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Words of wisdom for growing in grace.
April 29, 2011
I will be giving this book to every special woman in my life - it's that good! Kristen shares her heart with wit and wisdom that makes you feel like you've been visiting with a dear friend. A grace-filled life is a wonderful "beauty secret" and Kristen gives tried and true steps to becoming more lovely as we grow in the grace of our Lord.
I truly enjoyed this book. I often think of being a woman of grace as being a church-y type who never falters. Her home is perfect. Her kids memorize scripture on their own will. Her husband is a Godly man. That image is so far from who I am that I often toss up my hands and say, "forget it!" Kristin lays down the definition of a woman of grace in terms of 12 characteristics and includes questions for reflection on each chapter. After reading this book, I felt empowered to work on being a woman of grace.
This little 5" x 7" book is chock full of encouragement for ladies to work the twelve traits of grace.At the end of the book, there is a listing of Discussion/Journal Questions divided by Chapters that will help direct each reader toward the goal of becoming a woman of grace. Armstrong suggests using these questions in a group setting. I can see women who are seriously seeking improvement in things internal and eternal benefiting by this study. Listed below is each chapter title and a snippet from that chapter:* Beauty: "When you watch someone doing the thing they were meant to do, aren't they gorgeous?"* Confidence: "is not about who you are; it's about whose you are."* Softness: "Try speaking softly so that others have to quiet...to hear you."* Trust: "As your trust grows, so will your assignments [from God]."* Truth: "Friendship deepens in the fertile ground of honesty."* Generosity: "Before we have anything to give, we have to have already amply received."* Forgiveness: "does not involve the participation of the other person."* Courage: "Whether or not we rise to meet the challenge will be determined by how seriously we have taken our preparation and our training up until this point."* Diligence: "rquires a devoted, unbroken commitment to connection with the Lord, every morning."* Wisdom: "is a love that surpasses knowledge."* Authenticity: "We are truly pleasing to those we love (and who love us) only when we are being ourselves."* Freedom: "God's kind of freedom is not boring."