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Recommended Books - Women

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Empty Nest: Your children are growing up and leaving home. You know this is a good thing, but at the same time, you’re wondering who you are when you’re not busy being your children’s mother. You know this is a new season of life, but it’s hard not to look back with longing and sometimes regret. How do you adjust to this new season of life? Elyse Fitzpatrick helps you see that Christ understands and sympathizes with you in this often vulnerable time. Unpacking the opportunities and challenges it presents, she offers encouragement that this can also be a season of fruitfulness in your life, as you draw near to God and see new opportunities to love those around you.

Feminine AppealFeminine Appeal: In this book of instruction for women of all ages, Carolyn Mahaney explores seven virtues given in Titus 2 that have transformed her life and the lives of countless other women. Learn how to live with true feminine appeal and become a woman who lives for God and helps others to do the same.

 

 

 

 

found in him

Found in Him: We Were Lost. Now We're Found...in Him.
Everyone has experienced isolation and alienation. We lost more than a nice home when we were banished from Eden. We lost relationship with God and with each other. But then God did the unthinkable. The Son of God became the Man Christ Jesus: one of us that we might be united to him. In Found in Him, Elyse Fitzpatrick explores the wonder of the incarnation and the glory of our union with Christ, offering us a sure path to ultimate acceptance and true belonging through the power of the gospel.

 

 

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace: Sometimes life feels a lot like a burden—day-in and day-out its the same chores and tasks, challenges and discouragements, anxieties and responsibilities. Dust bunnies show up on the stairwell, social commitments clutter the calendar, and our families demand daily attention and care. At times, just catching our breath seems like an impossible feat. So where is God in all of this? Does he care about the way we unload the dishwasher or balance the budget? Do the little things like changing diapers or cooking meals make a difference? And how can we use our spheres of influence for God’s glory and our joy? Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working woman splitting time between the office and home, Gloria Furman—writer, pastor’s wife, cross-cultural worker, and mom—encourages us to see the reality of God’s grace in all of life, especially those areas that often appear to be boring and unimportant. Using personal examples and insightful stories, her richly theological reflections help us experience the gospel’s extraordinary power to transform our ordinary lives.

 

Helper by design

Helper By Design: There are few more contentious and heart-rending topics among women in the church than submission and what it means to be man's helper. Elyse Fitzpatrick believes that understanding this topic can bring about great freedom and a more meaningful relationship with Christ and your husband. In Helper By Design, she takes an in-depth theological look at what it means to be made in God's image to be a helper. No matter what your perspective, this book will set in motion great heart changes as you grow toward becoming the woman God has called you to be.

 

 

Housewife theologianHousewife Theologian: This book is for women—for all women who want to explore beneath the superficial and get to know God, and themselves, better. While striving to find meaning amid the mundane and ordinary, many women find themselves swallowed up by culture’s expectations, trying to escape the labels that trap and define them. But Aimee Byrd is determined to reclaim terms like housewife, which have divided many women, to unite them instead in their common calling.

What is this calling, and how can women rise above what the world offers? By taking back another term—theologian—and knowing God intimately. Aimee will help you evaluate your Christian life and see your world form a different perspective.

 

liberated through submissionLiberated Through Submission: P. B. "Bunny" Wilson's bestselling book, Liberated Through Submission (over 140,000 copies sold), now has a new look and offers more readers a biblical perspective of God's plan for submission. A strong woman married to a strong man, Bunny Wilson struggled to understand godly submission. As she studied God's Word, the truth liberated her: Submission doesn't tear down relationships, it builds them up and sets people free. This exploration of an often misunderstood topic helps readers discover-- what men and women should know what submission can give to marriage and the single life the surprising freedom that comes with submission Everyone will find a powerful truth in the principle of submission as our Creator intended.

 

lies women believeLies Women Believe: Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles. "Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation," says Nancy Leigh DeMoss. "Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners." In best selling Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women -- lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to ounter and overcome Satan's deceptions -- God's truth!

 

the lookThe Look: Does God Really Care What I Wear?: Nancy Leigh DeMoss challenges Christians to ask themselves tough questions: Who decides what I will wear, and why? What message does my clothing communicate? And, how can I reflect the glory of God in my wardrobe? Biblical, practical and motivating, "The Look" challenges women (young or older), parents, and teens to discover the Truth about clothing and modesty, and to make choices based on God's eternal perspective.

 

MenopauseMenopuase: Some call it “the change of life.” It is certainly that, and not always a welcome one! Hot flashes, memory lapses, tiredness, emotional struggles—they may not all be equal in severity, but you’re certainly experiencing the effects of growing older. Though the world often tries to convince us that aging represents a loss of value, Amy Baker and Daniel Wickert offer a more biblical view that focuses on knowing and trusting Christ. Putting your hope in God and in his love for you will result in growth and fruitfulness, as you see that he is constantly at work in every stage of life to make us more like him.

 

 

Organized Heart

Organized Heart, The: The fight against chaos is universal, whether it be the outward chaos of disorder and frenzy or the inward chaos of fear and self-criticism. Even if we already know how to do better, something falls apart between our good intentions and getting it done. Most books on organization just add more rules to your life, whether it be another plan, another calendar, or another method. This book will show you a different, better way that is grounded in the grace of God. Jesus taught that true change doesn’t come by the addition of more rules, but from the inside out, with a change of the heart that only the gospel can bring. When you identify the heart problems behind the chaos in your life, lasting change can happen. This will not only reduce the stress in your life, but help you be more effective in your service to God.

 

shopping timeShopping for Time: Overwhelmed. Miserable. Exhausted. These are often the words that women use to describe their high-demand lifestyles. How are women who are always on the go expected to cope with the demands of work, family, and ministry? Carolyn Mahaney and her three daughters, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw, recognize the needs of Christian women today. Shopping for Time offers the solution to women who truly desire to glorify God with every use of their time. These authors offer five tips to help ladies do it all without becoming overwhelmed: rise early, sit down, sit longer (occasionally), choose friends wisely, and take fifteen minutes. By weaving biblical principles of God’s Word into these keys, these authors give women practical advice on how to fulfill—and excel in—their daily responsibilities.

 

stressed maxStressed to the Max: Does it seem like your to–do list always gets longer instead of shorter? Do you try to slow down but find yourself scrambling just to keep up? Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but it often seems you have more than your fair share. You can’t continue at this pace forever, but there doesn’t seem to be a way out. With characteristic understanding and compassion, Joni Eareckson Tada helps you begin to slow down and sort through the sources of your stress. She offers the spiritual refreshment of Christ’s loving presence and words of encouragement, along with practical suggestions for exchanging a stressful lifestyle for a life of rest.

 

women helping womenTreasures of Encouragement: Women Helping Women: Through inspiring stories, essential principles, and helpful daily exercises, Betters shows women how to be biblical encouragers in the church.

 

 

 

 

 

True beautyTrue Beauty: What is true beauty? Whether it's age-defying makeup or the latest diet fad, our culture continually tells women that beauty consists of flawless skin and a supermodel figure. In True Beauty, Carolyn Mahaney and her daughter Nicole Whitacre direct us to the truth of God's Word, where we encounter an entirely different—and refreshingly liberating—standard of beauty. Offering a path to freedom from the false idols that society, the Devil, and our sinful hearts so often create, this encouraging book will help you to exchange the temporary glamour of pop culture for the unfading beauty of godliness.