Where to begin! This was such a great book and there are so many things to share about it. Again, I heard about this book through Revive our Hearts, and then several other bloggers were reading and recommending it. (This book is for married women, but I believe that it is a great book to read in preparation for marriage. And the author had a sweet note in the back for singles, too.)
Kimberly Wagner writes to singles, "You can begin preparing yourself for marriage by implementing the character traits of the Beautifully Fierce Woman in your daily relationships with others_Don't waste your time of singleness in selfish pursuits but use this season to glorify God in your role as a soft warrior." She goes on to share some suggestions on doing that.
Kimberly Wagner honestly shares her story of being a fierce woman and how she used that fierceness as a destructive character trait. She tells how her marriage went through a hard season and how her fierceness affected her husband. It is full of honesty and she doesn't back away from sharing the truth found in her story. She points you to the Bible and God's ideas of womanhood. He wants you to use your fierceness for Him and His glory- by being a soft warrior.
She goes on to share many ways of how you can encourage your husband by using the acronym APPRECIATION. Each letter representing some way you can build your husband up and encourage him to use his manhood for Jesus. Some examples include: admire and affirm him, praying for him, encouraging his leadership, accepting him for who he is, and treating him like a man.
I also really loved and appreciated the section in the back that compares the Characteristics of a Beautifully Fierce Woman and the Characteristics of a Destructively Fierce Woman. This will be very convicting to many and will most certainly take you to the Cross.
I really enjoyed this book and learned so much from reading it. It is a book of conviction and Truth that will encourage and inspire you to be a woman that is a soft warrior. Many women will strongly benefit from this book- women who are preparing for marriage to women who have been married for years. A wonderful resource for any woman seeking God-honoring, Christ-glorifying, biblical womanhood!
**I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers for an honest review.**