She Speaks: Wisdom from the Women of the Bible to the Modern Black Woman
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Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2013
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It is sometimes difficult for todays African-American women to remember how important they are to God. The noise of day-to-day tasks and to-dos combined the with the undeniable struggles that face African-American women each day can make it easy to forget that Jesus treated the women of the New Testament with respect and spiritual equality, and how frequently God used women to carry out His purpose.
Through the examples of powerful women in the Bible She Speaks helps African-American women find relevance, purpose, and identity in the Word of God. Each chapter offers a complete list of references to help the reader locate the stories of these inspirational women in the Bible with ease. For anyone looking for a deeper study of women of the Bible and for the African-American woman who sometimes needs reminding how real and relevant her struggles are, She Speaks is the perfect choice.
- Complete list of biblical references
- Clear explanation of parallels between struggles of modern African-American women and women in the Bible
Michele Clark Jenkins, co-founder of Sisters in Faith, is the senior director of the consulting group for Griffin & Strong, PC. She was co-creator of Real: The Complete New Testament Biblezine, writer/editor of the Children of Color Storybook Bible, and contributed to the Women of Color Devotional Bible and Wisdom and Grace Devotional Bible.
Pursue and RecoverAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Every Christian woman should read this bookMarch 4, 2013Pursue and RecoverAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Book Review
Michelle Clark Jenkins
Wisdom From The Women of the Bible to the Modern Black Women
This book is beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and design that is pleasingly aesthetic, it is written by an author whose focus is to reach Black Women in order to illustrate that even in Biblical days God had a plan for the Black woman. As we all know the word of God is for everyone and this book will prove helpful for Christian women of all ethnicity.
The book presents fifty women of the Bible; it is spoken in first person of each woman represented as they personally draw you into their lives. Each story is brief and shares intimate details of each woman's life and the plan God had for them.
Each introduction is followed up by three sections the first is titled "Why Her?" this section answers the question asked and share additional details about that particular woman. The second section titled "About Her" give some background information and the third section is "Apply Her" encouraging the reader to apply some biblical principles to one's own lives from what they have learned from these women from so long ago.
The Final section is "Find Her" this is where Scriptural references are given.
I found this book a quick read and very enjoyable. I plan to use it as a reference in developing a study to share with other women in my community focusing on the presence of the women of the Bible. I would recommend this book.
cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5She Speaks by Michele Clark JenkinsFebruary 9, 2013cathyKansasAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4She Speaks by Michele Clark Jenkins
She speaks is advertised as being a book which shows examples of powerful women in the Bible and how African-American women can find relevance, purpose and identity in the Word of God. It further offers complete Bible references to help the reader locate the stories easily. The book shows how God speaks through the women and also how this Biblical woman's story applies to the modern black woman's life today. If you want to find how important to you are to God especially as a black woman read this book.
I am a white woman and I found that this book to speak to me just fine and also found the books references to modern day to day life very good. Each chapter denotes a separate woman and would allow deeper study for each by using the Biblical references and also in at least one case extra-Biblical reference. This book is easy to understand by the reader whether or not the Biblical references are used. It could be used by groups who wanted an easy woman's Bible study.
This book was provided to me by Booksneeze for this review.
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