Whose Apple is it, Anyway!

Empowering Purpose to Achieve your God-Ordained Destiny

Non-Fiction - Motivational
178 Pages
Reviewed on 02/08/2015
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Author Biography

Dr. Linda F. Williams, DSW is a nationally recognized lifestyle and business expert, behaviorist, Certified Christian Life Coach, Professional Life Coach, and motivational speaker.

As founder of Whose Apple Dynamic Coaching & Consulting, she is the creator of The Whose Apple Dynamic™ GPS Road Map to Destiny™. Linda is the author of Whose Apple is it, Anyway!,and Triple Threat: Definitive Battle Plan for Ministry Leaders.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Valerie Rouse for Readers' Favorite

Whose Apple is it, Anyway! is a practical book outlining the best responses to the difficulties encountered in life. Author Linda Williams sheds light on our reactions to life events through the lens of a Christian perspective. She explains that Satan would do anything in his power to destroy our destiny as human beings. According to Ms. Williams, the Devil - or Fakenstein - influences our thought patterns, especially by making us vulnerable to adopting a negative outlook. For example, if a female friend had a boyfriend who treated her badly, she might approach the next relationship with fear or distrust. The author suggests that we must shed this “corpse” created through our internal reaction to the trials of life. The Apple is actually an acronym for Attitude, Perception, Perspective, Lies and Expectations. Ms. Williams identifies that these five elements are interlinked through our thought patterns. Our way of thinking is manifested via our habits and ultimately our overall behavior. The importance of having a positive and upbeat outlook in life is recommended as a way to defeat the Devil at his game.

Whose Apple is it, Anyway! is an eye-opener for the average reader. Author Linda Williams did an excellent job explaining the intricacies of our thought patterns and their outcomes. I was impressed by the thorough approach she utilized with this subject matter. Personally, I have learnt this lesson the hard way as a result of my own life experiences. I wish that I had had the opportunity to read this book years ago. It would have surely alleviated some of the emotional upheaval I have experienced previously. The language used is colloquial and it is quite easy to understand. The tone of the book is conversational and friendly. I appreciate the use of direct questions in the format. This encourages inner reflection. The use of capitalized headlines makes the text more organized, as well as galvanizing the attention of the reader. I love the fact that the author shared her own experiences to elucidate her points. This personal touch allows the reader to identify with her and realize that we all have our crosses to bear. This book is an uplifting and educational read. I thoroughly recommend it to all readers.

Kathy Rasmussen Sahs

Whose Apple is it Anyway captures your thoughts from the first page. Linda has an amazing take on life, on the battles we all fight within ourselves that keep us in the dark. This book will free us, enlighten us and bring peace to us. Read slowly, stop and process, and be kind to yourself. This book will change your life and bring life to you as God meant your life to be. I cried, I smiled and sometimes laughed out loud, I read with surprise and deep thoughts about my own demons I could now turn away from. Linda has hit the nail on the head about why we stay stuck, and then gives a clear pathway to free ourselves. Good Job Linda!

K.C. Finn

Whose Apple is it, Anyway: Empowering Purpose to Achieve your God-Ordained Destiny is a motivational self-help book by Linda F. Williams. The book is specifically aimed at Christian churchgoers who may be experiencing a loss of faith as life takes them in a direction that they didn’t ever plan for, and whose futile prayers for change seem to be falling on deaf ears. Part devotional guide and part self-help instructional manual, Whose Apple is it, Anyway seeks to highlight wisdom from the Bible as interpreted by the author, and use those morals as guides for self-improvement. The volume also contains examples from the author’s own personal life that inspired her to find her purpose and develop the book so that others may do the same thing.

I’d say that you really have to be a devout Christian to tackle the concepts of Whose Apple is it, Anyway and, if you are, then the book will certainly reward you for your efforts. For myself, I found the central messages to be a little too over-conceptualized and, though the book is exceedingly well-written, I did find myself having to re-read many sections to actually get their message. That said, the message Linda F. Williams conveys to her readers is one of true empowerment, and her personal stories combined with Biblical elements make for a full and insightful read from cover to cover. If you’re already well versed in the world of self-help psychology, then Whose Apple is it, Anyway is a perfect read to add to your collection.

Lisa Holden

Whose Apple Is It Anyway, in my opinion, is a phenomenal rare gem! This is a book that I've actually prayed for after reading several self improvement books that I just didn't get or struggled to get finish. Through Linda's incredible story of her path to healing, I was not only able to understand every bit of her story, but I could not stop reading. I laughed, I cried, and there were a few times I yelled out 'YES!!' because The information was just clicking and hitting home for me. After reading Whose Apple Is It Anyway, not only is my mindset a whole lot better but I feel as though I have found my true self. I have a better perception of who I am and why I react to certain situations. Armed with my APPLE inventory and FRUITS principles, I know exactly what I want and how to achieve it. If there is only one self improvement book you read this year, I highly recommend Whose Apple Is It Anyway!

Heather Carroll

I devoured this "apple" like a starving woman with a full-grown tapeworm! I found myself nodding and exclaiming, "Yes!" over and over as the book peeled back my blinders and the truth became evident. The book is well-written in straight talk so it's easy to understand and incorporate into one's knowledge base, but make no mistake: this apple has a lot of flesh. This is no ordinary "self-help" book. Williams dives right into the deep waters and shows us how to swim.

With striking honesty, Williams shares painful lows and triumphant highs with which so many of us can easily identify and gives us the real-world tools we need to combat negativity and find our true purpose in life. I laughed, cried, and took notes like crazy. I cannot recommend "Whose Apple is it, Anyway!" highly enough. For anyone who has experienced difficult relationships (e.g., family, friends, coworkers, self) and behavior patterns we just can't seem to break, this is a MUST READ!