on July 21, 2008
Worthy of using as a devotional book.
Worthy of a textbook for a woman's Bible study.
Worthy of a reminder to us as to the value of women in the Kingdom of God.
Worthy of encouraging everyone to make good use of the gifts they have received in the Kingdom of God.
Worthy of recalling the power of God unleashed when people give themselves over to him.
Ace Collins has chosen 19 outstanding women to illustrate his points. It is a refreshing set of vignettes from modern church history in regard to the work of women. Some of these women gave from godly homes filled with prayer and devotion to God. They then lived out their lives at a higher level than they had experienced at home. Others abandoned position and fortune to accomplish what they recognized as a God-given call to ministry. Many like Catherine Booth recognized a serious social need and stepped outside the box to meet that need. One of these women is the founder of the Girl Scouts. Two giants of the faith included by Collins are Catherine Booth and Mother Teresa.
Collins challenges us to think of the value of women in the church in all of history. Many who read this review will relate to mothers, grandmothers, wives, and other godly women who helped mold them into the person they are today.
on January 18, 2012
I totally recommend this book.It was wonderful! I can relate to the reviewer who said she couldn't put the book down and didn't want it to end. It was so moving to learn about the lives and contributions of these strong Christian women. Every woman's story is told with just the right amount of background and detail - a mini biography but one that adequately covers each individual's life. Reading about these women's lives, backgrounds, and how each overcame huge obstacles to impact the lives of others was truly inspiring. Ace Collins is the best there is at compiling these positive, "feel good" but true stories - real accounts of outstanding and courageous Christians who touched the lives of others and made made a real difference in their world, their communities, and the personal lives of countless people.
on June 8, 2013
Some of these ladies were familiar to me, and some I had never heard of, but their lives were all inspiring! The author used enough research to show us their earlier lives, and how they answered the call of God to do unto others. Each story tugged on my heart-strings, because of the way each lived their life for Christ, and even died for Him. I highly recommend this book!