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Wonder Women of the Bible: Heroes of Yesterday Who Inspire Us Today - eBook
New Hope Publishers / 2011 / ePub
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Meet a group of gutsy gals who accomplished great things for God! Highlighting admirable attributes such as courage, faith, love, humility, independence, and wisdom, Poinsett draws vivid portraits of ordinary women who were empowered by their faith. Follow in their footsteps and you, too, will become an extraordinary servant of God!
For any woman who has ever doubted her ability, lacked courage, or felt undervalued, overlooked, or limited in what she could do, Wonder Women of the Bible will revolutionize her ordinary outlook by connecting her with an extraordinary God. Wonder Women of the Bible brings to life the remarkable women of biblical times and sheds light on their incredible accomplishments. Their stories will heighten your awareness of what God can do through ordinary people and inspire your own trust and confidence in God.
Always writing from her own life lessons and questions, Brenda Poinsett has authored many other books, including Can Martha Have a Mary Christmas? and Celebrations That Touch the Heart. With a master's degree in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, she has served as an educator, curriculum writer, and women's ministry consultant. She and her husband, Bob, live in Union, Missouri.
Anyone looking for inspiration during troubling times may want to take a look at Wonder Women of the Bible by Brenda Poinsett. Poinsett discusses ways to be a wonder woman, and she uses women such as Hagar, Martha, and Esther as role models. Her purpose is to influence women and shed light on how they can improve their lives, which she does by relaying her messages through the deeds of the women written about in the Bible, and through their actions in regard to the crises they faced.
Poinsett has a masters degree in religious education and is the author of several previous books. Despite this, her current book could have been written better. Certain sentences fail to flow smoothly. In trying to be divergent, the author quotes from numerous translations of the Bible, and although this gives diversity of interpretations, it also adds extra verbiage and presents conflicting writing styles. Poinsett doesnt seem to have a central theme for this book, other than to present women of ethics, emotional strength, righteousness, and vision. She displays plenty of knowledge on the Bible and an understanding of human beings.
Wonder Women of the Bible may be mildly entertaining but is not captivating. It is better read in short sittings rather than from cover to cover. Most readers will already be familiar with the stories regarding these women in the Bible, so despite efforts to add a fresh telling to the stories, Poinsett can only present what is already common knowledge. This, of course, doesnt necessarily hold true for everyone, but for grounded Christians, it will. The book is written for women, probably from their late teens through their elderly years. Despite this intended audience, the book stands the possibility for impacting men as well, and could do well for practically anyone looking for inspiration and a better way to live their lives. Joshua Wagner, Christian Book Previews.com
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