This study deals with contemporary female issues: singleness, sanctity of life, infertility, caring for aging parents, materialism, and the role of women in marriage and ministry. Each lesson begins with a study of a real woman whose life portrays contemporary issues: the Samaritan women, Mary, Martha, Sarah, Abigail, Hannah, Ruth, Naomi, and others. The final chapter deals with women in the New Testament church who ministered through spiritual gifts. 8 lessons included, from Harold Shaw Publishers.
Contemporary women face numerous challenging and often painful issues, including infertility, caring for aging parents, singleness, the generation gap, the role of women in marriage and ministry, materialism, and difficult marriages. We're not alone. All of these issues were faced by women in the Bible, and it's God's desire that we learn from, and find encouragement in, their stories. Learn how you can make a difference in your family, your church, and your community by studying the examples of scriptural women who in so many ways were just like us.
Ruth Haley Barton is the associate director of spiritual formation at Willow Creek Community Church. She speaks often to conferences and groups, is a trained spiritual director, and is the author of several titles, including Becoming a Woman of Strength.
"Women Like Us is an inspiring study guide rich with wisdom, insight, and hope from the lives of Sarah, Hannah, Deborah, Naomi, and other prominent women of the bible. As wives, mothers, friends, adult children, and citizens, they were 'just like us.' This easy-to-use guide offers women of today an opportunity to learn from their decisions and choices--even from the mistakes."
--Karen O'Connor, author of Basket of Blessings and Squeeze the Moment