The ladies in our study group enjoyed this study a lot even though it required lots of time locating the' scattered through out the Bible' scriptures. As their leader I felt at times the author was forcing a passage to prove his/her point, but we worked through those by expanding the text and trying to understand the context. The ladies enjoyed the trinkets of faith labels that I printed out to highlight each lesson. We plan to use more of these Women of Faith studies in the future.
We are extremely satisfied with 'The Women of Faith' series of books. Our current study 'Living Above Worry and Stress', is wonderful! We're looking forward to using one of the many 'Women of Faith' studies for our women's bible study group.
purchased these books for a women's small group because the format seemed simple and easy to use ... I have been somewhat disappointed because they take a "popcorn" approach to bible study [question here, an answer there ... ] -- a topical question or issue is address with random verses as though someone sat with a concordance and selected verses as "answers" without considering the context of the verses. We've been able to learn from the study by expanding our consideration of the verses suggested to include the surrounding contest - in some cases we've concluded that the author/editor was proof-texting. I think another time I will seek bible study materials that go more into depth with one character or book of the bible.