Women were created for intimacy with God. But so many things get in the way! Past abuse. Regret. Shame. Feelings of unworthiness. How can worship hold any real meaning? Using the model of Mary of Bethany, who anointed Jesus' feet with costly perfume, the authors help readers discover how the act of worship itself is transformation. Worship can be a place of truth and transparency! Through stories of gifted women who have overcome tremendous pain and obstacles to become worship leaders today, they show the deepness and wideness of God's love for women who worshiped despite oppressive circumstances, and found strength and confidence to continue to focus on God. Readers will find courage to overcome the past and the desire to worship God extravagantly and wholeheartedly. Paperback.
AMIE DOCKERY is director of womens ministry at Covenant Church in Dallas, Texas, and is also the author of Designing Your Dream Husband. Amie and her husband, Stacey, are both associate pastors, and together oversee the Married Life department at Covenant Church. They have four children.
MARY ALESSI, songwriter and worship leader, and her husband, Steve, pastor Metro Life Worship Center in Miami, Florida. Her second independent music album, More, features many of her own songs. She and Steve are active in Mercy House, a residential program for troubled teenage girls and unwed mothers that provides counseling, education and a safe environment.