I wrote Liberating Inner Eve as a result of my encounters with female clients from a Christian background who struggle to find a sense of personal strength, high self-worth, love, and acceptance.
Liberating Inner Eve offers psychological insight around the impact of commonly found interpretations of the teachings of the Old Testament (in particular the Genesis account of Adam and Eve) and New Testament (the lifetime of Jesus), on various themes relevant to womens daily lives, such as how they experience their identity, self-acceptance, and self-worth.
Every Chapter of this book includes simple exercises, encouraging readers to take time to review their thoughts and feelings, relating to a particular topic.
Through Liberating Inner Eve I long to share with others how empowering the Bible can be in helping women find self-love, self-acceptance, and personal strength.
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About the Author
Bozena lives in Sydney, Australia, with husband Fred and son Nicholas. She works as a Counselling Psychologist in her Private Practice, empowering clients to find their connection with what gives them inspiration and strength. Her hobbies include enjoying Australian wildlife and nature, as well as finding ways to express her Polish heritage. She is the author of A Christian Gift Poetic reflections for all occasions.
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite In Liberating Inner Eve: A Reflective Journey for Women, author Bozena Zawisz takes the reader on a journey of self-worth and growth even as they rediscover their purpose. Using Eve’s biblical story as the background of the book, Zawisz provides a fresh viewpoint and in-depth insight with regard to the role played by the woman in society and the family, from a Christian perspective. According to her, many times our traditions have been a barrier to fully embracing the position of the woman as God perceived and intended it to be. Zawisz quotes many scholars in Christian history, including Tertullian and St John Chrysostom. She examines their words and offers her perspective which she supports with scriptural doctrine. Her Polish heritage and experience as a Counselling Psychologist further provide greater profundity in the book. I found Bozena Zawisz’s take on the story of Eve quite distinctive. I never looked at the account from the perspective presented in Liberating Inner Eve. So many times women have adopted false dogma which has decelerated their growth and possible impact on the world around them. The exercises included in the book helped me assess my outlook on different topics. I was surprised at the concealed untrue notions and expectations that I have carried around with me for far too long. Bozena Zawisz’s acuity in understanding the challenges women face and presenting solutions using biblical teachings was masterful. Ultimately, Liberating Inner Eve is a great read that challenged me to look at my life from a fresh perspective.
Liberating Inner Eve: A Reflective Journey for Women, is the brainchild of author Bozena Zawisz, counselor and Christian. Zawisz tackles the many perspectives Christians have had on the story of Eve over the years. She balances her examination of Eve by dissecting Eve’s famed weaknesses while shining a light on her strengths. Zawisz peppers the reading with opportunities for readers to journal, work out thoughts, and respond to introspective questions based on the reading. The author’s work as a counselor is evident throughout the book as she consistently provides helpful hints for women regarding regular reflections and ways to be mindful and find an inner peace. Zawisz has a soothing way with words. Her writing, geared toward women who are questioning their own situations and facing obstacles within their lives, is a much-needed calm amidst the storm of everyday life. I felt a warmth and genuine concern from Zawisz as I read her descriptions of her own parenting and the way in which women tend to take blame upon themselves. The author’s empathy is clear and appreciated. Christian readers will welcome Zawisz’s thoughts on women like Saint Faustina. The author’s admiration for Faustina is obvious as she shares the story of her perseverance and strength. In the face of opposition, and with a limited educational background, Faustina leans on her faith to succeed. She is just one of the women offered by Zawisz as a positive example. I especially appreciated the numerous Bible verses and quotes presented by the author. My grandmother was a devout Christian, and Zawisz’s faith reminds me of her daily devotions. There is a definite peace that comes from reading the author’s favorite verses and the ways in which they have impacted her life. Among the many quotes she includes, readers will find inspiration and support during the most difficult of times. I was rather taken with the beautiful poetry included in each chapter. Zawisz’s poetry is as eloquent as her narrative is comforting. She closes out each of her chapters with a unique bit of verse based on the topic at hand. One of the most striking aspects of Liberating Inner Eve is the examination of the story of Adam and Eve. I found this to be most interesting. As a child, I was raised to believe the two were real people who started humanity down a path of sin away from righteousness. I had never been introduced to the many interpretations of the creation story. The notion that Adam and Eve might not have been real but a mere representation of humankind’s evolution was new to me. However, Zawisz emphasizes that the depiction of Eve as being, in many ways, inferior to Adam is woven into almost version of the story. Zawisz’s work is for any woman seeking a book designed exclusively to uplift, empower, and encourage self-reflection. I would recommend this book to any Christian reader or any woman looking to explore Eve’s story and better understand her own struggles.