Sunday, September 4, 2011

The Resolution For Women: A Book Review

Courageous, The Movie, releases on September 30, 2011 here in Canada, and I am so excited about this movie. From the producers of Fireproof, you will once again be taken on a journey where family is under attack and we are reminded that we can only survive this world with Christ by our sides and resoluting that He will be the center of not only our life, but our entire family!

Two resources have been written to correspond with Courageous - The Movie; The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer and The Resolution for Men by Stephen and Alex Kendrick with Randy Alcorn.

Today I will introduce you to The Resolution for Women

About The Resolution for Women:

Written in partnership with Sherwood Pictures' upcoming film, COURAGEOUS, in The Resolution for Women, popular speaker and author Priscilla Shirer challenges all women to be intentional about embracing and thriving in God’s beautiful and eternal calling on their lives.

Like the men in the movie who resolve to fully accept their responsibilities before God, Shirer explains how today's women can and should live out their own resolution. It is "a defining banner that hangs over your life, written in the ink of your own choices." A woman's banner should be an accurate reflection of who she desires to be-someone completely Christ-centered who blesses and changes things in her world for the better.

The Resolution for Women inspires women with intentional, spirit-filled living from three unique angles. Section one, entitled, "This Is Who I Am," helps a woman define herself as "authentically me, purposefully feminine, surprisingly satisfied, and faithfully His." Section two, "This Is What I Have," invites her to value "my best, my blessing, my honor, and my heart." And Section three, "This Is What Matters To Me," focuses on joyfully honoring God as a wife, mother, and family member while resolving to live with the grace that leaves a godly legacy. The Resolution for Women is designed to inspire a revolution.

About The Author:

Priscilla Shirer is a Bible teacher and conference speaker with a Master’s degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She is also the author of popular books including A Jewel in His Crown, He Speaks to Me, Discerning the Voice of God, and One in a Million. The daughter of author Dr. Tony Evans, Priscilla is married to Jerry with whom she founded Going Beyond Ministries. They have three sons and live in Dallas, Texas.

My Review:

If you are a woman who wants to dig deeper into the word of God, with a theologically strong teacher, then I urge you to join Priscilla Shirer as you journey through The Resolution for Women.

Through 267 pages, you will learn 13 resolutions that are easy to understand, yet will be a journey to implement. You will not be able to do so with God right by your side each step of the way. The book is divided into three parts: This is who I am, This is what I have and This is what matters to me. Each part covers four or five resolutions in a very well written and organized manner. You will be encouraged with loads of scripture and examples of women from the Bible and life, past and present.  Mostly you will be encouraged and challenged to live your life with intention.

Here are a couple of quotes from the book that really impacted me:

" obviously the life you live is much more important than the one you write down (resolution to live a legacy - journal). The way you respond in practical, consistent ways to Christ's Lordship is of much greater real-world importance than how some book of yours remembers it. But as a woman of resolutions, you bear a responsibility to others. This is not just about whether you like to do something. It's about priority. Purpose. Promises." (p. 263)

"No matter how well you're already doing in each of these areas (resolutions) or what season of life you're in, the Lord is always calling and challenging you to grow because His ability to make your life more radiant and abundant is absolutely endless. The more you grow, the more His power is able to flow through you, satisfying your heart and transforming your world. It's a revolution. One that will affect your life in every way."

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Resolution For Women at your favorite Christian bookseller, from B & H Books.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Lovell-Fairchild Communications, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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