Giddy Up, Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other

Giddy Up, Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other

by Sophie Hudson


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It’s easy for women to focus on what seems to separate us: differences in age, parenting styles, career goals, or maybe even core beliefs about whether leggings can adequately serve as pants (the struggle is real, y’all). The reality, though, is that we have far more in common than we realize, and since Scripture shows us the blessing of friendships across generations, it’s high time we step out of our same-age, same-stage silos. Life is so much better that way.

Sophie Hudson, in the delightfully quirky Southern style her readers have come to know and love, sends out a rallying cry for women everywhere to open our eyes and see the people God has put in our lives—whether they’re behind us, beside us, or in front of us. It is such a gift to love one another, walk with one another, and soak up the blessings that flow across all generations.

Saddle up, sister. This is going to be fun. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433643118
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/07/2016
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 236,625
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Sophie Hudson loves to laugh more than just about anything. She began writing her blog,, in November 2005, and much to her surprise, she's stuck with it. Through her stories, Sophie hopes that women find encouragement, hope, and laughter in the everyday, joy-filled moments of life. A devoted fan of pajama pants, Sophie loves cheering like crazy at college football games (#HailState) and watching entire seasons of TV shows in record time. She lives with her husband and son in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Giddy Up, Eunice: Because Women Need Each Other 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
If you've never had the pleasure of reading a book by Sophie Hudson just go ahead and start with this one. I promise you'll be hooked. Sophie's humor is so quirky but her heart goes deep. I want to move in next door and soak up all that is Sophie. We're of a similar age but her delight in all things pop culture just goes over my head. I'm a book nerd extraordinaire. Even with all of our differences I have a strong feeling that we would get along wonderfully. And that's just what this book is all about. Women together. Sophie takes a look at cross-generational female relationships through the familiar Bible stories of Elizabeth and Mary, Ruth and Naomi, and finally Lois and Eunice (and Timothy). The first section on Elizabeth and Mary was eye-opening in a new way to me. Before reading this book I had always considered Elizabeth more of a mentor-type to Mary. But if you think about it they are really more contemporaries in many ways even with a likely fifty year age gap. Neither had ever been pregnant let alone given birth plus they both became pregnant in unusual circumstances. Eye-opening my friends! My new perspective continued with Ruth and Naomi. Again I have always looked at Naomi as Ruth's valued mentor. But when you step back and take a good look at the story you realize that they also are in the same boat. Both are widows that have virtually lost everything. Neither has any children to take care of them so the bravery to go forth comes from leaning on each other. Then there is Lois, Eunice, and Timothy. I must admit that up until this section most of Sophie's anecdotes about her family made me laugh. But by the end of this section I was sobbing. At my age this section hit pretty close to home. I don't want to say too much about it but would rather let you read it with fresh eyes and perspective. I will tell you that Sophie is right, it ain't over till it's over, so we as women need to stay in it. We must open our eyes to those around us and dive in and be blessed probably more than the one that we are ministering to. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
texasaggiemom More than 1 year ago
Sophie Hudson's latest book is funny and full of pop culture references we expect from her. It is also an encouragement to women everywhere to look behind us and ahead of us to develop relationships with women of all ages. By using the stories of three pairs of women in the Bible, she shows us how the Holy Spirit works within those relationships to grow our faith and encourage others, for generations to come. When we get discouraged, those women, older and younger, build us up and multiply our efforts. Giddy Up, Eunice is a great springboard to developing deeper community within a church and to building your own personal relationships with your people. Full disclosure: I received an advanced reader's copy as part of being in the book launch team. Any opinions, however, are my own.
IoanaN More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a light reading, some deep observations here and there, but the general tone to be super easy. And I prepared myself for yet another book on the theme of friendship. In a nutshell - it surprised me in a wonderful way. This is the author's third book and it is my favorite. It is funny and cute, but I found it to be full of depth as well. She writes of three unlikely friendships/relationships in the Bible: Mary and Elizabeth, Ruth and Naomi, Lois and Eunice. The idea of the book is "about cross-generational friendship - how younger women need older women and older women need younger women. How we're meant to walk through life together." Sophie makes the Biblical teaching easy to relate to. On top of this, she brings her experience as a teacher and counselor for high-schoolers, so you know she has an idea about the importance of cross-generational friendships. I love a personal book, and this book was full of personal stories from her life that illustrated her points. I admired her for opening up about her mama and writing about her. If there is one thing that is clear when reading this book is that Sophie Hudson is honest and intentional about friendships. She knows their importance, and she means every word she wrote. She values family and friends a whole lot, and this is obvious. She encourages her readers to be ready to invest time and energy in friendships that at first might seem unlikely. I absolutely adored her plea for the women who are a few years wiser to invest in the younger generation. Reading her new book was funny, but it didn't stop at that: she beautifully urges to seek opportunities to create and value relationships that affirm and build the generation that is ahead of us and behind us. Absolutely must read. Not necessarily because you haven't read anything like it before, but because it's honest and it is written by someone who's been invested her whole life in the things she wrote about in this book.
