Friday, July 26, 2013

The Blessed Woman by Debbie Morris: A Review

I recently had the opportunity to read The Blessed Woman: Learning About Grace from the Women of the Bible by Debbie Morris.

From the back cover:
As women, the demands and expectations of others, 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?
Why, yes, actually, I have.  In these years of mothering in the trenches (that's what I call these years when my kids need me so intensely), it's so difficult to find time for anything other than keeping the family afloat.  It is a busy and often lonely place to be, and it's hard to lift my head up long enough to find a friend, confidant, or mentor to encourage me.  That's why I love the concept of this book.  While I may not have a friend or confidant knocking on my door, I have everything I need right in the pages of the Bible.  The stories of Biblical women can inspire, encourage, and guide me through life.

In this book Mrs. Morris tells the stories of well known women, like Eve, Mary, Esther, and Naomi, as well as lesser known women, to show how each of them can teach us lessons for today.  These women were real people--imperfect, scared, insecure--and many of them did incredible things.  Debbie Morris points out their sucesses and failures and suggests ways that we can learn from them.

I enjoyed this book.  I love reading about Biblical people in a way that brings new insight, and brings their stories to life, and I love being able to apply Biblical truths to my life, which this book enabled me to do.

I received this book for free from Waterbrook/Multnomah Publishers for the purposes of this review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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