Wow! The 'girlfriend theology' truly shines through in this study. It changes how you read the Word when you can see the people in the Bible as real people with real emotions, real issues, and a REAL GOD! This book helps you to see that.
This book brought about an eye-opening perspective on some great women of the Bible. I previously knew Sarah, Hagar, Rebekah, Leah and Rachel more, if not only, for their moments of faith. This focused look at their flaws and the subsequent consequences of their not-quite-God-inspired actions was truly thought provoking. I particularly enjoyed the format of a line-by-line study, that could still easily be a quick read, or useful for an indepth study, if desired. While I'm not sure I agree totally with all the premises of these women's flaws as presented, they provided a lively discussion of opinions in our book club.
Flawed women; aren't we all? A wonderfully humorous reminder that we are loved by a flawless God who can use our flaws, just like He used those of Sarah, Hagar, Rebecca, Leah, and Rachel to bring glory and honor to Him. A well researched Bible study that will help you look at yourself, and be thankful for His grace.
This book is amazing...it really spoke to me. The author is witty and interesting and full of insight. God used this book to speak peace to my troubled heart. I can't wait to read the others in the series! :)
We are using this book for a Bible Study with college women. The young ladies have commented that this book has made these women of the Bible seem "real" to them. We have learned a lot of historical background from this study. A general observation has been that the customs of that time and place may be different from our circumstances today, but our human reactions are often the same. By studying these women, we are learning how God would like us to respond and know that God will be with us even if we don't get it right the first time to help us work through it.