Title: Wisdom from Women in the Bible: Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives
Author: John C. Maxwell
About the Book: “If you could spend a few minutes with biblical heroines Ruth, Sarah, Mary, and others, what valuable lessons would they share with you? In the tradition of Running with the Giants and Learning from the Giants, John Maxwell shares wisdom on life and leadership inspired by the Bible-this time focusing solely on the stories of nine incredible women.
Learn how God blesses the promises you keep to Him, why you should follow your heart to find your hope, and how not to miss your moment with God. Read on your own or study with a group using the provided faith-building questions. You’ll enjoy the journey with Maxwell as he imagines what it would be like to visit heaven and meet giants of the faith who had their lives transformed by God.
You’ll gain insights from:
Ruth…for when you must make a decision but don’t know what to do.
Sarah…for when you can’t understand God and impatience threatens to overwhelm you.
Mary…for when God asks you to do something outside of your comfort zone.
The women who influenced Maxwell inspired this book, and he includes the perspectives of those closest to him in this volume. They and the giants of the faith who continue to inspire them will encourage you to fulfill your destiny and leave a lasting, positive impression on your family and the world.”
Phone Tree Review: I always enjoy taking part in character/life studies based on men and women from the Bible. I find them to be helpful and nourishing in many ways. Being given the opportunity, therefore, to read this book got me well and truly excited about feasting on God’s word anew.
This book was interesting for a number of reasons.
1) It was attention-grabbing because it was a book about women and wisdom that was written by a man. Because men tend to communicate differently and offer up a very succinct style of communication, I knew it would provide a coming-straight-at-you teaching series.
2) It was enlightening because it was a book that offered up relevant leadership and life lesson considerations. Each woman’s story featured components meant to support the reader’s growth as a leader and disciple.
3) It was unusual in that it was presented like a dream walk. The author wrote of his heavenly encounters and takeaways from female faith giants. I was not expecting that at all.
4) It was stimulating and did a good job of offering up meaningful content, that caused me to really think and examine my life in play. I appreciated and benefitted from the focused prayers and questions for reflection or discussion.
Rating: 4/5 ****
A complimentary copy of this title was made available by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest critique. The words I have expressed are my own.