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What Women Fear: Walking in Faith that Transforms Paperback – September 1, 2011
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From a challenge of faith to a means of transformation
Did God really say you couldn’t eat from any tree in the garden? This seed of doubt planted so long ago still bears the fruit of fear on some level every day—the idea that our actions could ruin something beautiful and God might not have control over things.
In What Women Fear acclaimed writer and speaker Angie Smith admits, “Fear is a major part of my testimony” as she talks openly about significant struggles she has experienced. Giving a voice to the problem, she says, “I truly believe every single one of us struggles with some type of fear, whether it’s fear of flying or fear of being ‘found out.’ Maybe you don’t worry about dying, but you get sick thinking about the fact that you might fail.”
Instead of suggesting that those who love the Lord would never fear, Angie blends her own experiences with those of men and women throughout Scripture to help us start dealing more effectively with these true, human emotions.
Whether it’s a constant What if? type of worry, being afraid of abandonment or betrayal, fear of trusting God’s plan, or many others encountered in the rhythm of our daily lives, Angie walks you through stories of others who have simultaneously loved God and struggled with faith. Journey with her as she explores the difficult and life-giving questions God asked of those who walked a similar road. Discover how to redeem this struggle as only God can—that He will be glorified, and you will be transformed.
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), author of I Will Carry You, and a national women’s conference speaker. She holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
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I am a 22 year old girl that struggles with perfection, rejection, and anxiety daily. It's easy to fall into Satan's lie of, "We're not good enough." I constantly wonder about the "what if's in life." However, Angie Smith reassures us and provides scripture to help break our way of thinking (2 Corinthians 2:5 along with many others). I also struggle daily with my relationship with the Lord because I do believe that I'm not worthy enough. I will struggle no more. After reading this book, I think I have truly found freedom in Christ. He loves me despite my imperfections, my flaw, and my mistakes.
Angie quotes, "He can be glorified in spite of our mistakes. He can redeem those bitter roots to grow something spectacular, but first you must recognize what needs to be done for that to happen. Being a Christian doesn't mean we have a free pass because we can "ask forgiveness later," but rather that we live the life that is poured out in each moment for the One Who revels in making all things new."
Angie is so transparent, and when you read the book, you feel like you're just having a deep conversation with someone at Starbucks, not being preached at or judged at all.
If you face any kind of fear (and we all do), I HIGHLY recommend reading What Women Fear. It might change your life too!
Each chapter of What Women Fear begins with the retelling of a story from Scripture. Smith is a gifted storyteller, taking the familiar passages and bringing them close to home. The reader can almost find herself in the middle of each story, feeling what the heroes of old felt.
Smith then takes a break in the Biblical story and moves into more contemporary examples of fear. Typically they are portions of her own story, bravely told in a reminder to us that we are not alone in our fears. The chapter is concluded with a return to the original Scriptural example, bringing conclusion with God's wisdom and commands related to our fears.
Some of the chapters I identified with more closely than others. One chapter in particular left me wanting to put down the book and not ever pick it up again as I discovered how close to home it was hitting! But, I was also riveted. I was ready to move through my conviction and find success even through my fears.
The most beautiful aspect of What Women Fear is that Angie Smith never once pretends to have all of the answers.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a great read for women and even better for discussion. There aren't any discussion questions provided but questions could be lifted from each chapter pretty... Read morePublished 19 hours ago by CK
I love this book and will read it again. I also want to buy hard copies to give to my friend and daughter. Bless you Angie for putting yourself out there for the rest of us.Published 5 days ago by Carol Dunson
I love Angie Smith's books. She so captivating and really relates to you.Published 8 days ago by sommer25
I struggle wth fear and anxiety. This
is the perfect book that guides you
to that peace you're looking for.
Angie Smith is a good writer who knows what women feel and need. Her writing is uplifting and inspiringPublished 1 month ago by Florida, USA
I am not quite finished with this book but it is awesome readingPublished 1 month ago by Patti Sarette
Helpful and affirming to know that women everywhere share similar doubts and that God knows them and still loves you!Published 2 months ago by Emily Garrison