Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Book Review: The Blessed Woman

Book Description:
It’s not easy being a woman. The demands and expectations of us, and those we place on ourselves, can be overwhelming. While trying to navigate this thing called “life,” have you ever longed for a close friend, confidant, or mentor to walk alongside you and encourage you in Biblical womanhood? Debbie Morris did. And yet even as a young minister’s wife, she found herself without someone to fill this all-important role. So she turned to the Bible. Biblical women such as Eve, Sarah, and Miriam had always fascinated her. But now they also became her friends, sisters, and teachers. Through their stories, the Holy Spirit revealed how their lives—both joys and struggles—weren’t that much different from ours today and how they can teach women today to be a grace-filled, life-giving woman of God.

In The Blessed Woman, Debbie invites you to learn from these women as well. As she shares her own stories and the stories of discerning women in the Bible, she addresses topics such as overcoming insecurity, finding purpose, establishing priorities, letting go, and waiting. The Blessed Woman reminds us how God longs for every woman to experience His tenderness—and to know the true meaning of being blessed.
My Review:
I enjoyed this book quite a lot.  I learned more about the women in the Bible and reflected more on what it means to be one of God's special daughters.  Debbie Morris does a great job intertwining her life with the lessons she hopes to share.  She starts with Eve and how women are all created to "birth" something whether it be children or ideas, etc.  She moves through the Bible touching on the main women we all know and delving deeper into the stories of women we don't know as well.
I recommend this book to all women, old and young, single and married.  Even if you don't take away thoughts on how it can relate to your life, you will definitely take away more knowledge about the women in the Bible and how God does cherish His daughters.
I received this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.

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