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One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are

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We live in a time of unprecedented change when it comes to women's lives. All around the world, women are demanding the safety, respect, and opportunities they have always deserved but seldom grasped. Have you ever stopped to wonder, "Where do I fit into this story?"

Ronne Rock is a good person to ask. In this stirring book, she takes you on a global adventure to discover y
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 16th 2020 by Fleming H. Revell Company
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Diana Hamby
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written book that will spur your hands to do the very work that stirs your heart. When you finish the last page you will feel you know the real life heroes contained within these stories while simultaneously yearning to meet each and every one.
Amanda
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Such a perfect reminder: right here, right now, our impact is powerful.

Reading "One Woman Can Change the World" felt like breathing fresh air—no checklists or guilt trips, no "shape up" or "get it together" instructions, no preaching or pushing. Instead, it felt like grace, and honesty, and hope, and gentle nudges to respect my own identity, instead of demanding that I perform as someone else, with someone else's purpose.
 
My favorite thing about this book is that no one in it is "famous." The wo
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Shannon Batson
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronne Rock does a wonderful job at capturing the stories of these women in such a way that the reader can feel like they've been sitting with them on the couch this whole time rather than reading about them. As women, there are often struggles with am I not enough or am I too much, and then books, blogs, articles and social media posts are read in hopes of what we can do to "fix" things in our lives. This is not a how-to book, but a book that shows how all humans can be people that change their ...more
Nina
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
As a writer, Ronne weaves a beautiful story and meets us as women right where we are. She infuses us with hope and encouragement about stepping into the lives God has for us. Ronne doesn't give us a leadership how-to guide, nor does she focus on leadership qualities, but she effortlessly intertwines women's true life stories of how they are creating change all over the world. This book immediately grabbed my attention with the storyline focusing on women in different cultures. These stories are ...more
Lesa Brackbill
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Often when you read books like these you are left feeling inadequate, pressured to achieve a new level of faithfulness or achievement. However, I found One Woman Can Change The World by Ronne Rock to be the exact opposite. The grace, hope, wisdom, and gentleness in Ronne’s words and thoughts is consistent throughout and left me feeling encouraged and ready for what comes next. As I turned each page I felt at peace while also feeling challenged.

I didn’t want it to end! It felt as though I was sit
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Valerie Griffin
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maybe you wonder if your life and work make a difference. Maybe you see big-name influencers and feel insignificant. Maybe the world’s brokenness weighs you down, and you doubt if your contribution will change anything.
If so, One Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are is for you.
Like a well-traveled tour guide, Ronne Rock takes us around the world to meet women who are changing the landscape of their region—not only with physical places
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Brenda
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronne RockOne Woman Can Change the World: Reclaiming Your God-Designed Influence and Impact Right Where You Are

The title of Ronne Rock’s book, One Woman Can Change the World, throws down a gauntlet. That’s a pretty high expectation to fill in a little over 200 pages. I identified with the author’s soul-baring and scar-sharing style, as her stories brought me right alongside her efforts to “fix” the world’s aches…armed at first with a backpack full of first world solutions. We read about her maki
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Angie Roth
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This is more than a great read. For me as I read this book, I felt inspired, encouraged and challenged. Each story is so much more than a story. The stories were a peak into the everyday lives of women who are everyday women living for more than themselves.
These women are leaders and this book is already influencing the way I lead in work, my family and ministry. The more I read, I found myself wondering a few things... what have I as a woman done to change the world? What have the women i
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Alex Marie
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Before reading this book, I considered myself a woman that was bitter about society and truly felt my life was relatively purposeless. This book is completely changing and reshaping my view of myself and my view of woman and the power and purpose we possess. Rock weaves stories of her own triumph, failure, disappointment, and encouragement as well as many other incredible women beautifully. This book is not only changing me, but this book is changing my entire view of women. We all need this kin ...more
Hank Reed
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am getting a sneak peek at Ronne Rock's #OneWomanCanChangetheWorld and am loving it because it provides a view of how one woman has approached improving the world around her...and then some.
Quoting from the book, I want to share a few things that take you deep into your core and if you are like me, pushes me to action. Leche, no tiene leche. Ronnie and a team were there to provide structure and learning and love and friendship. Huge plans had been made but when they arrived, they found the ch
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Heather Seeger
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The stories and encouragement are soul-lifting!

