Wounded Women of the Bible: Finding Hope When Life Hurts

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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 ...

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Overview

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!

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  • ISBN-13: 9780825442148
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 480,001
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.47 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Dena Dyer is an accomplished and acclaimed author of several books, including Mothers of the Bible, The Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip to Love, and The Groovy Chicks’ Road Trip to Peace. She has been a member of the Fellowship of Christian Writers, the Christian Authors Network, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Women’s Council. Her resume includes professional author and speaker, professional entertainer, music instructor, missionary, and children’s theater instructor. Dena and her husband are parents to Jordan and Jackson and live in Granbury, Texas.

Tina Samples is a veteran pastor's wife for more than twenty years, inspired worship leader, worship consultant, and a gifted Registered Music Therapist. She has written devotionals for Quiet Hour Magazine and contributed to The Secret Place: Devotions for Daily Worship (Chalice Press, 2008) and The One Year Life Verse Devotional (Tyndale House, 2007) She has also contributed to the newly released Angels, Miracles, and Heavenly Encounters (Bethany House 2012) and the Guide Posts series True Stories of Answers to Prayer: Unexpected Answers and In Times of Change (Guideposts 2010) She and her husband, David, pastor Grace River Church, Windsor, CO. They have two boys, Jaren and Zach, and one beautiful daughter-in-law, Jillian. Her resume includes professional author and speaker, teacher, professional entertainer, professional musical theatre, and music instructor. Tina has recorded two CDs of her original music, Captor of My Hear and In His Hands.

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  • Posted May 13, 2015

    All of us have been wounded at some point in our lives. Sometim

    All of us have been wounded at some point in our lives. Sometimes we survive those wounds and find a way to be better for those woundings; other times we fail to rise up and stay in a broken place. This book has a message for all women. The authors have taken the stories of twelve women from scripture. Each of them had a different wound or hurt. Some overcame their hurts to the glory of God, others did not. The authors add their own perspectives from their personal life experiences. They then share testimonies from other women who have gone through similar experiences. Their goal is to help the reader see, “ God takes our wounds, the pieces of our life, and He puts the picture together. We see pieces of a puzzle, but God sees the big picture….Sometimes our wounds leave holes in our life’s puzzle, but God comes in and fills the holes with a picture of Himself. God replaces the missing pieces with love, restoration, hope.”
    Wounded Women of the Bible is not a book to be read through quickly. It is a book to be read one chapter at a time and contemplated. There is a study guide at the back of the book to either facilitate a group discussion or an individual study. There are thoughtful questions and applications as well as further scripture readings.
    I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion.

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  • Posted April 28, 2015

    This is a book every woman should read. Have you been wounded? M

    This is a book every woman should read. Have you been wounded? Maybe you have wounded someone else. Every women young, old, or in between  can benefit from this book in one way or another. 




    Maybe you have already dealt with your wounds. I think this book is also a great resource to use to help others. I certainly wish I could get my hands on a crate of these books to pass out to women I know who could use it.




    There were so many quotes in this book I loved, and wanted to share. 
    One of them was this:
    "Love - whether reciprocated or not is never wasted because God is love!"
    How amazing is that.
    "No matter how you're treated, someone else negativity has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them."




    Tina and Dena both share some deeply moving stories of incidents that occurred in their lives. They also use many women from the Bible as examples . They cover  categories ranging from depression, infertility, abuse, grief, and betrayal to gratitude, blessedness, adoration and hope for shattered hearts. They share a multitude of scripture and women's stories to give much food for thought. Some of the women mentioned may be women you have heard of, others may be someone new - Abigail, Jochabed, Hagar, Dinah, Jephthah's Daughter to name a few. They offer healing and hope to women who have suffered. That woman may be you, or may be someone you know.




    I highly recommend this book!  It is such an encouragement to women. There is even a study guide at the end.

    I Received this book from the Book Club Network in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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  • Posted April 9, 2015

    I absolutely loved this book!!! I really enjoyed the perspectiv

    I absolutely loved this book!!! I really enjoyed the perspective on the women that were chosen for this book. They didn't pick obvious heroines from the Bible but they really chose women that you could relate to.
    This was a Bible study that you can do alone or with a group - I definitely benefited from this book and will recommend to my book club and any woman of any age or phase of life. I so appreciated the experiences and testimonies that were shared in this book.
    This has hit my favorite list!!

    I was given this book for my honest review from The Book Club Network.

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  • Posted April 6, 2015

    Wounded Women of the Bible is such a great book and bible study!

    Wounded Women of the Bible is such a great book and bible study! I’ve recommended it to all of my friends and family. I absolutely love the style of writing and the way the authors, Dena Dyer and Tina Samples, relate each woman to real life, everyday struggles. The book can be read without doing the study but it is so much better with the study.

    With twelve women from the Bible, Ms. Dyer and Ms. Samples tackle tough issues like rejection, betrayal and desertion. By telling their own personal stories or the stories of other women, they relate these women from the bible stories and correlate them to contemporary issues. Wherever your heart has been wounded most, that particular story will resonate best.

    I found Wounded Women of the Bible to be so much more than storytelling. I found it to be a wonderful place to begin healing those wounds that run far too deep.

    I received this book from the Book Club Network and Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest opinion which I’ve provided here.

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  • Posted March 26, 2015

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Wounded Women of the Bible. Wo

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Wounded Women of the Bible. Wow - what a great book and every single chapter speaks to the heart and soul of a woman - dealing with issues we either have dealt with ourselves or have a friend/relative who can relate and it will better give us an understanding of how to help them. What a wonderful book - I am slowly savoring the chapters, taking the time to “chew” on the meat of each chapter before proceeding to the next. This book is a great supplement to daily devotions/Bible reading, great for a Bible study, or even wonderful for two friends/relatives to study and discuss together. I see so many ways this book could be used and would benefit in each instance.

    I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review from Book Club Network and the author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2015

     I am not a big nonfiction reader - I'll read Christian fiction

     I am not a big nonfiction reader - I'll read Christian fiction all day long but not a lot of nonfiction. 
    This book was a surprise to me - I really enjoyed reading it and found it to be helpful in my Christian walk.
    However, I received a review copy so I thought "I'll read this and probably hate it and not be able to
    leave a nice review."  Imagine my shock when I started it and couldn't put it down! The Bible stories
    are familiar ones but, the authors have a unique perspective on them and they relate their personal life
    experiences to the stories which made them resonate with me. I agree with everyone who says
    this would make a good group Bible study. I found it to be a great aid to my own quiet devotional time.
    I highly recommend this book. It's a great read and could just change your life. 

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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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