At first I didn't think I liked The Blessed Woman by Debbie Morris. As a busy mom, I wanted a quick read, an easy read, something to connect to instantly. She had too much to say me and I was too busy to listen. I would find myself flipping pages ahead. So I let the book rest near by bed for awhile.
During an afternoon of rest I tried again. I slowed down and let the wisdom of this author with a seasoned ministry and life background speak to me. Learn more about Debbie here. I found myself learning how to love my husband, child and God with a true heart of trust and devotion. I found myself being challenged by both good and poor examples of faith. This would be no quick read because the lessons to be learned needed to sink in through the stories and sink into my own heart.
I like the diversity of women featured in the book, from Zipporah to Rebekah their stories of God's grace are so unique, yet so relate-able. I ended up appreciating the straightforward truths from Morris that originally stopped me from reading. If you want to grow, this is the book for you. If you want a feel good, easy read then not so much.
A small group discussion & study guide is also included, which I plan to use the 2nd time I give The Blessed Woman an intentional read/study. A major premise of this book is mentoring and our need to be mentors and to be mentored. This would be a great book to go through with a woman/some women you admire!
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Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. These opinions are my own.