Ronne does a beautiful job of sharing stories of women serving around the world. The inclusion of seeing how women around the world have the same insecurities and doubts moving forward in their trust in God was freeing. What I love most about these women, and Ronne’s own story, is that they are not doing BIG things. They are being constant and showing up in the places that God has put them in each day. Ronne’s words help us move from thinking of so
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Elise Barrieau
Jun 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What to say about this book? Ronne Rock's words hit the heart like an arrow. And then they pull along the bottom of your heart, exposing a holy and valuable part of yourself you were unaware was even there.
It is as if, when reading this book, a mirror is being held up before you, but not to expose flaws or insecurities or transgressions; instead her words draw out dignity, value, and right-sized talents.
In a world where we often carry blame for someone else's actions and subsequent silence, wher
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Mary Ann
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such an incredible book, everyone should read it. This book is written in a beautiful way that will capture the hearts of anyone who opens it. Reading the stories, I realized I need to see life and love from different perspectives. I realized I was missing out on so much only looking at things from my tiny worldview. This book challenged me to look deeper into the world and ask myself “how can I change the world?” We all have the power inside us to change the world, and it’s important to share i ...more
Mindy Franklin Van Andel
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an inspirational read! This book is a beautiful reminder that my impact on this world doesn’t come from a perfect, instagram-able life. My impact comes from living my life to the full. My life may look sad to some but could have a life changing effect to myself and those around me.

I’m having my 3 teenagers are read this book now as well. In a world that has been flipped upside down, now more than ever they need to see that when we live a life outside of ourselves, we are filled with j
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Charlene Goers
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is not just a collection of stories about women bound together under a unifying title. This is a beautiful tapestry of courage, perseverance, compassion, leadership, and love, woven together with the strongest of threads: God's purpose for all of us, and his promise that he will see us through it. If you're reading reviews to decide if this book for you, this book IS for you. You will be inspired, challenged, moved, and changed. Get a copy for yourself. Then get a copy for the woman yo ...more
Cheryl Wood
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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“There are days when all goes well and days when our knees are bloodied from stumbling. And yet they still believe they are designed by God to make an impact and influence the world.” All around the world, women are demanding the safety, respect and opportunities they have always deserved but seldom grasped. In “One Woman Can Change The World,” Ronne shatters lies that we tell ourselves, that we are inadequate, that we don’t have value or worth anything through scripture, that yes we do have val ...more
Kim Schlauch
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Through her personal tales from both far and near, Ronnie Rock introduces us to women who have defied the odds by embracing their God-given gifts to change the world. These incredibly heart wrenching and heartwarming stories paint a vivid picture that shows us how, regardless of our circumstances, we have the power to do the same. Want to know how? First you must embrace your own story by reclaiming your design, your purpose, your shape, your strength, your worth, your voice, your courage, and y ...more
Janel
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronne Rock's book 'One Woman Can Change the World' is a tapestry of interwoven reflections from her experiences of travelling the world, the stories of the tremendous women she encounters who are changing their world right where they are, and with Biblical women whose journeys are shared in the Scriptures.
Each section of the book introduces us to one or two women who are making a difference in their communities, and are becoming leaders that we can learn many life lessons from. In her humanitar
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Rachael Adams
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronne has rocked my world in so many ways! Her passion and conviction are contagious. She has helped me build confidence in my God-given purpose and value to make a difference in this world. If you have ever doubted you have something of worth to offer or simply want to live a life of significance, this book will show you the way to your part in God’s bigger story.
Sarah
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One Woman Can Change The World is the full breath of fresh air that every woman needs in their lives. It’s so easy in this day that we live in, to constantly feel like you are the one that is falling behind, that your inadequate, not making a difference, that you don’t have value or worth. Ronne not only shatters these horrendous lies that we tell ourselves.
She shows you, through Biblical scripture, your value through God’s eyes and how He sees and treasures His precious daughters. She then bri
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Kaylei Ward
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I pick up a book in this genre I write down a few quotes and eventually donate the book. They leave me feeling like the amount of work I have to do to fit into this world and be a global changer is either common sense or so out of the realm of possibility that I leave feeling discouraged- at best. "One Woman Can Change The World" was different. This is a leadership book in that it is a leader in itself. A force of inspiration that goes against the grain of any book that claims to do wha ...more
Amy Warr
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There are a few things I love in this world. Great coffee with a friend. Big bear hugs. Books that tell stories that matter and speak life into your own. Traveling like a wayfaring stranger. Reading this one is a mixture of all of these things.

