To think that God used women who were living in sin, women who previously rejected Him as well as women of prayer and women who sought his Holy Name as vessels to glorify the name of Jesus! To any woman who is downtrodden or pondering their faith, I recommend this book. To any woman who wants to know more about how God used women in a positive way, I recommend this book. I learned that Eve was a counterweight, Using this book as a guide for our Wednesday morning Bible study has blessed my soul. Apr 25, Sally Andrews rated it it was amazing. We engaged in this Bible study this semester.
senjouin-renshu.com/wp-content/2/770-localizar-celular-pelo.php Oh, girls! You really need to read about these women who were not known because of their husbands, but because of their extreme faith and commitment to God!
What a crazy concept back then, when women were second class citizens without a voice! Read about Hannah, Ruth, Rahab, Lydia, and even some you may not know. The book alone is a good read, but the workbook adds other dimensions. And, of course, group discussions add even more. Nov 01, Christy rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction , christianity , bible-study.
I think the author chose some great women for this book. Maybe not the ones I would have chosen, but I was really surprised by some of the chapters. I know to take Bible opinion-as-truth with a grain of salt, but I feel the author did a fantastic job of telling these women's stories. It made me dig into the Bible more than I normally would for info on Eve or Sarah, which are ones most people feel they know a lot about. I appreciate that. I enjoyed how the author made no attempt to cover up any of I think the author chose some great women for this book.
I enjoyed how the author made no attempt to cover up any of their flaws. The epilogue firmly states that their imperfection paved a way for God's perfection.
God uses our failure, hardship and trials for His glory. But our home is hurting. Why did He introduce Eve in such a way that she seems primarily to serve her man? A Christian disciple is a believer who follows Christ and then offers his own imitation of Christ as model for others to follow 1 Corinthians God uses all sorts of people with all sorts of gifts, talents and abilities as a testimony of His grace that His name would be made famous among the nations. These were ordinary men empowered for an extraordinary task by an extraordinary God.
It just reminds us that no one is perfect, but we can still be used for great things. Striving to be perfect was not their strong point, but striving to have a relationship with the Living God was. Each of these women came to God through faith. Whether prostitute or life-long priestess, their ultimate faith in the promise of a Messiah made the difference.
Also, MacArthur says on more than one occasion that the women he chose were in no way extraordinary because of who they married or who their family was. He does a great job of showing the many facets of a woman's virtue and how they can act independently of husband and children. These women were chosen by God because of their person, not their gender-specific roles. Even, Sarah or Hannah, who were desperately pleading for children, were noted for their imperfections that turned to devout faith and devotion.
He also praises these women for their roles as wives, mothers and leaders and how their values of hospitality or humility played a part. Roles that no man could fill in these specific instances. I enjoyed the balance of the two. This book was a quick read, but I chose to take it slowly and really study each section. I'm so glad I did. I will be keeping this around to pick up again and again.
Feb 20, Joy rated it really liked it. Great book we used in Sunday school. You gotta watch MacArthur on Lordship salvation, but he's a very good story-teller. There was quite a bit of new information for me about women I thought I knew well. Here are some 'new' facts: Abraham and Sarah came from an urban environment, so life on the road was something Sarah had to learn to embrace; Rahab is not a lesson Great book we used in Sunday school.
Here are some 'new' facts: Abraham and Sarah came from an urban environment, so life on the road was something Sarah had to learn to embrace; Rahab is not a lesson in how to better ourselves through self-improvement, but a reminder that God by His grace can redeem even the most horrible life; The 'scandal motif' in Christ's lineage was no accident; Mary had to learn to submit to Jesus as her Lord rather than trying to control Him as His mother; Anna immediately understood what was going on and who Christ was; Jesus chose the Samaritan woman to be the one to whom he first explicitly told that He was the Messiah; Mary and Martha show that God uses all kinds of people; Mary Magdalene was not the Mary from Bethany, but had probably been set free from demons, so she was not merely reformed, but transformed; In order to start a synagogue in any community, Jewish custom required a quorum of at least ten Jewish men.
But Jewish women could pray together in groups. A favorite observation from the book was the dedication of MacArthur to his nine granddaughters. Apr 04, Jacquelyn rated it it was ok. I read this book as research on how general Protestantism views certain women in the Bible.
In some places it is insightful, and in others it is a bit shallow. Unfortunately, every now and then his bias against women shows through despite his effort to demonstrate "how God shaped women in the Bible and what He wants to do with you", especially during his two and a half page tangent trying to justify his own view that women never realized the gift of prophecy despite numerous women named as I read this book as research on how general Protestantism views certain women in the Bible.
Unfortunately, every now and then his bias against women shows through despite his effort to demonstrate "how God shaped women in the Bible and what He wants to do with you", especially during his two and a half page tangent trying to justify his own view that women never realized the gift of prophecy despite numerous women named as prophetesses and the Bible clearly saying that "your sons and daughters will prophesy" in Joel 2.
In fact, though he goes through the life of various Biblical women, he rarely provides guidance on how learning about these women's lives can help your own life today. Overall, though an easy, quick read, I would take this as simply one man's opinion, an opinion that does not always line up with the clear reading of Scripture. Mar 10, Jenna rated it it was amazing.
I really enjoyed this book. Feb 24, Terrie rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian. Chapter one was about Eve. This had me view the fall of mankind and why the blame was placed on Adam as his sin and the consequences for generations to come Chapter two was about Sarah, Would I have been as faithful, waiting all those years for a promise of a son? She had to be a strong woman of faith and had to love her husband to give up a home and spend the rest if her days moving and living in a tent.
Chapter 3-Rehab if you had asked Chapter one was about Eve. Chapter 3-Rehab if you had asked me about her before I read the chapter, I could not have told you. So learned much in this chapter. Chapter 4 Ruth. Chapter 5 Hannah. I know much more about her now. It had to be hard to take Samuel to the temple and leave him. Chapter 6 Mary mother if Jesus. I like how this chapter points out that Mary was humble and never let being chosen to give birth to the Son of God go to her head. Many pray to her as if she has the power of God, but Mary gave God all the credit, admitted she was so blessed considering the sinful person she was.
Chapter 8 the Samaritan woman, this chapter really speaks to me.
We are all sinners and can not hide anything we have done from God, but Jesus loves and died so that we have forgiveness and salvation. I am almost finished and have greatly enjoyed the book.
I have Twelve Ordinary Men ordered and look forward to reading it. I didn't love this book.