIFE
Linda Slaton, wife of nearly 40 years, mother of four, and formerly Missional Engagement Pastor at one of America’s greatest mega-churches, has served as an astute guide for hundreds of women one-on-one and in small groups. Several years ago, I challenged her to capture her practical and thoroughly biblical wisdom in book form. Here it is. I couldn’t be more pleased. Embracing Purpose can serve as a personal guide through an often turbulent crossing into new terrain. Linda’s book is both wise and compassionate, both sophisticated and practical.
Bob Buford Founder, Leadership Network, Dallas, TX
“Linda Slaton’s Embracing Purpose has provided an engaging, organized and exciting approach to discovering this gifting and then exploring settings in which these gifts may be released to serve others and the Kingdom of God. I am excited about her contribution and proud to be a partner in her mission.”
Robert S. Maris, Ph.D., Coauthor Freed To Be Me – A Servant By Design™ and Hero Or Zero – Discover Your Superpowers™
Embracing Purpose takes us on an exciting Christ-centered, soul-searching journey which ignites awareness of who God is, who we are and what He has purposed for each one of us—abundant life in Him.
Mary Lucas Lay Leader St. Stephens Church, Sewickley, PA
I can sense that my life started changing once I started the study. The focus of this study was ideal for the stage of life in which I find myself. It is helping me to fervently seek God’s will for my purpose and teaching me that listening to God is often just as or even more important than just taking any action that seems feasible.
— Lynn W.
I am so excited about Embracing Purpose! I can’t wait to do my lesson each day. It is amazing how God has affirmed that I am exactly where he wants me to be … I am amazed at how God is speaking to me through the book and lectures and answering so many of my questions and fears that I’ve had over the past year.
— Stacy S.
WOW what an awesome revelation that I really was uniquely designed with the capacity to serve that transcends myself! Instead of looking at the future as a time of declining in usefulness, health, joy, significance I can now embrace it as a time of renewal and opportunity.
— Jeanne K.
Linda Slaton’s book, There’s More, has been very significant in my life because it has made me realize just how much God really does love me and how valuable I am to His purposes… As I wake each morning and ask Him to use me as He created me, I have confidence to rest in Him, trusting that He is leading me toward His plan for me.
— Carolyn R.
Embracing Purpose has been a blessing from God to me! Linda Slaton shows us (halftimers) ‘how’ to go through this process of discovering who we are and what we have to offer in serving others.
— Pauletta B.
On so many levels, this class has not just brought answers but a new excitement.
— Karen B.
Through this study Linda Slaton and God have opened my eyes and have started me down a beautiful road full of excitement and abundant life.
— Shelley S.
As a recently retired woman, this study was just what I needed to get me headed in the right direction for the second half of my life.
— Linda J.
Linda’s class has brought a new vision, a new dream into focus for me. I look forward to using that vision for the glory of God!
— Sandy L.
What a wonderful adventure this has been! I found the material to be probing, insightful and challenging. At the same time I was touched and encouraged that Linda struggled with the same issues that I struggle with and she still hit her target and bull’s eye—found her purpose and mission. The study has given me hope.
— Carla B.
I have learned so much from Embracing Purpose and feel as though I have come to the end of a four-year journey. I now have my mission defined, and I’m ready to see God fill in the specifics.
— Elizabeth B.
Embracing Purpose is wonderful. The process has so made me ponder and pray about what God has for me in this new season of life … now I know. He wanted me to be able to stay focused on Him and His plan, not mine.
— Janie C.
Through Embracing Purpose, I have learned to first, acknowledge and embrace the gifts, strengths, and passions God has given to me. Second, I’ve learned to order my life in such a way that I remove things that ‘de-energize’ me. Third, to say no to some opportunites so that I can say yes to what is truly priority—others. Fourth, to be an initiator and pursue the things that I am passionate about.
— Julie B.
This class confirmed that God will use the hurts of my past to help girls and women. God can accomplish things through me that I would never have imagined for myself and help me respond, react, and produce things simply because I am accessing His power.
I was able to identify my wounds and the ways I have wounded others, and finally accept God’s forgiveness. As a result, I am more open to being used by God to glorify Him through the gifts and experiences He has given me.
— Beverly D.
Through Embracing Purpose, I have been … inspired and encouraged to take that extra step and ‘just try it,’ actually partnering with God in His purposes. Plus, I have found my purpose—ministering to women in prison!
— Kim P.
Embracing Purpose helped me to identify my passions and begin to see how God wants to focus them. It gave me the grid through which to view all opportunities so I will know when to say ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no.’
— Edye B.