The Women Who Met Jesus: New Testament Stories of Lives Transformed by the Savior

The Women Who Met Jesus: New Testament Stories of Lives Transformed by the Savior

by Dorothy Valcarcel

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Overview

Just like us, the women of New Testament times were ambitious, worried, broken, lonely, insecure, and unfulfilled. Discover the powerful stories of their encounters with the perfect, unconditional love of the Savior. Rather than trivializing their problems or ignoring women, Jesus responded to their deepest needs with compassion, reminding them of their value and transforming their past, present, and future. Let this engaging book introduce you to the man who loves women like no other.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800736019
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 737,706
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dorothy Valcárcel has a 35-year career working with charitable organizations worldwide. That work, along with her own personal struggle to overcome challenging disabilities, is the catalyst for TransformationGarden.com--a global website designed to encourage women in their walk with Jesus. Her daily devotionals are also featured on Crosswalk.com.

Table of Contents

Author's Note 9

Writer to Reader with Appreciation 10

1 The Broken Women 15

2 The Flawed Woman 22

3 The Empty Woman 37

4 The Rejected Woman 49

5 The Unfulfilled Woman 61

6 The Insecure Woman 73

7 The Isolated Woman 84

8 The Hungry Girl 96

9 The Worried Woman 109

10 The Ignored Woman 120

11 The Labeled Woman 133

12 The Hopeless Woman 147

13 The Guilty Woman 158

14 The Stressed Woman 168

15 The Misunderstood Woman 180

16 The Ambitious Woman 197

17 The Worthless Woman 208

18 The Compromised Woman 219

19 The Lonely Woman 232

20 The Transformed Women 242

Before We Say Good-Bye 259

Notes 263

Bibliography 266

A Note from Dorothy 270

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The Women Who Met Jesus: New Testament Stories of Lives Transformed by the Savior 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I received a copy of THE WOMEN WHO MET JESUS: NEW TESTATMENT STORIES OF LIVES TRANSFORMED BY THE SAVIOR by Dorothy Valcarcel from Revell in exchange for an honest review. My mom and I recently started studying the women of the Bible. We started with Ruth and each new woman is an enlightening experience. This book discusses twenty different women who met Jesus. The book goes on to explain how meeting Jesus changed their lives. The stories are inspirational and delve into parts of the Bible that aren’t always discussed. The times might be different, but the women struggled with aspects that even today many women struggle with. If you’re looking for a new way to look at life or if you’re looking to better enhance your knowledge of the Bible, this is an excellent book.
cristal6 4 months ago
This was quite an enjoyable book. You have different types of writing all together. You have where Dorothy Valcarcel writes a story of an experience of either her, her family, or a friend that goes with the scripture for that chapter. You then have a fictionalized version of what could have happened to go with that scripture. Then you have the devotional that helps you learn how to act/react to similar situations. At the end of each chapter are questions to ask yourself. This helps you to dig deep within yourself, but at the same time, to identify with the person Dorothy is talking about in that chapter. All in all, I recommend this. I could not go through this quickly, as it made me go deep within myself and want to change, which is the better. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for this review.
Librarycataloger 4 months ago
This is an easy book to read but be prepared to devote a lot of time to it because you will often feel the urge to return to a previous chapter. There is so much wonderful information in The Women Who Met Jesus and there are so many sections that deserve a second reading. You may also find youself highlighting paragraphs and even full pages and the margins will probably also be filled with thoughts that you don't want to forget! Author Dorothy Valcarcel devotes twenty chapters to women of the New Testament who experienced life changes because they met Jesus and she shares how today's women can experience the same transformation. Those women experienced feelings just like ours: feelings of being broken, flawed, empty, rejected, unfulfilled, insecure, isolated, hungry, worried, ignored, labeled, hopeless, guilty, stressed, misunderstood, ambitious, worthless, compromised, lonely, and hopefully, transformed! I like that she opens each of these chapters with Bible scripture and she then compares present-day accounts with stories taken from the New Testament. Each chapter also has A Time for Reflection, Exploration, Inspiration, and Affirmation. So much food for thought in these 269 pages! The Women Who Met Jesus is a wonderful resource for personal devotion time but I can also see it being used in a women's Bible Study at church. I highly recommend this book. I received a copy as part of the Revell Reads blog tour but I was not required to write a positive review. These are my honest thoughts.
Julie12 5 months ago
This book introduces us to twenty women who met Jesus face-to-face in the New Testament. The author shows us the care and concern that Jesus gives each one of these women and how their lives are transformed because of their interaction and acceptance of Him. One thing I really like is that the author shares her own personal struggles and how Jesus has made such a difference for her. The book is not a text-book type book but a book that makes our experience with Jesus personal as we read through the Bible and ponder the questions the author shares after each study of the encounter and she also gives us more in-depth questions for a deeper study. I like when the book helps us to make what we've read in the Bible personal and the questions are really great for going deeper into our faith and understanding. Each of these women were broken in different ways and we are able to relate to what they went through. I love how we see the transformation these women have because of their encounter with the living God, Jesus. The only negative I have about this book is the liberty the author takes in making a connection of the woman's problem or what she may have been thinking/feeling. I read my Bible literally and am very cautious when an author takes liberties in their study just to make a point. Overall, I liked this book and I loved the fact that it wasn't just a shallow study of Jesus. I felt like there was a lot of positive things about the book and I enjoyed it. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. *This book was provided to me by Revell. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.
