Title: The Blessed Woman
Subtitle: Learning About Grace from the Women of the Bible
Author: Debbie Morris
Genre: Christian Living/Women
I was hesitant when I first chose to review this book. I am not a huge fan of the author's husband, Pastor Robert Morris, so I didn't jump right in when the book first arrived in the mail. I let the book sit on my nightstand and I ignored it for over a week. A few days ago, I decided to dive in and get started reading.
I was pleasantly surprised once I got into the book. The author, Debbie Morris begins by describing the lack of a female mentor in her life as she began in women's ministry at her husband's mega church. She looked to the Bible for female role models and she found plenty!
She writes about a chapter each about 12 women from the Bible:
the widow from Zarephath
The Samaritan woman
You might find some of those names familiar and may not recognize the others. The author chooses these ladies since they each have something important to share with us. By profiling these women, the author covers some of the following topics: motherhood, insecurity, submission, serving and finding our purpose.
The author profiles each woman and shares what we can learn from them and also includes a study guide so that you can study further. I would recommend this book for a Ladies Bible Study. The author sets the book up so that each women can be featured for a week. I think that there is way too much information for just one week. I think the study should be stretched over 6 months rather than three.
I am glad that I overcame my dislike for the author's husband and read the book. Debbie Morris is a wonderful writer and a woman who follows the Lord. I would recommend the book to ladies that want to grow closer to the Lord!
You can read more about Debbie Morris on her website http://gatewaypeople.com/staff/debbie-morris
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing Company through their Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.