In Twelve Extraordinary Women, you'll learn more than fascinating information about these women, you'll discover - perhaps for the first time-the unmistakable chronology of God's redemptive work in history through their lives. These women were not ancillary to His plan, they were at the very heart of it.
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This book must land in your eyes if not on your book shelf. This is a great reference book about how, why and most important who is in the Bible. I would suggest this book to anyone who reads this!
Filmmaker and artist in Los Angeles.
Sure, to brush up on what I learned from it again.
There are other books on women in the bible and most of them didn't really stick out to me. So I can't say its just like the others but there are quite a few books on women of the bible.
I won't say a scene since the book covers many people, but the book is great at going into each characters story and still focusing on the main woman even when other people in their lives are mentioned.
Yes, but since it was too long I had to break it up when I had time to listen to it.
I loved how descriptive this book was. You will get a full understanding of these women's stories in a very in depth look on their lives and the people around them.
I love reading/listening to books! Favs are by Reformed authors. I'm always looking for good biographies, and accurate Church history.
I think both the audio book and the print are equally good, it depends whether you're a reader or prefer to listen. I listen to audio books at night when I go to bed, but, it's definitely worth a read!
I really enjoyed the depth that MacArthur went into about the women of the Bible. When I read the Bible, I normally don't sit and meditate on each passage as well as I should. After listening to this book, I was shocked at how much I didn't know these women as much as I should. It took the depth and scope that MacArthur wrote about to "awaken" me to these sisters in the Lord.
I really found that after a good study of these women, I loved them all and was enlightened to wonderful nuggets of great information that I had either forgotten about when I read the Bible or that MacArthur knew from other writings.
Ladies of the Light
I would also suggest MacArthur's "Twelve Ordinary Men" It's a great compliment to this one as Dr. MacArthur writes a similar book, but obviously about men of the Bible. It's just as good :)
the book was going great until we, my daughter and I, got to the chapter on Mary Mother of Jesus. Each chapter was like a decent Bible study on each woman. No personal opinions.
The Mary Mother of Jesus chapter started very diffrent from all other chapters. It started by railing on Catholic views on Mary. The entire chapter was shocking. His opinions on people of Catholic Church and Pope John Paul II were venomous. Judgement was all over that chapter :O So unlike the other chapters.
I almost sent this book to my God daughter for Christmas. I am so glad I did not.
I did enjoy using the chapter to catechise my daughter. We went through all the bible verses. We read it with a Christ who's teaching was perfect in love alone. We reviewed the history of Our Lady of Guadalupe specifically. Her rapid conversion of the people of Mexico to Christianity in 1531 was an amazing evangelistic event. Thank God our neighbors to the south are mostly Christian. At least we are not fighting Islamic radicals on that front too.
John 3:16 believer. Favorite authors and leaders of today are David Jeremiah, John MacArthur, Ravi Zacharias, Charles Stanley.
I wish I did the study long ago. I bought my husband twelve extraordinary men. We are now working through the PARABLES study together. I'm grateful for the teachings and books if John MacArthur, David Jeremiah, RC Spraul, Alister Begg, James MacDonald and like teachers, they seem to stand on truth instead of the wide Feel Good About ME gate that seems to attract the masses.
I think this would be better as a study book rather than audio. The author uses supporting scriptures through out. I found the scripture references broke my thought. But the book as a whole sparked my interest in these women of the Bible.
I was delighted with this audiobook until the author began discussing the Blessed Virgin Mary. Then he began bashing the Catholic church and those who honor the Mother of Jesus. It was obvious that this author knows very little of what he was talking about. I could not finish listening to this audiobook because of this author's disregard for this very Holy woman. It was a great disappointment.
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