ARC Review: Courageous Women of the Bible by Latan Roland Murphy

Courageous Women of the Bible: Leaving Behind Fear and Insecurity for a Life of Confidence and Freedom by Latan Roland Murphy

Published February 20th, 2018 by Bethany House Publishers

Genres Nonfiction, Christian

Pages 208

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Every woman knows it’s easy to lose sight of the heavenly power of God at work in our lives during times of hardship, exhaustion, stress, and change. But no matter the situation–whether it’s our health, marriage, finances, family, or vocation–God has equipped all women with the power and influence to live freely and confidently.With warmth and a welcoming style, speaker and award-winning writer LaTan Roland Murphy illuminates eleven courageous women in the Bible and shows how each was uniquely positioned for success because of her courageous choices. From Deborah to Jael to Mary, Murphy shows that these women chose to draw near to God; as a result, they were equipped with power for the supernatural ability to live courageous lives despite often undesirable circumstances. These stories will inspire women of all ages to trust God, minister to others, and live confidently and courageously no matter the season of life or what lies ahead.

Courageous Women of the Bible begins by giving readers a list in the introduction of the women the book is going to explore including Mary, Deborah, Bathsheba and some other less known women from the Bible. This book is written for women, about the women in the Bible. I found it to be interesting, especially the chapters that included information and stories about lesser known women from the Bible such as Jael and “The Widow With Two Coins.”

This tackles many different topics effecting women but focuses mostly on how women can leave fear and insecurity behind them and gain a life filled with confidence. The book talks about how all women have problems and struggles, no matter who you are or where you are in life, yet God still has a purpose for all of us. This is the first I have read by the author, but I really enjoyed it. She adds in scripture throughout the book that goes along with the topic at hand, along with things like “Courage Quest” questions at the end of the chapter, to further engage the reader, which I found to be helpful. Overall, I found it be a really interesting book filled with stories about some very interesting women from the Bible and how their stories can help women today to be more courageous.

Thank you to the publisher, Bethany House, for sending me a review copy of this book.


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