Fearless Daughters of the Bible: What You Can Learn from 22 Women Who Challenged Tradition, Fought Injustice and Dared to Lead
Become one of the gifted, empowered women God is raising up.
Christian women are often led to believe they were created inferior to men, destined to play a secondary role. Proverbs 31 gets morphed into a judgment, the sole standard against which many feel like frauds or failures. But the Bible has much more to say about women!
Looking into the lives of 22 mold-breaking women of the Bible, bestselling author and women’s advocate J. Lee Grady shows that God enables His daughters for amazing–even impossible–exploits. Lee also reveals the empowering, often-overlooked gifts God gives each of His daughters–gifts like wisdom, fruitfulness, boldness and leadership. When women accept and use these gifts, they can live the fearless and beautiful lives of purpose God has ordained for them.
Ok, so I will admit that this is not my normal type of reading material. Not even close. I was intrigued by the description though. I love history, I love delving into the stories of the Bible, I love reading people’s points of views. I love finding out about amazing women. So this sounded like a book I could read and enjoy.
Boy was I ever wrong.
This book starts off with warm fuzzies and good messages. Although I hadn’t yet hit what I was looking for in this book, I kept reading in hopes of finding it.
That was when I read the chapter on Ruth.
Just wait until you get to the author’s revelation about women becoming Lesbians because they’ve been abused by men. He doesn’t stop there either. He then continues on to say that women who suffer from depression and anxiety and take prescription medication are only putting a Band-Aid on the problem. Oh and who can forget that Cancer is caused because you are holding anger within yourself. Seriously. I am not kidding. Here is an excerpt:
“8. Unforgiveness. Many Women who suffer from physical maladies such as cancer or chronic pain are actually sick because they have internalized their anger toward another person.”
I’ll be honest. It was at that point I lost all patience with the author and put the book down for good.
Needless to say this was a huge a disappointment and there is no way I could ever recommend this novel to anyone. It was far from the inspirational book full of historical and biblical insights that I was looking for. Instead I found it be nothing but a platform for the Authors own backwards beliefs.