What's in the Bible for Women - Book Review

What's in the Bible for Women - Book Review
Sub-titled “Life’s Questions, God’s Answers.”
Author Georgia Curtis Ling shows insight and humor in speaking to women about many of the issues that concern them today. Each topic is covered in a relevant and down-to-earth manner and broken down into easy to digest bites.

The just over 300 pages of the book are divided into four parts; each divided into three chapters.
  • Part one: Wisdom for the Journey
    • Chapter one: Spiritually Fit
    • Chapter two: Rainy Days and Mondays
    • Chapter three: From Burnout to Balance
  • Part two: Family Ties
    • Chapter four: Mom Factor
    • Chapter five: Home Front or Battlefront?
    • Chapter six: Relationships In The Family Tree
  • Part three: Bread, Breadwinners, and Bread Baking
    • Chapter seven: Money, Money, Money
    • Chapter eight: All I Do Is Work, Work, Work
    • Chapter nine: I Have a Glue Gun and I’m Not Afraid To Use It
  • Part four: Relationships and Community Involvement
    • Chapter ten: Touching Lives, Serving Others
    • Chapter eleven: Speaking Out on Cultural Issues

Each chapter includes helps, such as
  • “Snapshots of Women of the Bible.”
  • Quick definitions of some words with scripture references
  • Thoughts and insights from Bible teachers, writers and experts on the subject.
    • These include some of my favorites such as Billy Graham, Stormie Omartian, Joyce Meyer and Luci Swindoll. There were others I was not familiar with. Each is identified in Appendix B – The Experts, in the back of the book.
  • Coffee Break – Georgia’s personal stories
  • Tips on how to put your new knowledge into practice.
  • Question at the end of each chapter to help the reader to reflect on what was learned. The answers are in the back of the book in Appendix A – The Answers

I found “What’s in the Bible for Women” to be a very comfortable topical Bible study. It is useful for several types of Bible study. Beginners can read through the information in each chapter to get an understanding of the content. Those who are more acquainted with Bible study can use the abundant scripture references to gain deeper understanding.

Each chapter is broken into enough topic divisions to make it easy to complete several short studies within each chapter. It is also constructed so as to be of use for a group Bible study, possibly covering a chapter each week.

Georgia Curtis Ling is a bestselling author who writes about faith, love and life. She graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a major in Bible and has been teaching and helping women since. She lives with her husband in a log cabin in Kentucky.

The general editor, Dr. Larry Richards has taught and written Sunday school curriculum for every age group, from nursery though adult. H has published more than two hundred books. He and his wife live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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