|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
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Table of Contents
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
About the Author 285
What People are Saying About This
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.