If you could spend a few minutes with biblical heroines what valuable lessons would you discover? Wisdom From Women in the Bible by John C. Maxwell is built upon stories of Ruth, Sarah, Rahab, Hannah, Abigail, Miriam, Mary the mother of Jesus, Martha, and the Samaritan woman at the well. These women are identified by Maxwell as “giants of faith” and each has a strong message on faith and leadership.
In this book, Maxwell uses a narrative format as the reader imagines herself in face-to-face conversation with each of these historical women. Using an imaginary encounter, he walks through the pages of Scripture and examines the hearts of nine women. Through this encounter, they “speak into our lives” by bringing application into everyday life.
Each book chapter includes a heart-summary, lessons learned, leadership lessons, and a prayer. A unique feature is the “Woman-to-Woman” revelation, where Maxwell includes a female reflection on these nine women. At the end of each chapter is a topical reading assignment with discussion questions for small group, personal study or journaling.
This is not a complicated book overflowing with theories; rather it’s simplified to the easiest method of understanding. In spite of the simplicity, the concepts are strong and rooted in Scripture, such as:
- Comparison drives you to seek positive attention for yourself’
- Comparison damages your relationships with others
- Comparison undermines your usefulness to God
- Just because you are capable doesn’t mean you are called
Discover a useful set of core concepts for leading at home, at work or in ministry. This is another John C. Maxwell book worth reading!
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