I loved the approach and biblical perspective in this book which clearly illustrated 12 Extraordinary Women who were in many ways just ordinary women like me. Encouragement through God's Word that the Lord is waiting to use us all for His Glory.
Our ladies ministry is doing this study over the summer, but the women in my Sunday School class are unable to attend those sessions. We decided this would be a refreshing break from our usual SS lessons and so are studying this together in our class on Sunday mornings. This had been received very well, I think mostly because we are seeing these women in a fresh new way. Rev MacArthur brings out things in these stories that many had not considered before. The writing style is very conversational while highlighting God's hand in the lives of these women. Far from being outdated, our women find this study to be very relevant and its lessons applicable. Because of time constraints, we do not use the workbook, but use the study guide in the back of the book. Enjoying this study very much!