Thrive, Don’t Simply Survive
By Karol Ladd
Published By: Howard Books
Pages 236

Back Cover: Life is unpredictable and often doesn’t turnout as we’d planned. The things that matter most to us—marriages, children, careers, families, and friends—sometimes fall apart and leave us only with deflated dreams.

Whether you’re struggling with the big issues of life or simply overwhelmed by the demands of every single day, Karol Ladd’s powerful biblical principles will give you the help you need. In this book, you will discover how to redefine your unexpected life, and you’ll learn concrete skills that will help you move past simply surviving and into a thriving life that is lived passionately and with joy.

REVIEW: This past year has been a tough one and many people are living the life they hadn’t plan. Karol Ladd gives you examples of women who are overcoming the odds with a smile on their face and hope in their heart. They are not just enduring the hard times but are thriving in the middle of them.

“In my simplistic way of seeing life, it seems to me that if Jesus is in charge of the weather, couldn’t He have just made it smooth sailing the whole way? Wouldn’t it have been easier on the boat and on the disciples’ nerves to just skip the storm altogether and travel to the other side? Yet how could the disciples’ faith grow unless they experienced God’s miraculous power themselves? The storm allowed the disciples to see the mighty hand of God at work. They learned more about who Jesus was and what he was capable of doing through the storm, not the calm.”

Wow!! This got my heart. The author has many powerful, simple encouraging stories of courageous women. You can read this all at once or savor it daily, by letting God talk to you on each page through biblical principles and applications just like what I’ve mentioned above. This is a book you’ll refer to again and again. I’m thankful for this practical and helpful tool to help me get the most out of my life and be a light in the darkness.

Nora St.Laurent
Finding Hope Through Fiction
Book Club Servant Leader


  1. This one, too. You've been reading and reading, G.F.

  2. chicklitpowerfanMay 14, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    If you like these , you'll love my favorite blog at Evinda has a novel awaiting publication, THE MEN IN & OUT OF HER LIFE. Her trademark is "Fiction for the Mind, Body & Soul" Her current blog series talks about finding that balance by inviting God into the process.
    Sign her guest book & confirm for a chance to win a fun prize!