Fearless Daughters of the Bible: What You Can Learn from 22 Women Who Challenged Tradition, Fought Injustice and Dared to Lead

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Bestselling Author Reveals How God Empowers Women for Leadership and Purpose

Christian women are often led to believe they are God's afterthoughts—as if they were created inferior to men or destined by God to play a secondary role in life. Not so, says bestselling author J. Lee Grady, father of four daughters and a leading international voice confronting the abuse of women. He counters that the Bible's message is neither sexist nor patronizing....

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Overview

Bestselling Author Reveals How God Empowers Women for Leadership and Purpose

Christian women are often led to believe they are God's afterthoughts—as if they were created inferior to men or destined by God to play a secondary role in life. Not so, says bestselling author J. Lee Grady, father of four daughters and a leading international voice confronting the abuse of women. He counters that the Bible's message is neither sexist nor patronizing.

Through sharing the lives of 23 mold-breaking biblical women, Grady shows how God enables his daughters to do amazing, even impossible things. He also reveals the empowering, yet often-overlooked, gifts God longs to give each of his daughters—gifts like wisdom, fruitfulness, leadership, family, and boldness. When women learn to receive each of these, and more, as a divine inheritance, they will live the fearless and beautiful lives of purpose God desires for them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800795313
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 685,859
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Lee Grady is an author, award-winning journalist and ordained minister. He serves as contributing editor for Charisma magazine, one of America's most widely distributed evangelical Christian publications.. His Fire in My Bones column is distributed to thousands around the world. Author of three books including The Holy Spirit is Not for Sale and Fearless Daughters of the Bible, Lee is also the founder of The Mordecai Project, a ministry aimed at confronting the abuse of women around the world. His preaching ministry has taken him to 24 nations. He and his wife, Deborah, have four daughters.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Margaret Feinberg 9

Introduction: Reclaiming Your Father's Love 11

1 Sarah, the Mother of Our Faith 25

The Courage to Be a Pioneer

2 The Five Daughters of Zelophehad 39

The Courage to Challenge Tradition

3 Ruth, the Moabite 53

The Courage to Forsake the Past

4 Achsah, Daughter of Caleb 69

The Courage to Claim God's Blessing

5 Hannah, Mother of Samuel 83

The Courage to Believe God

6 Esther, Queen of Persia 97

The Courage to Challenge Injustice

7 Miriam, Sister of Moses 109

The Courage to Lead in a Man's World

8 Deborah, Judge of Israel 125

The Courage to Fight

9 Jehosheba, Daughter of King Joram 137

The Courage to Protect

10 Mary, the Mother of Jesus 149

The Courage to Surrender

11 Mary of Bethany 161

The Courage to Worship

12 The Samaritan Woman 175

The Courage to Forgive

13 Mary Magdalene, Witness of Christ's Resurrection 189

The Courage to Go First

14 Priscilla, Spiritual Daughter of the Apostle Paul 201

The Courage to Mentor Others

15 The Four Daughters of Philip the Evangelist 215

The Courage to Speak for God

Appendix: How to Begin Your Journey with God 227

Notes 230

Index 234

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  • Posted January 3, 2013

    I really enjoyed this book. J. Lee Grady is such a terrific wri

    I really enjoyed this book. J. Lee Grady is such a terrific writer! The stories of courageous women of both the Bible and modern times were so compelling. For me, this is one of those books that was so readable and interesting. At the end of each chapter, there are questions and a short devotional message. This would make a great book for a womens Bible study group. I plan on giving this book as gifts to friends; that's how much I liked it. I am mystified as to how someone gave it a one star rating. : )

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