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Book Review: The Kindness Challenge by Shaunti Feldhahn

47.jpgOne month to a great relationship…with anyone!

Think of your toughest relationship. Think of a relationship that is good but could be great. Think of a group of people that drives you nuts. You want to show more kindness and generosity, but sometimes you’re just tired, stretched, and frustrated. Besides, would small actions make that big a difference?Yes!

After years of extensive research, Shaunti Feldhahn has concluded that kindness is a superpower. It can change any relationship, make your life easier and better, and transform our culture. But how does it work? And how can you show kindness when you don’t feel like it?

In The Kindness Challenge, Shaunti explores….
* Three simple acts that make all the difference in any relationship (with a spouse, child, co-worker, brother-in-law…)
* Whether kindness is ever the wrong approach 
* The seven ways you may be unkind and never realize it 
* Eight types of kindness—and which might be the best fit for you
* Ten sneaky obstacles that get in the way of giving praise
* Practical ways to persevere when kindness is tough
* How kindness in marriage leads to benefits in the bedroom (yes, really!)
* Why your acts of kindness today can help transform the world

With self-assessments, day-to-day tips, a 30-day challenge, and specific kindness ideas, The Kindness Challenge can make your toughest relationships better and your good relationships great—starting today.

Try the 30 Day Kindness Challenge and be a part of a kindness revolution in your home, your world, and yourself.

What I Loved: First of all this is such a simple concept. It’s nothing really new and yet it’s life-altering all at the same time. Shaunti brings to bear on the reader the truth behind the importance of kindness, the impact kindness has on both parties, as well as our failures at being kind.
I really appreciate how this wasn’t just a collection of personal thoughts and observations but was a book grown out of years of study and interviews. All throughout the book, we’re reminded of the extensive work that went into this single book. And she doesn’t just leave you with her observations but quotes a wide variety of people she had met along the way who can give testimony to the Kindness Challenge during various stages.
For me, I think the most challenging section was the chapter describing how we’re not kind. OUCH! I used to think I was kind but now I’m thinking otherwise. I found this chapter to be a painful but needed eye opener for me and would gladly recommend this book to someone else.

Rating and Recommendation: I’m giving it 5 stars and highly recommend it to everyone. It’s the sort of book, like the Five Love Languages, that has the power to open your eyes about yourself and as well as change the way you treat those around you.

~ I received a copy from Blogging For Books but was not compensated for this review or required to give a favorable one. All thoughts are my own. 

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