Tuesday, September 16, 2014
50 Women Every Christian Should Know - Book Review and Giveaway!
1 Thessalonians 4:18
Therefore encourage one another with these words.
As Christians, we know our faith journey is no cake walk. We stumble and fall. We have fears and doubts. We struggle with adversity and seemingly insurmountable challenges.
In all the difficult times we face, however, we know we can trust in a loving God to see us through, one way or another. Yet, along the way, we also need encouragement and inspiration from those who have traversed the same territory and experience setbacks and victories similar to those we've encountered in our own lives.
In her latest book, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know, author Michelle DeRusha introduces us to heroines of the faith whose lives were anything but a bowl of cherries, and how their Christian beliefs strengthened them even in the most trying and tragic of times. Michelle's fluid and engaging prose and her thorough, detailed research, have combined to produce fifty biographical vignettes which will capture and captivate your mind and your heart. As I read about each amazing woman, from Hildegard of Bingen to Flannery O'Connor, I related to so many of them in personal, meaningful and poignant ways, discovering how so many of my own struggles to grow in my faith were reflected in their lives. I felt I had met forever friends, ones whose pasts still continue to shine the light of Christ into the present moment.
The title of Michelle's book says it all - as Christians, these are most definitely 50 inspiring women each of us should take the time to get to know. I sincerely hope you will order the book here, and/or visit Michelle at her website. And, if you share this post on your Facebook, Google+, or Twitter feeds (and let me know you did so in the comments section), I will enter your name in a drawing for a free copy of Michelle's marvelous memoir, Spiritual Misfit. Believe me, it's a read you don't want to miss!
Do yourselves a big favor today and order Michelle's book. Her words, and lives of these heroines, are sure to encourage you!
Prayer: Father, we thank You for the amazing, inspiring lives of the 50 women showcased in Michelle's book, and for giving her the talent and ability to write in such a comfortable, down-to-earth, and entertaining way. We ask blessings on this book, on Michelle and her family, and on all those who will read 50 Women Every Christian Should Know. In Jesus' name, amen.
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