You’ll find friends you didn’t know you had or needed. You’ll stumble upon laughter and tears. You’ll walk through some fire and go shopping for milk. And when you finish? You’ll find it’s just the beginning.

Yes, one woman can change the world.
Michelle Discavage
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is inviting, magnificent, delightful, inspiring, and a great reminder of how beautifully and purposefully God has designed women. It’s absolutely incredible.
Denese Thetford
May 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A must read that tells of hope through stories that touch your heart and encourages each of us to find our God given passion.
Nancy Larimer
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
#One Woman Can Change The World # by Ronne Rock is an inspirational Christian living book. She shares different stories all over the globe about women. The women she shares about have made a difference in very difficult situations. They have gone out of their comfort zones to make the difference. They have extended themselves to others beyond what most people would do. These women care and share their hearts. She shares her leadership advice and principles to encourage others to change our world ...more
Diane
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Words are indeed mighty things...the true power of using our voices is found in speaking the language of those who need to hear." These 24 words sum up my feelings about Ronne Rock's One Woman Can Change The World.
An expert story teller, she weaves together the amazing stories of the women who lead, God's power in and calling on each of their lives, and her own heart-opening experiences with the women and the Jesus who is accessible, active, creative & (LOVE the Ampersand chapter) present.
I am
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Breann Schwasinger
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronne Rock’s story telling about the lives of these women allowed me to see that the seemingly “small” things in my life are important and meaningful. My favorite thing about these stories is that while these women are doing amazing work, they are simply living faithfully to who is in front of them, they continue one step at a time no matter how lovely or clumsy, they value being present with people, and they keep in sight the vision that is in their heart—namely, one of hope. This book felt lik ...more
Amanda
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
From the introduction to the last page this book will inspire you to get out and change your world. In this book, Ronne weaves the stories of women who day in and day out simply get up and decide to keep doing what is right in front of them that is their's to do with colorful threads that will make you gasp at the brilliance of their beauty. So often we think well I can't do "that"...so we don't do anything at all. The women in this book show each of us that to change the world you get up and do ...more
Bridger Schwasinger
Jun 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ronne Rock's voice shines through in this book! Her prowess in writing draws out lessons and admiration from many women she has had the opportunity to know closely. I am enjoying the book and it is a smooth read because of the witty and articulate way she tells these stories. It is powerful how she confronts several lies that many women may face. As a man, it is a great opportunity to sit and learn more deeply the world changing effect women are having and are more than qualified for. What a gif ...more
Marnie Hammar
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’ve often felt like my life is small. As much as I love God and trust that He will use me where I am, I’ve still been tempted to believe that what I do doesn’t really matter. Ronne’s book tells story after story of how women she has met all over the world have been faithful with their small, allowing God to use them to accomplish big things. Right where they are. With what little they have. If you struggle with believing you matter, this book will set your heart and mind on the truth that God u ...more
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Ronne Rock weaves themes of transformative hope and grace-filled leadership into everything she shares on page and stage. An award-winning marketing and communications executive in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors, she now shares her more than 30 years of expertise in creative leadership with faith-based organizations.

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