BOOK REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY - Invest in Yourself: A Guidebook for Spiritual Mentoring by Stephanie Ziebarth


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Invest Yourself: A Guidebook for Spiritual Mentoring

by Stephanie Ziebarth

on Tour October 3-28, 2022


Invest Yourself: A Guidebook for Spiritual Mentoring by Stephanie Ziebarth
Spiritual mentorship-what is it, and what does it involve? Does spiritual mentorship matter today? How can spiritual mentorship help those who come after you? In Invest Yourself: A Guidebook for Spiritual Mentoring, Stephanie Ziebarth tackles these questions and explains the dramatic impact of spiritual mentorship in her own life. Starting with the basics, she addresses several key topics, including
  • spiritual multiplication
  • approaches to spiritual mentorship
  • one-on-one meetings
  • effectively helping your mentee
  • and much more
In addition to the solid content, the appendices include sample lessons, guidance for writing lesson plans, suggestions for how to mentor high school students, and recommended books . If you are looking for ways to make a lasting impact in the lives of others, this is just the book for you.
  "Invest Yourself is a rich, how-to book for life-on-life ministry, and it is a resource I’ll both use and recommend."
Matt Cox, Executive Director of Miracle Mountain Ranch Home of the School of Discipleship  
“If you are a new mentor looking for a place to start or a seasoned one in need of refreshing and new resources, you will find yourself encouraged and equipped in these pages.”
Diana Gruver, Author of Companions in the Darkness

I received an advance review copy for free and am leaving this review voluntarily. Thank you Stephanie Ziebarth and Partners In Crime Tours. I'm excited to be a part of this tour.

Mentoring and teaching others how to be mentors is one of my favorite professional activities. Years ago, I had the privilege to create and facilitate a mentoring program for students when I worked at Iowa State University. Now, many of my students are 10 years or more into their professional lives and its rewarding to watch them as they grew from freshmen to college graduates to entering their profession. Since that time, I have mentored students one on one and love the connections we’ve built while also being someone they can come to for advice as they grow and evolve.

I enjoyed this book because Stephanie provides several ways of mentoring while identifying characteristics that people look for in their mentors. This book is practical and straightforward and leans heavily on Christian principals and draws connections from the bible. I like that this book can be used as an individual or with a group. The prompts challenge the reader to take an honest look at themselves to become a better person and mentor.

I recommend this book to anyone who is looking to learn mentoring principles grounded in a Christian perspective. 

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 

Book Details

Genre: Christian Living Published by: Mercy & Moxie Publication Date: May 2022 Number of Pages: 88 ISBN: 1945169745 (ISBN-13:‎ 978-1945169748) Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooks | | Goodreads

Author Bio:

Stephanie Ziebarth
With a degree in journalism and religious studies, Stephanie Ziebarth believed writing was her main gift until she experienced the life-changing impact of spiritual mentoring during college. She has been spiritually investing in teens and adults ever since. Whether in her own home, through discipleship and camping ministries, or through the regional mentoring program she coordinates for Joy El Generation, Stephanie finds great satisfaction in leading people closer to Jesus so they will positively impact the world around them. Stephanie and her husband, Aaron, live in south-central Pennsylvania where they enjoy connecting with God and each other in the great outdoors, reading good books, and ministering together. Their three young adult children along with their spouses bring them great joy.

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  1. I'm honored and pleased that another mentoring program coordinator recommends my book. Thank you! I absolutely love coordinating Joy El Generation's mentoring program and am so glad you had such a positive experience doing the same at Iowa State.

  2. Thanks for the review. Wow, that's awesome that you developed a mentoring program!


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