1. Lies Women Believe, Updated
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    Lies Women Believe, Updated
    Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Dannah Gresh
    Moody Publishers / 2018 / Hardcover
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  1. Nay Denise
    NJ
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Mind-changing!
    April 23, 2018
    Nay Denise
    NJ
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Nancy 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!
  2. SnickerdoodleSarah
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A Gentle, but firm exhortation to Christian Women
    April 18, 2018
    SnickerdoodleSarah
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Lies 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.

  3. Kris Bush
    Orlando, FL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    BEST READ FOR WOMEN
    April 6, 2018
    Kris Bush
    Orlando, FL
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have literally taken my time reading through this book to review it. Studying through it with the companion study guide and it has been eye-opening.

    So there are three sections in the book: Foundations, Lies Women Believe and Walking in Truth.

    Chapters 2-10 cover the lies women believe in specific areas:

    Lies we believe about God

    Lies we believe about ourselves

    Lies we believe about sin

    Lies we believe about priorities

    Lies we believe about sexuality (note this section is not in the original)

    Lies we believe about marriage

    Lies we believe about children

    Lies we believe about emotions

    Lies we believe about circumstances.

    I can tell you off the bat, the chapters on sexuality and children will immediately ruffle many feathers as these go heavily against the culture we live in. We live in a culture where it is fairly acceptable to be gay and if you refuse or do not accept it, you're labelled as judgmental and hateful. We live in a culture that says it is fairly acceptable to have abortions. We live in a culture where premarital sex is not a bad thing and adultery is ok if you're not happy and even glorified on TV and in movies.

    Now depending on where you are on the spectrum of beliefs will tell you just how offended you might be by this book. If you're pro-choice and accepting of LGBT then you will be offended. And you NEED to be. Maybe then you may read God's Word and realize that culture does not dictate TRUTH. Just because it has been regarded as acceptable by people, does NOT make it acceptable to the Lord. The ancient Israelites learned that with pagan worship and lost their hedge of protection for a number of years because of it.

    I HIGHLY recommend this book to EVERY generation of women. We are in a place to influence those around us and we need to be a godly influence. We aren't called to sound like or look like this world so why do we attempt to do so?

    {FYI: I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my HONEST opinion.}
  4. rkfall
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Lies Women Believe
    March 10, 2018
    rkfall
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I've heard much about this book over the years and so it's great that she has expanded and updated it. This is a book obviously based on the title, lies us women believe, and it expounds on how those lies affect our everyday lives. She states that there are 3 areas that trip us up. They are what we believe about God, what we believe about ourselves, and what we believe about sin. Like all lies, they come from the wicked one and he's slithery and the deception can come subtly. I loved how at the end of every chapter she has a section that counters the lies with the Truth and she gives Scripture to help walk through that lie in your life. This is great for praying the Scriptures, reflecting on the Truths in our lives, and helping others as well.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
  5. danni
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    regret reading
    March 2, 2018
    danni
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 1
    I chose to read this book simply because it seemed to be a popular womens bible study. I have also heard from other women many good things about Nancy DeMoss as an author. Unfortunately, I immediately regretted it.

    Due to increasing frustrations, I ended up not finishing the book. She has categorized strongholds of sin into the following:

    God

    Themselves

    Sin

    Priorities

    Marriage

    Children

    Emotions

    Circumstances

    Each category discusses approximately five specific lies. DeMoss process includes explaining the lie, offering proof of the lie through personal testimony or research, followed by scriptural evidence to refute the lie, then concluded with her personal encouragement.

    Although the concept of the book seems intriguing and worthwhile, I was completely unimpressed and frustrated by her bent towards legalism, simplification, and one-size-fits-all solutions. After reading a bit of her background, I came to realize that at the time of her writing this book she had very little experience of her own to have the proper authority to speak on many of the lies she presents. Due to her inexperience in many of the areas, she stretches her thoughts and beliefs too simply and too across the board.

    She begins each chapter with an Eve diary entry. The entries are written from the perspective of Eve following the events of the Fall. Obviously these entries are fictional and meant more as a creative writing aspect, but I firmly disliked them. Yes, such a fictional creative writing aspect can prompt one to consider the feelings, emotions, and thoughts of Eve during such a world-changing affair. But in reality, it was completely unnecessary to the books goal and stretched way beyond any scriptural Truth. God has provided everything we need to know Him through scripture. We do not need to infer anything further or beyond what He has already given us in His Word.

    DeMoss goes beyond overboard to nearly annoying with mentioning the Fall and Eves role. I firmly believe she has misinterpreted scripture in regards to the Fall account. I also believe that, of the chapters I read, she misinterpreted scripture and all too often took scripture out of context in order to utilize it for her point of view. She very much seemed to fall into the trap (i.e. lie) that its ok to make God smaller than he really is and form Him into the God we want him to be.

    Although I disagreed with many of her arguments and thoughts in this book, there were a few that I felt she did well with. But in the end, I was very disappointed in this book and would not recommend to any woman, whether a believer or not.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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