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Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels: Discover and Celebrate the Beauty of Women of African Descent [Kindle Edition]

Terri Mcfaddin
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Women of African Ancestry Shine With the Beauty, Value, and Uniqueness of Precious Jewels.

If any race of women should recognize that their value is far above rubies, pearls, and sapphires, says author Terri McFaddin, it is those of African ancestry. Like precious gemstones formed within the earth, we have endured hard times, the heat of adversity, and intense pressures, and have come out of the fire as a rare and beautiful treasure.

We have made tremendous progress in the struggle for racial equality. Yet many women of color do not fully understand their true worth and God-given potential. Exploring vital biblical truths, Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels empowers us to recognize and fully embrace the qualities that make us precious, valuable, and strong–sapphires of great price.

Explore the Treasured Qualities of Black Women Through the Twelve Jewels in the Breastplate of the High Priest.

As you examine the scriptural principles drawn from Exodus 28, you’ll discover, perhaps for the first time, that your beauty is both natural and spiritual, that God created and affirms your beauty and uniqueness, and that he calls you to demonstrate and celebrate the extraordinary ways in which you are fearfully and wonderfully made.


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“In Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels, Terri McFaddin shows that she is one of the most gifted communicators of our time. She combines her own life experiences and understanding of women with her profound knowledge of the Bible to inspire each of us to reach our divinely designed potential. Through the use of wonderful stories, in-depth studies of fascinating women of the Bible, and comparisons of feminine qualities to precious stones, this book speaks to the reader on many different levels.”
–Marilyn McCoo, entertainer

“An inspirational goldmine for the many women of color who struggle to know and accept their true worth in the eyes of God. Terri McFaddin sensitively challenges African-American women to embrace biblical truths that will both elevate and empower them. Imaginative and profoundly compassionate, Sapphires is a treasure.”
–Ronn Elmore, Psy.D, author of How to Love a Black Man

“Terri McFaddin is one of the best-kept secrets in the world of ministry today. Her profound understanding of the word of God and her ability to creatively bring its principles to life as she speaks profound truths into the hearts of women is life-changing. Uncovering old mindsets of corrupted self-esteem to reveal the jewels we are within, Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels will cause those who read it to finally be loosed to celebrate the handiwork of God in their lives and embolden them to embrace their purpose with new determination.”
–Michelle McKinney Hammond, author of In Search of the Proverbs 31 Man

“Terri McFaddin takes a new and fresh approach to celebrating the uniqueness of Black women. This book is a jewel that should be read several times, then recommended to others with great enthusiasm!”
–Alaina Reed Hall, film and television actress

Exquisite is the first word that comes. Sapphire...

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Women of African Ancestry Shine With the Beauty, Value, and Uniqueness of Precious Jewels.

If any race of women should recognize that their value is far above rubies, pearls, and sapphires, says author Terri McFaddin, it is those of African ancestry. Like precious gemstones formed within the earth, we have endured hard times, the heat of adversity, and intense pressures, and have come out of the fire as a rare and beautiful treasure.

We have made tremendous progress in the struggle for racial equality. Yet many women of color do not fully understand their true worth and God-given potential. Exploring vital biblical truths, Sapphires and Other Precious Jewels empowers us to recognize and fully embrace the qualities that make us precious, valuable, and strong?sapphires of great price.

Explore the Treasured Qualities of Black Women Through the Twelve Jewels in the Breastplate of the High Priest.

As you examine the scriptural principles drawn from Exodus 28, you?ll discover, perhaps for the first time, that your beauty is both natural and spiritual, that God created and affirms your beauty and uniqueness, and that he calls you to demonstrate and celebrate the extraordinary ways in which you are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Product Details

  • File Size: 329 KB
  • Print Length: 226 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1578565995
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press; 1 edition (May 5, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003FCVEKA
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Discovering the beauty within. April 2, 2004
Format:Paperback
As a black woman, have you ever doubted your self-worth? Are you your own worst critic? If so, SAPPHIRES AND OTHER PRECIOUS JEWELS is the book for you.

As Terri McFaddin so eloquently describes, we are all a beautiful, precious jewel. She likens the characteristics of black women to the following twelve jewels:

Ruby - a woman of virtue and praise
Topaz - a woman of vision and reward
Aquamarine - a woman who dwells in peace
Turquoise - a woman of mercy and grace
Sapphire - a woman of prayer and faith
Diamond - a woman of strength and prosperity
Opal - a woman of dreams and fruitfulness
Amethyst - a woman who is trustworthy and sober minded
Emerald - a woman of rest and good judgment
Onyx - a woman of happiness and abundance
Pearl - a woman of wisdom and kindness

These are the same jewels that God chose to cover the breastplate of Aaron, the high priest, and brother of Moses. I found that I identify with the amethyst, which also happens to be my birthstone.

From the beautiful front cover to the very last page, SAPPHIRES AND OTHER PRECIOUS JEWELS is full of biblical stories, encouraging words, real-life experiences, and stories created to help guide each of us on our path of self-discovery. This is a book every Black woman should read.

Reviewed by Renee Williams
of The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scrumptious! Truly better than chocolate! January 20, 2004
Format:Paperback
If you're not living your full potential or have any doubts in your life because of low esteem - this book will change all that. I couldn't stop reading it. It is so poetic, beautifully written - yet full of wisdom and research that left me in awe. I am inspired and on fire for God...for real! Terri is the truly anointed to reach in and dig up the secret treasures hidden in us all. Awesome! This book is a gift worth sharing with those you love...priceless gems of inspiration.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful! ..."A Handbook for Life" September 11, 2005
Format:Paperback
I am an avid reader, and by far this is the best book I have read in a long time!! First let me say that Ms. Mcfaddin is a fantastic writer who captures the reader with her ability to relate the beauty, character, strength, and complexities of black women to the magnificence of jewels. Ms. Mcfaddin carefully constructs the text with the biblical knowledge and history that I am sure came from years of research and study. Each chapter is based on the jewels in the breastplate of Aaron. The excavation, preservation and cultivation of each jewel is explained and related to the characteristics of the black woman. Ms. Mcfaddin also ends each chapter with a story that demonstrates the corellation of each presciuos jewel with biblical text, and ultimately with God's plan for the character in the story. This book is to be treasured like a jewel!! You will not be disappointed!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Jewel Found! June 7, 2006
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Terri Mcfaddin has written a true gem!

I devoured this book with an intensity that surprised even me.

I found a little of myself in almost all the jewels but most closely identified with the sapphire woman. In this chapter Terri writes that she wishes she could buy a sapphire ring for every Black woman as a reminder to her that "God hears". Well thank you Terri for allowing the Lord to use you in such an inspiring way. After reading the book I celebrated myself by buying my first precious jewel; a pair of sapphire earrings!!!! When I look in the mirror at myself and my sparkling earrings, repeating the prayer from the back of the book, I can't help but throw my head back and high-five the Holy One as a thank you for hearing my every cry.
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