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Challenging and encouraging - read this book!
on 12 July 2013
In this fabulous book, Clare Heath-Whyte brings to life seven women from a very different culture, who would normally seem so distant to us. They struggled with lots of the same things we do today including persecution for their faith, jealousy and difficult marriages and any woman could certainly see aspects of her own failings in their equally flawed characters. They also endured far worse things than many of us could ever imagine in the 21st century - horrible, deadly diseases, outliving their own children and travelling in treacherous conditions across the world with missionary husbands. But they continually strived to live godly lives, committed to their families - lives that glorified our faithful God.
This is a great read with gripping historical background, the fascinating `other side' of some well-known stories and thought-provoking Bible-based reflections between each woman's tale. Not just for `wives' - it is a perfect resource for one-to ones, study groups or even for personal reading, suitable for any woman over the age of 18. This book will both challenge and encourage you, teaching some valuable lessons along the way. As ordinary Christian women today, we should live extraordinary lives, being thankful for what we have and faithful to a God that will never leave us.