We used this book in our ladies' Bible study and on the plus side, it was a good base to start discussions. However 2 things were red flags for me. First, it took verses out of context or didn't bother to include more of the passage which would have greatly added to understanding it. We took the time to read and discuss much more scripture than the book covered. Secondly, it relies a lot on The Message for it's scripture references. I do not feel that The Message is an appropriate resource for in depth Bible study. While encouragement is a wonderful topic, this study could have been so much more than it is.
I am teaching this study to my women's group and they love it. I am impressed how simple and down-to-earth Nicole Johnson's writing is, and yet she reaches the mature believers as well as the new believers. It is full of the Word, which is what will change us.
I am coordinating a Women's Bible Study this year for our community. We had used another of the Women of Faith Bible studies a few years ago when I was new to the group. The discussions are easy to facilitate which means that many of the women have been willing to take a turn leading each week. The questions do not require extensive Bible knowledge but lead into good, non-denominational discussions that are not threatening, but teach basic Biblical principles that can be applied to all ages of women.