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Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

    I received the extraordinary, heart-wrenching, prayerful, hopefu

    I received the extraordinary, heart-wrenching, prayerful, hopeful, joyful, wonderfully written, inspirational book, Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts by Dena Dyer & Tina Samples free through Goodreads First Reads.
    Each chapter in the book is filled with wounded women in the Bible and stories that the authors share of themselves and others in similar circumstances going through hard times and having hope in God through it all. I found myself captivated by the women in the Bible and spending quality time looking up the chapter and verses in my Bible and reading and rereading the stories.
    In the second chapter, I loved reading the story of Abigail, her husband Nabal's surly disposition, bringing supplies to David, and ending up being married to David. Chapter 11 was the heart breaking story of Jephthah's daughter, his vow to the Lord, and his daughter accepting the vow her father made to the Lord.
    Read the outstanding, wonderful, inspirational book Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples.

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

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    Dena Dyer & Tina Samples in their new book, "Wounded Wo

    Dena Dyer & Tina Samples in their new book, "Wounded Women Of The Bible" published by Kregel Publications shows us Finding Hope When Life Hurts.

    From the back cover: Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures-whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

    Whether it's a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women's ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church's care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group-the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

    Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing-along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common-and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.

    No matter what hurts you've experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!

    This is a book not to be missed!

    Ever get into a place where life hurts? Ms. Dyer and Ms. Samples certainly have and they have found that the exact same hurts were experienced by women in The Bible as well. "Wounded Women Of The Bible" explores the pain experienced by twelve women in The Bible. The pain range from betrayal and loss to barrenness. The authors share stories from their own lives so that hope and healing can begin in the life of the reader. At the back of the book discussion questions and study guides are included for personal or group use. I believe this book is a resource that will be used over and over again. I also think it is a great gift to give to friends and family who might be hurting as well. I recommend this book highly.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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  • Posted September 10, 2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Reading this book is like having a co

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this book! Reading this book is like having a conversation with two of your friends. The book is very simple to read and it flows quickly. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I cried and laughed more than once while reading the book and to me that means it's a great book.

    Some time ago, I had a friend, well someone I thought was my friend, and it turned out they were not. They choose to let our friendship go so they could fit in with another group. I was hurt, bitter, and didn't understand. But reading this book helped me to look at things in a different light. I am no longer bitter towards them at all.

    In this book, you will also learn more in-depth about wounded women of the Bible and how they were able to overcome what life had in store for them.

    There are questions at the end of the book that will be great for a small study group.

    I plan to keep this book on my shelf as a go to book. This would also make a great gift for someone that you know is struggling with different issues in their lives.

    There are very few books I give a 5 ***** rating to but this is one of those! Simply wonderful!

    Thank you to Kregel Publications for the complimentary copy for my review and thank you to Dena and Tina for writing such a well written, easy to read book!

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  • Posted September 9, 2013

    As I have stated before, I am very hard on non-fiction books sin

    As I have stated before, I am very hard on non-fiction books since I enjoy fiction so much. So I never know what to expect when I open up a non-fiction book.

    Well, I can say this is a book I highly recommend. I don't think there's a women out there that won't relate to one, of not many, of the women from the Bible featured in this book.

    Tina and Dena's raw honesty is so refreshing. This is truly a Genesis 5020 book to its core.

    Chapter after chapter is about how God used the brokenness of a woman and then turned it around for His glory.

    I lead a group called Wounded and I think this book would be a fabulous follow-up for my ladies and I plan on recommending it to every group I facilitate.

    It truly covers almost every wound we could possibly experience and it gives the reader hope, if you are in a place of hurt. God can heal.

    There are discussion questions at the end, so you can do this in a group setting. And again, I was impressed with the questions. I find, often times, discussion questions can be a bit cheesy, but I didn't find that at all in this book. They are very thought-provoking and will spur on the topics covered.

    If you are hurting now, or know someone who is I suggest grabbing a copy of this book and reading it.

    A copy of this book was given to me by Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    This book has a pretty cover. It's layout is lovely. The type

    This book has a pretty cover.
    It's layout is lovely.
    The type is easy to read.
    The topic is unique and drawing.
    But the true beauty of this book isn't the way it looks or even what it's about.
    What makes this book one of a kind?
    The dirty, gritty, bare truth found within it's pages.
    The testimonies of pain, and perseverance.
    Of struggle and of serenity.
    Of desperation and definition.
    By telling the stories of women in the Bible and in their own lives, Dena Dyer and Tina Samples give hope to the hurting.
    By recounting how they overcame difficulty, they inspire others to draw close to God.

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