amybooksy 5 months ago
The Women Who Met Jesus: New Testament Stories of Lives Transformed by the Savior is a wonderful read. I was inspired by all of the chapters that spotlight different women, such as, the broken, the flawed and the empty. Each chapter includes: scripture, a story, A Time for Reflections, Exploration, Inspiration, and Affirmations. The Women Who Met Jesus would make a fabulous gift for any woman, especially for those who are seeking inspiration and faith. I am giving it five plus stars. I received this book from the publisher, but was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Leonas_Lines 5 months ago
A Review of The Women Who Met Jesus New Testament Stories of LIVE TRANSFORMED by the Savior By Dorothy Valcarcel Jesus, the Word of God, manifested in the flesh here on earth, walked, talked and interacted with many people and the New Testament gives us many accounts of those happenings. This book introduces us to twenty women who actually met Jesus in the flesh during those New Testament times and tells us how their lives were transformed because of their meeting Jesus. Many of us who are believers can testify how our lives changes when we spiritually met Jesus, but what would it have been like to actually meet Him in the flesh? To look in His eyes, listen to Him speak, watch Him perform miracles or eat with Him. It must have been amazing and surely the women who met Him were never the same. In this book we read about Broken Women, Flawed Women, Empty and Rejected Women all whose lives were changed for the better after meeting Jesus. Women not that different from ourselves, even though they lived long ago, who still had hopes and dreams as we do. Women who worried, were insecure and unfulfilled. Women who were isolated, hungry, ignored, hopeless and stressed. Lonely Women, Misunderstood Women, Women who needed a Savior. These New Testament women were transformed from their lives that they deemed worthless, all because they met Jesus and His power of Unconditional Love. In a time when women were looked down upon and not regarded as important, Jesus took the time to meet with them to bring them healing, help and hope. I would recommend his book to any woman, believer or non-believer. It is a wonderful testament to the wonderful love of Christ to all those He meets, and as He did back then in the New Testament times, He still does today. No matter what you or the world has labeled you as, when you meet Jesus you will be changed. Your life will be transformed. The old you will be gone and the new you will come when you encounter the Word of Life, Jesus Christ. This is a book that can be read over again and again as the need arises. It can also be used as a book study alone or in a group as at the end of each chapter there is a time for reflection, questions, affirmations and inspiration. I was given a copy of this book to read in exchange for writing an honest review. All comments are mine. --Leona J. Atkinson
summer_no9 6 months ago
This book was extraordinary writing and compelling to read with that also had an encouraging and incredible story from twenty different women had been change and transform their mine and their life and what is the key that can be to empower them to capable to doing. This book will experience you to, where these women found the connection with Jesus and his love. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “I received complimentary a copy of this book from Revell Reads for this review”.
FayJac 6 months ago
Although women were second-class citizens in Jesus day, He still met, helped, talked with them and changed their lives. Some of the women followed Jesus and helped provide for Him. Although we don't know a whole lot about some of these women, this book goes through the lives of eighteen women whose lives were impacted and changed by Jesus when He lived here on earth. Some of the women, such as Joanna and Pilate's wife the Bible says little about, but the author has fleshed out their stories through research and imagination. Others we are familiar with and know quite a bit more about them, including Mary and Martha of Bethany, Jesus mother, the Samaritan women, etc. Each chapter is written like a devotional, with a title such as the Unfulfilled Woman, the Empty Woman, the Rejected Woman, Insecure Woman, etc. It describes the woman and her circumstances and ends with a section of reflection, questions, and affirmation. I enjoyed reading this book and seeing how God can change and heal a broken, flawed woman like me. This book can be used as a study or a devotional and is really good at revealing our brokenness and how God can reach out and heal us and how he used women in Scripture who were also flawed. It would be a good book to read and discuss as a group or to read individually in your quiet time. (Please Note: Although this book was given to me to review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, all opinions expressed are my own.)
Faye_reviews 6 months ago
Using 18 stories from the New Testament this book shows how Jesus understands and restores our brokenness. Dorothy Valcarcel uses stories from her own life and experiences along with women from the Bible to show how Jesus fulfills our needs, transforming lives. 20 chapters introduce us to the women of the New Testament, using various translations and paraphrases of the Bible as well as drawing from personal experience each chapter reads like a devotional. Each chapter is divided into multiple parts, with times for reflection, questions, affirmations, and inspirational quotes. I liked the author's dedication and study of scripture, with the premise of showing the transformation of lives truly touched by Jesus Christ. I didn't always connect well with some of the introductory stories by the author right away, and it was kind of a slower read for me. It was an encouraging read, and I liked how even though for some of the women featured their encounter with Jesus was brief, it changed everything. I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.