Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wounded Women of the Bible: A Blog Tour and Review

About The Book:

Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures—whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

Whether it’s a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women’s ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church’s care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group—the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing—along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common—and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.
No matter what hurts you’ve experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!

This is a book not to be missed!

You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format.

About The Authors:

Dena Dyer is an accomplished and acclaimed author of several books, including Mothers of the Bible, The Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip to Love, and The Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip to Peace. She has been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Writers, the Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council. Her resume includes professional author and speaker, professional entertainer, music instructor, missionary, and children’s theater instructor. Dena and her husband are parents to Jordan and Jackson and live in Granbury, Texas.

Tina Samples is a veteran pastor's wife for more than twenty years, inspired worship leader, worship consultant, and a gifted Registered Music Therapist. She has written devotionals for Quiet Hour Magazine and contributed toThe Secret Place: Devotions for Daily Worship (Chalice Press, 2008) and The One Year Life Verse Devotional(Tyndale House, 2007) She has also contributed to the newly released Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters(Bethany House 2012) and the Guide Posts series True Stories of Answers to Prayer: Unexpected Answers and In Times of Change (Guideposts 2010) She and her husband, David, pastor Grace River Church, Windsor, CO. They have two boys, Jaren and Zach, and one beautiful daughter-in-law, Jillian. Her resume includes professional author and speaker, teacher, professional entertainer, professional musical theatre, and music instructor. Tina has recorded two CDs of her original music, Captor of My Hear and In His Hands.

My Review:

First I will preface my review by saying, this is the first book by either author I have had the opportunity to read and review. Secondly, I am so grateful that I was given this opportunity through my partnership with Kregel Publications. 

I have often read the stories of Biblical women like Mary and Martha, Hagar and Ruth and learned much from them. But I never thought I would be impacted by other lesser known women like Dinah, Abigail and the women in Solomon's Court. This book has been a God-sent to me. 

Through read the authors' personal journey's in each chapter (they each shared stories in an alternating fashion), rawness and true emotion came through loud and clear. The most important theme that comes across as I read this book is this: God is with us no matter what we are going through. He will never leave us or forsake us. 

The authors speak with Biblical authority as they write in a clear, concise manner, which made me feel as though I was sitting right with them. My absolute favorite part of the book though is honestly the study guide. It is very detailed and thought-provoking, really allowing you to dig deep into the book, your life, and most importantly, God's word, to work through wounding experiences and become the woman God has always wanted you to be. 

We will never know why we have to deal with things like painful marriages, infertility, rape, and so much more, but God knows the purpose for His plans, and will guide us as we trust in Him. The authors bring this out very nicely, and share many practical ideas to journey through whatever we are going through. 

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

BUY IT: You can purchase a copy of Wounded Women of the Bible online through Kregel Publications. 

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the Blogger Program through Kregel Publications, 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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