Friday, September 13, 2013

Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts
Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

From Good

 Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures--whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

Whether it's a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women's ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church's care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group--the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing--along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common--and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.

No matter what hurts you've experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!

This is a book not to be missed!

My Take:  If you have had any kind of hurt that is know to women you can probably find an example in the Bible of other women who have gone through the same thing or something very similar.  This book covers many of the women we have all read about before and examines what hurt they had.  Some of the women included are the women that went to Solomon about the baby, Bathseba, and the other women listed in the synopsis above.  I really liked the way that the authors presented the material in the book.  they didn't mince words and were honest and if we are honest we feel the same way.  This book would make a good book for a women's group at church and there are questions included so it would make it easy to have a group discussion of some of the issues that are brought up in the book.  

I received a review copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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