Becoming a Woman of Influence, by Carol Kent was a worthwhile read. In the book she outlines 6 principles of how we, as women, can better influence others. Principles such as, time alone with God, storytelling, asking questions, having compassing, and a few others. Time alone with God features prayer and influencing others to pray. Storytelling features making the truth relevent through stories. The principle of asking questions helps to draw people into conversation to share the truth. She discusses the idea that we influence others all of the time and we can make intentional choices of influencing rather than not thinking about how we influence others. Although, I did enjoy this book and feel that it has classic and timeless information, I also feel that it is geared a bit toward those who are mentors or who are starting to mentor others. Having said that, it is still relevent to women who just want to make intentional choices on their group of peers and coworkers.
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Carol Kent, who is also the author of "Now I Lay My Isaac Down" has written a motivating Bible Study titled, "Becoming a Woman of Influence." The study is based upon the premise that we can influence others with whom we interact and we can impact their lives and their walk with God.
In the book, the author states "The sole purpose of this book is to inspire and equip women to impact lives as Jesus did."
And if this sounds just a bit threatening she goes on to say," When we follow Christ's example, we will admit our failures, talk through the growth they produces in our lives and keep pointing people to Jesus."
No matter what we do and who we are, we can be a mentor for another woman or women and influence their lives. Carol's book and study is based upon seven life changing principles that she discusses in depth with the reader, beginning with time alone with God.
I read the book straight through, answering the questions to myself, but it also includes an in depth Bible Study that can be done alone or in a small group setting. The study is designed for nine weeks and includes scriptures for each lesson, along with questions for thought and consideration. I recommend using a journal as you complete the study, to record your thoughts and feelings.
I received this free book from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not obligated to provide a positive review. The opinions contained in this review are strictly my own.
What an incredibly helpful book for any Christian woman! Carol Kent's teaching and anecdotes point readers to the Lord for their power and vision. Her use of Scripture and suggested personal growth steps are outstanding. The Bible study in the back offers rich, scriptural experiences. This is a high interest book to use with a group or to discuss with a friend. I believe God will use readers to step into his purposes and make "a lasting impact on others"