Renewed helps women understand the need to put themselves on “the list.” Through practical ideas and relatable anecdotes, readers can better understand their strengths and their passions—and address some of the underlying struggles or hurts that make them want to keep busy or minister to others to the detriment of themselves. Renewed can help nurture those areas of women’s lives to use them better for work, family, and service. It gives readers permission to examine where they spend their energy and time, and learn to set limits and listen to “that inner voice.”
“This is a book that I want to give to every woman I know. It contains wisdom I wish I had at twenty, and reminders I still need at mid-life, to regularly refill my own well. Lucille shows that in order to have something to give to those we love, we have to replenish our physical, spiritual and emotional energy. With wonderful personal stories and a therapist’s keen insight, Renewed, is a like a cup of cold water to women who are parched for permission to take care of themselves.”—Becky Johnson, author of more than 40 books, including We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook (www.laughcrycook.com )
“Renewed is a delightful book that is easy to read and refreshing to the spirit. In her wonderfully written book, Lucille Zimmerman guides the reader on a journey of discovery and exploration of the human soul. Every chapter is vital and essential to our human development and maturity which offers the reader many invitations to growth that will yield spiritual, emotional and relational healthiness over the course of a life time. Renewed is a wonderful book to read by yourself or as a group study. It has the potential of taking any person or group to new levels of maturity. Renewed is a book I will be recommending to others for many years to come.”—Rev. Milan Yerkovich President, Relationship 180, coauthor, How We Love and How We Love Our Kids, Radio Co Host, New Life Live.
"Generous and wise. Renewed overflows with gentle remedies for the ailing spirit. And in sharing so much of her own journey, Lucille Zimmerman reveals herself to be a "wounded healer" in the finest sense of that tradition.”—Tim Madigan, author of I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers, Senior Writer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“It has been my honor and pleasure to read Lucille Zimmerman’s debut book, Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World. As I read, I filled pages in my journal with principles, suggestions, and encouragement for self care. Lu’s metaphors are powerful. She is vulnerable and transparent in her writing, even as she models healthy boundaries. Her voice is kind, her guidance is wise, and her heart is gentle. Lucille shows us how to love ourselves. I felt as though this book were a gift wrapped by Lucille herself, and in essence it is: this book is her heart wrapped in words.”—Tricia Lott Williford is the author of The Thoughts and Writings of Tricia Lott Williford (tricialottwilliford.com).
“Lucille Zimmerman's Renewed is absolutely a must-read for today's often over-worked, over-stressed, and under-rested woman. As women, we tend to put ourselves last on the list, and in our attempts to take care of everyone around us, often miss out on offering the best of ourselves as we spread ourselves way too thin. Lucille graciously invites us to take an honest look at the ways we take care of ourselves and gives those of us "driven to do" the permission to embrace the balance of nurturing ourselves in order to offer our best to those we love. You will not want to put this book down! (I know I didn't!)”—Shelley Hendrix, Founder & Teacher of Church 4 Chicks
“What a wonderful book. For years I thought God was calling me to joy, but never happiness. This is a great book to discover the path to the happiness God has for all of us.”—Stephen Arterburn, President of New Life radio show and author of Every Man's Battle
“Life really can be over-whelming...And who doesn't want relief or a renewed sense of well-being! As a Psychologist, I can work an entire session with a client, digging in and uncovering great emotional nuggets, only to have them say, "but what do I do?” Lucille gives her readers the "what to do's", as she guides and encourages, through personal antidotes, sound theories, biblical applications and doable steps. She creates a path for revitalizing ourselves through her championing of self-care. This book will make you smile as you read known and unknown truths relatable to most all of us. I'm sure you too will be won over to the passion of her heart!”—Jill Hubbard, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, New Life Live! Co-host and Author, The Secrets Women Keep
"One of the highlights for me in this book is the way Lucille describes the process of forgiveness. In Chapter 10, she uses illustrations as well as personal examples to demonstrate how forgiveness is really a gift we give ourselves."—David Stoop, Ph.D., Psychologist, Author of Forgiving the Unforgivable