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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Book Review: "Wounded Women of the Bible"

By Dena Dyer and Tina Samples                                                 Product Details



Sub-title: Finding Hope When Life Hurts

Ms. Dyer and Ms. Samples relate stories of Biblical women who underwent some soul-wounding experiences. From the two women in Solomon’s court through Mary and Martha the relating of these stories show us the miracles of God. One chapter deals with women unable to bear children.

               I love the dedication Tina Samples wrote:

To all the women who have been deeply wounded and have no idea
 what to do with the wound—this book is for you. May it touch the
deepest part of your wound and bring healing beyond your understanding.

               Each chapter has at least one scripture reference about the circumstance of the woman or women in the chapter. Interspersed in each chapter are experiences of the authors or people they know.    The authors include a study guide suitable for in depth group study at the end of the book.

 I enjoyed this book because it gave me a better understanding of the Biblical women included in the work and opened my eyes to the issues faced by modern women who have been wounded. I would recommend this book to women who have endured traumatic experiences and Christian therapists who work with them. Also pastors would gain information in ways to help women conquer injuries to their spirits.

               I received a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications through Book Fun (aka Book Club Network). All they asked me to do was read this book and give an impartial review.



4 comments:

  1. Hi Cecelia! This sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I like learning something new, or a new angle on familiar Biblical people. (Like you!) Everything old comes around again, the problems and hurdles of our Christian sisters is played out again and again in our world. So much to relate to, so much to learn.
    Thank you for telling us about this publication!
    Ceil

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    1. Ceil: Thank you for your thoughts. We see these stories played out in modern times. Solomon tells us in proverbs "there is nothing new under the sun". We may have two of our women's ministry groups studying this book. I am thankful that God allowed me the opportunity to read it and share about it.

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  2. I think this would be a great book for pastors (more insight perhaps of the fairer sex) and it could also make for a very good series for a small, established group of friends.

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    1. Mark: Thank you for your thoughts. This evening at church, I showed it to leaders of two women's ministry groups. They both liked what they saw. We will be studying it in the group for women who have had doubts about their worth. The other group is one that ministers to women whose husbands have passed on. Both leaders were excited about this book.

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I would be honored to hear what you think about this.