of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5great bookMarch 23, 2019gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5About the book:
"Lies women believe spotlights fourth five lies commonly believed by Christian women- lies about God, themselves, priorities, emotions, marriage, parenting and more. And it offers the only means to challenge, counter, and overcome deception- the Truth.
With so much brand new material (including an entire chapter on lies about sexuality), even if you've read the original, this revised version is well worth your time."
I enjoy Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth's teachings. And even though I read the older version, it's been many years so I won't be able to compare the two.
"Satan's objective is to drive a wedge between God and His creatures."
With that in mind this book brings to light lies (though some seem a tad stretched) that we as Christian women (may) believe.
I really enjoy at the end of each chapter there is a 'Countering Like With Truth' section, where they basically abridged the entire chapter into the lie and the truth. Where they state the lie, and then state the truth backed up with Bible verse.
All in all I enjoyed, 4/5 stars.
I received this book through MP newsroom in exchange for my honest review. All options expressed are my own.
Brianna5 Stars Out Of 5Lies Women BelieveJanuary 6, 2019BriannaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is a powerful read, likely to challenge readers to contemplate falsehoods in their own beliefs. As in her other books, Wolgemuth's writing style is easy to understand, yet thought-provoking. Throughout Lies Women Believe, Wolgemuth uncovers 45 lies that women may knowingly or unknowingly believe. However, she does not stop at identifying lies; she also leads readers in an exploration of Biblical truths to combat and replace each lie. This is a powerful approach to help readers renew their mindset and makes Lies Women Believe deserving of a thorough read, or multiple thorough reads.
Some readers may find that they do not agree with Wolgemuth on all points, particularly as she discusses lies concerning a few controversial topics. Wolgemuth recognizes this in the beginning of Lies Women Believe and encourages readers to study Scripture alongside her book. Lies Women Believe is a compelling tool to draw readers into Scripture and close, true relationship with God.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in order to write an honest, unbiased review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Elena Wiggins5 Stars Out Of 5Lies Women Believe reviewNovember 1, 2018Elena WigginsQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In this newly updated and expanded edition of the best-selling book, Nancy discusses areas of women's lives where we are prone to believe lies about who God is, who we are, and what He calls sin. She exposes deceptive and often subtle beliefs by countering it with Biblical Truths. She starts with lies about God (that He is not good, for instance), then moves onto lies we believe about ourselves (that we cannot change, that we are not loved, etc), about sin (God can't forgive what I've done), sexuality (God's standards for sex are out of date), marriage (If I submit to my husband, I'll be miserable), children (I can/can't control the way my children turn out), emotions (If I feel something, it must be true), and circumstances (things will never change). Some of the chapters were more powerful to my own life season than others, but I definitely got a lot out of it, particularly because of the accompanying study guide (sold separately) that dug deeper and provided plenty of space to work through the lies and replace them with God's Truth. For me, this has been a vital resource in recognizing things that I allow myself to believe that do not align with what God says is true -- and then replacing them with what is true. I wholeheartedly recommend it for anyone who wants to get unstuck from negative thinking patterns that are rooted in lies rather than truth.
Nay DeniseNJAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Mind-changing!April 23, 2018Nay DeniseNJAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth is a new author for me. I've worked through some of her Bible study for this book, so I decided to get the book to really get the full benefits of the study. This book is phenomenal! It's comprised of 12 chapters, 3 sections and 9 lies. I personally love how this book is broken down. Section 1 includes an introductory chapter which is the foundation. Section 2 is titled lies women believe with 9 chapters focused on several different lies about God, themselves, sin, priorities, sexuality, marriage, children, emotions and circumstances. Each chapter (or lie) goes deep into the lies we tell ourselves concerning those topics.
I love how much scripture is referenced in this book to counteract the lies we believe or have been told about ourselves. Nancy has done a phenomenal job at keeping this book realistic, authentic and relate-able all while keeping the Word of God central. I love how at the end of each chapter you get an overview in chart form of the lies we've been told or believed with the truths from the Bible. This is a biblically sound book that I think is perfect for both personal reading as well as in a book club setting. Now I see why the book is needed for the Bible study. Just simply phenomenal and I highly recommend it!
SnickerdoodleSarahGender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A Gentle, but firm exhortation to Christian WomenApril 18, 2018SnickerdoodleSarahGender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Lies Women Believe by Nancy Demoss Wolgemuth is a book that goes through various lies that women believe about reality and counters them. Dealing specifically with many of the lies women believe about God, themselves, sin, priorities, sexuality, marriage, children, emotions and circumstances, this book is designed as a gentle, but firm exhortation to wake women up to see the truth.
I get the impression that many of the women's writings of today cater to women's excuses, unbelief and overall selfishness. We don't need to build up our self-love, "the truth is that we do love ourselves", we need to learn to deny ourselves. "Our most common malady is not having a low view [of] ourselves, but having a low view of God."
I also loved how the author pointed out that the thought, "I can't help the way I am" because of - fill in the blank-, is a lie. She uses Eve as an example: it was not Eve's circumstances that accounted for her miserable condition, it was not that she had had a difficult childhood, been unloved, abused by her husband, had uncontrollable emotional issues, physical ailments or any of the many excuses women nowadays love to turn too. No, Eve had a great beginning in life, she was never physically or verbally abused and was in great physical and emotional shape. And yet she still sinned.
There were some things I didn't like, however. For instance, there was some stuff in the "Sexuality" chapter that I was uncomfortable with, I skipped over stuff, and I didn't think the fictional 'Eve's diary' part was very edifying in that particular chapter either (there are some things I just don't need to imagine in my head). I know that most (probably all) of the advice and counsel is good but I simply didn't think that it needed to be dealt with that thoroughly.
Also, I didn't agree or see the sense of why she thinks that it is okay for Christians to turn to drugs to help with depression. It just seems to contradict what she said earlier, about the bad habit people have of turning to movies, alcohol or fun activities to change their bad emotions into happy ones rather than turning to God and His Word first. I mean, for a Christian, what if there were pills to deal with, not only depression, but lust, anger, pride and fear? Would taking a pill for stopping lust be "killing sin"? Or just sedating it? I thought that the weapons of our warfare are "not carnal" (2 Corinthians 10:4). What if a disaster or something happens and those pills are no longer made or we lost access to them? Would we have built up any spiritual muscle for the fight against those emotions? Or will they manifest themselves stronger than ever because we didn't kill them daily we merely rendered them unconscious so that we didn't have to fight them? As Wolgemuth says, "When we find ourselves suffering under the weight of negative emotions like anger, anxiety, bitterness, despair, hatred or condemnation, we must learn to look toward God's Truth, keeping our minds stayed on Him rather than simply trying to escape or swap out negative emotions with a feel-good substitute. " I would add depression to that list.
But overall I thought that the book was very good. Wolgemuth counters the lies with Biblical truth very well, and gives a lot of good counsel. Here are some more of the concepts that I really liked that are based in the truth:
When people think that you're not normal, they're right! You're not normal, you are a New Creation! You are a saint, not a sinner.
Wives are not their husbands mothers, and they should not act as though they are the Holy Spirit in their husband's lives.
We are not saved by our feelings, our feelings are not facts. We look to how what God says is true, not to our feelings to figure out reality.
And lastly, the truth may not change your circumstances, but that's okay, it will change you. God is primarily making us holy, not 'happy' - this side of eternity.
Many thanks to the folks at Moody Publishers Newsroom for sending me a free review copy of this book! My review did not have to be favorable.