Friday, November 23, 2012

Fierce Women – A Book Review & A Giveaway

When I think of “Fierce Women” I don’t think of the meek & quiet spirit talked about in 1 Peter 3 so when I was asked to review Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner I did not know what to expect when I began my journey through this book.  As a self-described “fierce woman” myself I thought perhaps I would get kicked around a bit by this book and I was right, but in an honest and convicting way. 

I've talked on a few occasions about myself at the beginning of our marriage.  You can read about that here & here.  Although, I can say with truth that God has changed my heart in a big way these past 6 years of marriage I will say that the hearts of the women discussed & shared in this book gave me true biblical encouragement.  I cannot emphasize the REALNESS of the words in this book and the encouragement it will bring to married women of all ages.  We all have so many of the same struggles.  I think it is important to note that Wagner refers back to the Cross over and over again.  I've highlighted and noted all over my copy and one reference of note that struck me with such truth is:

“The most important lesson I've learned in letting go of hurt is that: I cannot keep the biblical standard of forgiveness…without returning to the cross and relying on His grace. 
Going to the cross and focusing on the forgiveness I've been shown by a sinless Savior gives me the only perspective for understanding and offering forgiveness.  Going to the cross reminds me of what really matters, so I can release the stuff that really doesn't.”

“Fierce Women” is filled with gently, yet strongly (in true fierce women fashion) delivered statements like the above.

God wants us to be fierce women for the cross and the best way we can do that as a married woman is by fiercely defending and loving our husbands and our marriages.  After all, the most perfect reflection of Christ’s love for his church is a biblical marriage.

I am beyond blessed to be able to offer one winner a copy of Fierce Women by Kimberly Wagner.  To read this book is to be changed.  Enter via rafflecopter below.

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