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
As women in our modern world, we need to be there for each other. Giddy Up, Eunice is a book about how we can support each other as women across generational lines. I love that idea. I sometimes wish I had been born in a different era because I think many women don't have a lot of personal in-contact support these days in the midst of all of our social media options. In this book, Sophie Hudson shares how we can still connect personally with the women of all ages in the midst of our busy modern lives. The first section of Giddy Up, Eunice shares the Bible story of Mary and Elizabeth and how they supported one another through their pregnancies even though there was a huge age difference. The second section of the book is based on the relationships of Ruth and Naomi from the Bible and how they supported each other through challenges and change. The third section relates to Lois and Eunice from the book of 2 Timothy and how women in all ages groups can support each other and to help raise up new generations of godly young people. All of these sections help the reader to relate those Biblical women's relationships to the women in your life today. I have to be honest and say it took me a little bit to get into Giddy Up, Eunice. I have not read Sophie Hudson's previous books nor have I read her Boo Mama blog. To start with, I struggled with her writing style and her many references to television shows. I don't watch much TV so I wasn't always sure what she was talking about when she referred to some TV shows. Some of her slang was also difficult for me to relate to. If you are a younger reader and watch TV more than I do, this may not bother you. Or maybe it is because I am from the Midwest and Sophie is a Southern gal. However, having said that, the more that I read this book, the more I liked it. She does have a lot of good advice and analogies to relate to helping women relate to each other today no matter what their age, stage in life or geographical location is. I would recommend it for those reasons. There is not a list of study questions in this book, but it would still be a good book for a women's study to discuss together. I received this book from Broadman and Holman. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for the book.
Phili48Girl More than 1 year ago
I have such a great affection for this book and this author. First of all, let me say this book is a little different than Sophie Hudson’s previous titles. It is more of a biblical approach to relationships between women than the anecdotes around family and home town folk she usually shares. BUT this book has those too! This book is about women. It is about how we as women need relationships with other women to be at our “relational” best, so to speak. Sophie looks at the relationships of women in Scripture to mirror the way we can and should relate to each other. She looks at Elizabeth's relationship with her cousin Mary, the relationship of Naomi and her daughter-in-love Ruth, and the relationship of Lois and Eunice, grandmother and mother of Timothy. In this book Sophie also adds marvelous color by sharing personal stories and her fabulous southern whit. She shares about the young women she pours into and the wild, wonderful women who have mentored her over the years in the sweetest of ways. Giddy Up, Eunice would make an excellent book for a small group to share or a book club title. I pre-ordered several copies to give to my girlfriends. This book has meant so much to me personally because I am in a season of my life where there are young women in my circle of influence who will benefit greatly from these types of relationships. This book has been a reminder to me of how we women have a tendency to fill our lives with superficial and unhealthy relationships with other women, relationships where we walk in constant comparison and insecurity. We are selling ourselves short. We need deeper more supportive relationships with women of all ages. There are relational riches to be found across generational ages. Giddy up, ya'll...
MelSC More than 1 year ago
Sophie Hudson does it again! She does a great job interweaving important life truths with Biblical stories along with her trademark Southern humor. This book highlights the importance of having meaningful relationships with women across all generational lines (using the Bible to back her up!), but it is done without judgment and with a whole lot of humor. I enjoyed reading it on my own, but I could also see how this would be an awesome book for a book club or Bible study.
JesusGurlwithCurls More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I drag out finishing a book because I don't want it to end. This case was no different. Sophie Hudson, we must be kindred spirits because I related to you on SO many levels! From your love of Real Housewives of Every-Corner-of-the-USA to the story about your grandmothers sink (all I wanted was my grandmama's Bible), it touched me and challenged me to think about my role in this world as it relates to the younger and older sets in my life. Thank you for your love, transparency, humor, guidance, wisdom and a bunch of other adjectives that makes me love this book even more. Thank you!
MelissaGH More than 1 year ago
This latest book by Sophie Hudson will touch your heart. Sophie has a way of relating her experiences to her readers that gives joy and inspiration. Women do need each other. Giddy Up, Eunice has reminded me of all the wonderful women, of all ages, who have inspired me and mentored me along life's way. I think this is a great book to have and always have an extra copy to give away.