The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith

The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith

The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith

The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith


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Discover the bottomless, refreshing Well of God’s Word—and experience a fullness and peace beyond your circumstances.
In the chaos of our everyday, it can be difficult to live out and apply the truths of Scripture. We want more of Jesus, but we find ourselves looking to our own lives and accomplishments for our worth and identity. And while that may buoy us for a time, we’re often left feeling dried up, discouraged, and longing for more.

Gretchen Saffles knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and unable to flourish. In The Well-Watered Woman, Gretchen leads us to the Well of fullness, the Word of freedom, and the Way of fruitfulness. She teaches that God’s Word will satisfy us for all eternity.

Using Scripture and her own personal story of surrender, Gretchen offers spiritually hungry women tangible tools to not only know Jesus more but to live a life that thoroughly enjoys Him, seeks Him, and follows Him into freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496445452
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 49,016
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii

Introduction Beginning at the End 1

Part 1 The Well

Chapter 1 I'm Not Okay. Is That Okay? 15

Chapter 2 Identity Roots 29

Chapter 3 Bring Your Nothing 47

Chapter 4 Dying to Live 61

Chapter 5 Forsaking Broken Wells 79

Chapter 6 Anywhere but Here 93

Part 2 The Word

Chapter 7 Word before World 111

Chapter 8 Springing Up from the Ashes 125

Chapter 9 The Art of Abiding 141

Chapter 10 In Every Season 161

Chapter 11 A Lifelong Battle 181

Part 3 The Way

Chapter 12 Weeding Out Sin 199

Chapter 13 Lead like a Follower 215

Chapter 14 Gospel Intersections 227

Chapter 15 Your Mission Is Now 245

Chapter 16 Inside Out, Upside Down, & Well Watered 257

The Well-Watered Woman Statements 273

Acknowledgments 277

Notes 281

About the Author 285

What People are Saying About This

Dianne Jago

Every season of life has its challenges, but The Well-Watered Woman points us to the God of all seasons. With transparent examples from her own life story, Gretchen encourages readers that the Word of God is necessary for our roots to run deep, and she reminds us that joy is only possible through Jesus. Whether you are in a fruitful or dry season, this book directs you to the true Well we must draw from.

Kelly King

Gretchen Saffles doesn’t only teach what it means to be a Well-Watered Woman. She lives it. She isn’t perfect, and she’ll share her struggles throughout her book. But as you get to know Gretchen, more importantly, you’ll get to know Jesus. She desires to be filled each day with God’s Word because it is living, active, and profitable for our daily lives. The best part is that her delight in God’s Word will splash on you, leaving you refreshed and renewed to trust in the God who redeems and refreshes our souls.

Julie Woodruff

It takes time for things to grow. Growth in the Christian life is a process too. This book helps define a process of growth, but more important, it helps you see that the destination is not the process but a Person. If you would describe your soul as dry, parched, and in need of water, this book is for you. Even if you are in a great place spiritually, this book will encourage you to keep fighting the fight and living by faith. He is worthy and worth it!

Jennie Allen

If reading your Bible feels dry and heavy, The Well-Watered Woman will bring back your passion to connect with Jesus. Nothing on earth is more important than loving and enjoying God through his Word.

Melissa Kruger

If you’re weary of the try-harder, do-more, be-better pressures of daily life, don’t miss Gretchen Saffles’s new book. Gretchen writes with warmth and humility, graciously illuminating our need for the Good News of the gospel. This book overflows with scriptural truths that will refresh your heart, nourish your soul, and point you to Jesus.

Titania Paige

Gretchen offers a fresh perspective on living a faith-filled life that both revives the dried-up Christian’s hope and lets her breathe a sigh of relief. She gives her readers permission to ditch the pursuit of picture-perfect spiritual performance and, instead, embrace authenticity with God so that his presence and his Word can flow down and water the parched, untouched roots of her weary soul.

Hunter Beless

The Well-Watered Woman stirred my affections for Jesus and reminded me that following him is a lifestyle, not merely a box to check off on my spiritual to-do list. In this book, Gretchen Saffles points to Christ on every page and, in doing so, invites readers to look to him every moment of every day.

Jennifer Dukes Lee

Worn out? Burned out? Desperate for real hope and strength? This book is a lifeline for a generation of women who are experiencing anxiety, burnout, and weariness at record levels. I urgently want to put this gorgeous and timely book into the hands of every Christian woman I know. Don’t miss this one.

Jessica Mathisen

With gentle words of encouragement and truth, Gretchen takes readers by the hand and leads them on a journey from thirsting for the truth to seeking satisfaction in the Well of God’s Word. She has truly walked this journey with humility and has led us all in displaying the testimony of her life with honest vulnerability. Her kindness in coming alongside women brings hope and healing to anyone who is tired of the try-harder life and longs for abundance in Christ alone.

Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler

Over the years, Gretchen has been a gift to us. Her honesty, vulnerability, and commitment to follow Christ in life and ministry have encouraged us in our own. The Well-Watered Woman is an overflow of Gretchen’s life and a new beginning for any soul that feels barren, parched, or unsatisfied. Gretchen’s story and words will cause you to love God more and will stir your affections for him.

Betsey Gomez

Whether we realize it or not, we are constantly looking in the wrong places to find satisfaction. This book is an invitation to run to the only Well that will fulfill the deepest longings of our hearts. Gretchen saturated these pages with biblical truth that will revive you! Come thirsty, and expect to be refreshed!

Dr. Jason Edwin Dees

As a pastor, I am always looking for resources to help our women grow in Christ. This book both helps women understand their own past, fears, and ungodly desires and offers them a gospel-centered approach to real Christian growth. The illustration comparing growing plants to the Christian life that Gretchen weaves throughout the book is so helpful for every reader, from someone who is just getting to know Christ to a mature follower. I can’t wait to recommend this book to every woman in my church, with the great hope that it will help each one become a more Well-Watered Woman.

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