Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Book Review: The Life Ready Woman
The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World
By Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis
B&H Books, 2011
English, 272 pgs
Whether a stay-at-home mom or an airplane-hopping executive, a student or a senior adult, most women need a contemporary, encouraging vision for what it means to be a godly, biblically guided female in the twenty-first century. A biblical woman takes God's Word seriously not just at church but also in the everyday walk of life.
But can a significant and satisfying twenty-first-century womanhood really be defined from Scripture? One that can apply to all women and yet not be guilty of cookie-cutter sameness, pressing everyone into a common mold? One that will stay fresh even as a woman grows older? One that can guide her to the best in life? The answer is yes, and the result is a femininity without excesses and regrets that mark those who just go with the flow of the world.
In Life Ready Woman, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn helps readers take five faith steps drawn from the Bible that will help to define the best life possible. Each one is easy to understand, but requires bold faith to activate. The reward is being ready for the deeper life that God has planned.
I really like this book. It's kinda cool that the topic goes along with a women's Bible study I'm currently doing on Jonah. I know, huh? Jonah? Well, finding the best life possible, as the authors here try to help you do, can only be achieved within the context of a trusting relationship with God. The first part of the book is focused on the "background", such as what issues a woman deals with on a daily basis, a Biblical definition of womanhood, marriage and family and understanding the difference between a calling and talent. The second part of the book puts it all together within your particular life stage. Several times they talk about a video series and I think that would be amazing for a small group study. As soon as I get a chance, I have the perfect person in mind to pass this along to!
I received a copy of this book from Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists and was not required to write a positive review.