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Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

This is a Bible Study to Helping Yourself

I have to say that this book was life altering for me. Why, because I did it the way it was truly intended. I read it from front cover to back cover, used the companion guide, took my time, & did it in a study. THIS IS A BIBLE STUDY NOT A SELF HELP! Sure, there are topi...
I have to say that this book was life altering for me. Why, because I did it the way it was truly intended. I read it from front cover to back cover, used the companion guide, took my time, & did it in a study. THIS IS A BIBLE STUDY NOT A SELF HELP! Sure, there are topics that some people aren't ready to accept & others that are hard to swallow. However, if you read the first page first, as it was meant to be done, you will clearly see it builds on each chapter. The book helps you identify the secular beliefs & ideas that maybe you bought into, there are at least 40 covered in the book, you can add your own because it also teaches you how to identify them. It doesn't just identify them for you. You have to put you into it. You also have to drag out your Bible to get the full measure. I not only HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT, I am doing the study again & sent it to everyone for Christmas this year. The first time I did the study it was a lot to digest. I am eager to do it again and start getting into more of the weeds on the topics.

If you are not ready to be the woman that God designed you for, you are not ready for this book.

posted by xpaxk on December 18, 2008

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6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Worst book for Christian women EVER!

I never shy away from texts that challenge me to draw closer to God by examining my life and choices, but I found this text's patronizing, judgmental - even misogynistic in places - thesis to be simply a shaming tirade against women doing their best to maintain their fa...
I never shy away from texts that challenge me to draw closer to God by examining my life and choices, but I found this text's patronizing, judgmental - even misogynistic in places - thesis to be simply a shaming tirade against women doing their best to maintain their faith in a fallen world. This is the kind of narrow, legalistic interpretation of Scripture that KEEPS women from Christ, not empowers them to develop a deeper relationship with Him. I was really surprised when I found that the author has never been married nor had children - yet people still look to her to lead them in their marriage and parenting. All of her self-righteousness is based merely on her own limited interpretation of verses from Scripture and NOT coupled with ANY personal experience whatsoever in sustaining a marriage or raising children. I also found her assumption of Eve's voice as the introduction to each chapter to be incredibly arrogant and presumptuous. Her theology is not merely irresponsible, but downright dangerous.

posted by Anonymous on February 3, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2008

    Worst book for Christian women EVER!

    I never shy away from texts that challenge me to draw closer to God by examining my life and choices, but I found this text's patronizing, judgmental - even misogynistic in places - thesis to be simply a shaming tirade against women doing their best to maintain their faith in a fallen world. This is the kind of narrow, legalistic interpretation of Scripture that KEEPS women from Christ, not empowers them to develop a deeper relationship with Him. I was really surprised when I found that the author has never been married nor had children - yet people still look to her to lead them in their marriage and parenting. All of her self-righteousness is based merely on her own limited interpretation of verses from Scripture and NOT coupled with ANY personal experience whatsoever in sustaining a marriage or raising children. I also found her assumption of Eve's voice as the introduction to each chapter to be incredibly arrogant and presumptuous. Her theology is not merely irresponsible, but downright dangerous.

    6 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2004

    Shepherding Movement influenced this writer

    The thing I¿ve noticed about DeMoss is that she starts outside the Scripture from a premise. I¿ve been teaching how to study the Bible for years emphasizing contextual reading and gleaning FROM the Scriptures, thus when someone does what she does it is glaringly obvious to me. One should not START from any approach, but should seek to extract the points from the Scriptures without adding into Scripture.<br><br> For instance take the words ¿Adam was not deceived, Eve was deceived and thus fell (versus knowingly walked) into transgression. Because DeMoss is coming from a preconceived set of patriarchal beliefs (as many have done throughout history actually) she changes this to meaning that women are easily deceived and more prone to deception. In order to do that she has to change words and add words: Eve becomes ¿women¿, and easily and more prone are added in. The actual verse does not address women in general being deceived, yet this is what she uses and patriarchal teaching uses to tell women they need male guidance and are unfit to control their own lives, determine truth... Etc. etc. get the picture. And this view of woman is the primary foundation for all her views of woman.<br><br> And curiously she does not conclude her own approach by applying the same method to the first part and say that men are more prone to deliberately choose wickedness. This then reveals her (and the patriarchal) agenda is not seeking the truth but proving a biased premise by reading it into Scripture rather than gleaning truth from Scripture.<br><br> The redeeming portions of DeMoss¿s book if you can ignore her incorrect eisigesis of Scripture is the outline of how one falls into deception and how to avoid deception. She also does an excellent work dealing with priorities and how to trust God to heal from childhood lies.

    6 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2008

    Sad

    Thank you to the reviewers who said this book was awful. I only read the chapter on divorce since I am a recently divorced Christian woman. I endured for 17 years with emotional and verbal abuse and prayed daily that my borderline personality disorder husband would change. I was so close to ending my own life to get out of the marriage but knew that my 3 daughters needed me. I feel blessed that I never read this book until now--I might have believed the lies printed here and tried to pray a change into my former so called Christian husband and stayed married. Divorce is never the first answer but when one is being abused-NO ONE has the right to tell me I should have had more faith. This book is a waste of time for anyone dealing with serious problems within a marriage.

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2009

    Nancy Leigh Demoss

    This book is dangerous for impressionable and hurting women seeking spiritual growth. As an African American woman whose family had to struggle, both mom and dad, "back in the chaos of the 1960's" and before to just get basic recognition that they too were human beings created by God, I found this woman's label of necessary social justice movements to be damn near racist and totally idiotic. <BR/>Hell no, I do not recommend this book and hope that women wake up and stop ingesting the garbage that the way to solve real problems is for them to become more submissive and meek to these fallen and also birth of sin men. <BR/>What woman in today's world would dare raise her precious daughter(s) thinking that she/they needs to take on "cultural" attributes of doormatness. Every living being was created in love and has a God given, inbred, right to "EXPECT" human rights and recognition of their own divinely created and/or inspired humanness, talents, and rights. <BR/><BR/>I want my money and time back from these staunch Republicans who attitudes would have me and mines picking cotton or worse.

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 17, 2008

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