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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.
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on 23 April 2015
Clare writes in such an easy-to-read manner and her books bring to life these amazing women who have mostly been overlooked by the history books.
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on 7 April 2016
Brilliant book - well researched, and yet down to earth and enjoyable. It was great to learn from these women!
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on 31 December 2014
Excellent - recommended
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on 12 March 2014
A very good book we use it for a small group study session and it works well, equally good for an individual read
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on 9 March 2015
I really liked the idea of this book and I would guess there was a lot of careful research behind the stories of the women included, but that didn't always make it to the book. Alternatively maybe there really is very little written about women in church history so not a lot to go on. I'm not sure, but sometimes it seemed as though a lot was assumed/drawn from a single comment or letter, which didn't fit well for me. I would have preferred to see more context and evidence to support the character assertions. Good idea though.
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on 26 January 2016
Bought for someone else.
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on 3 January 2014
We do not often think about famous preachers and their home life. Some of the stories of some wives were a real eyeopener!
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on 3 February 2016
I ordered the wrong book so am unable to give an objective view.
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