©2004 Joanna Weaver; (P)2004 Oasis Audio LLC
This is a great book for christian women. It helps you to better understand your own actions and those of your female friends. It will help you to choose that which is better!
The narration was well done and I can tell what the intent of the book was meant to be, but it didn't really connect with me. Our small group is made up of career women in their late 20s/early 30s who are without children. We read this book for the summer. We all struggled to connect and relate to it as it seems to be written very specifically an audience of stay at home moms in the mid-west who are very actively involved in all areas of church service and are therefore more focused on the actions of serving Christ than the heart of it. Many of the stories and lessons seem to assume that is where you are in life.
The book itself often meanders with stories and doesn't bring it back to the point. Additionally, the author often tells fictional stories of what may have just happened in that bible character's thoughts or previous life experiences. These are meant to help us relate to biblical characters, but the stories are adding to the biblical text something that isn't stated and often feels historically inaccurate just to try and make her point and to allow a connection to our current Western ideals.
This book may be very meaningful to someone that wants to focus more on finding an emotional connection to biblical characters and is trying to balance church service with raising children. I just don't fit that demographic.
I normally don't write these types of reviews, but I had wished that someone had written one like this to let our group know that we weren't really the intended audience for this and therefore wouldn't enjoy it.
I had heard many friends recommend this book but didn't think it would be something I could relate to but I was clearly wrong. It hit home more times than I'd like to admit. Well worth it.💕
This book is an excellent reminder as to the fragility of our spirituality. The author takes you through her life as mother and wife and how she struggles and works at her prayer life and the balance between time for God and time for her family.
This author wrote from a place of honesty about her shortcomings, her lack of perfect practices (including housekeeping skills - THANK YOU!), and struggles with her faith, and really encouraged me that I can start where I am and that God will meet me there. Really enjoyed it!
Great narration on a study that pertains to all woman's age groups. Our group found it to be very sincere and truly inspired. There is a challenging message throughout. For example, just ask yourself, would you invite scrutiny, spend over a year's wages and possibly your lifetime dreams to publically annoint and caress Jesus' feet?
The book is very good. I gained a lot of good insight, and was able to apply many things to my day-to-day living.
I think the narrator could have been a little more expressive.
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