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It's No Secret: Revealing Divine Truths Every Woman Should Know Paperback – September 1, 2010
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On the other hand, there's no law against a writer having fun with her own work. As my friend pointed out, Rachel Olsen is a trustworthy guide for any Christian woman who wants to approach Jesus humming that old hymn, "Just a closer walk with Thee". Moreover, Olsen is up front about the irony in revealing divine truths that can hardly be called hidden if you know where to look: "The secrets contained in the pages of this book are nothing new or hidden at all. They've all been wrapped within the Word of God and the person of Christ for thousands of years, readily accessible through the ages," she writes. Olsen, in other words, is no Gnostic. She's a woman writing warmly in the Reformed Christian tradition for postmodern peers who want advice from the best possible source (scripture) mediated through her own experience.
I would have appreciated additional perspective from formidable women like Catherine of Siena or Teresa of Avila, but that's more of an observation than a criticism (I did say that I wasn't in the target demographic for this book).
What Rachel Olsen does in this book is done very well. She shows how God is both majestic and accessible, and writes movingly about how the lessons of scripture (still) apply to our lives. This book will never be recommended by Oprah Winfrey, but I daresay it will prove helpful for those to whom it is written, not least the author's own daughter.
*This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review*
There are Bible study questions at the end of each chapter to help you dig deeper for yourself into the decoder ring that God has given us in Christ. This book is a MUST for any Bible study group, and I know it's on the list for the 'next do" in my group!
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This book is like a warm hug. It really gives you the impression you are in a coffee shop, sipping lattes with a dear friend, and sharing sweet secrets. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Katie
Rachel is a great good old southern girl who gives great life examples for how God can work in your life. I got this a long time ago and finally read it. Read morePublished on May 5, 2014 by megan bates
Great book. Used it as a devotional on a women's trip. It was perfect. I recommend to all my "Yahweh Sisters", out there!perfectPublished on January 11, 2014 by Brenda Wolfe
good book ty for the reading and will order again
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Well written book, thought provoking but light and realistic. The author has a way of really engaging you as she tells her stories and shares her Christian witness.Published on February 12, 2013 by James H. Johnson
I did not realize when I downloaded this book that is was based on what every religious thing a woman should know. Once I read that, I stopped reading it.Published on February 7, 2013 by Rebecca
When getting a book such as this I'm thinking I'm going to get something profound, sadly I didn't. There was a few things I enjoyed but for the most part it wasn't for me.Published on January 28, 2013 by J. Wilson
I love this book. It works very well as a daily devotional and also as an informative read, reminding us of many of God's promises and truths that are not secret at all (but things... Read morePublished on September 25, 2012 by Candace Harrison