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|Author||: Michael A. G. Haykin|
Read the Stories of Eight Remarkable Women and Their Vital Contributions to Church History Throughout history, women have been crucial to the growth and flourishing of the church. Historian Michael A. G. Haykin highlights the lives of eight of these women who changed the course of history, showing how they lived out their unique callings despite challenges and opposition—inspiring modern men and women to imitate their godly examples today. Jane Grey: The courageous Protestant martyr who held fast to her conviction that salvation is by faith alone even to the point of death. Anne Steele: The great hymn writer whose work continues to help the church worship in song today. Margaret Baxter: The faithful wife to pastor Richard Baxter who met persecution with grace and joy. Esther Edwards Burr: The daughter of Jonathan Edwards whose life modeled biblical friendship. Anne Dutton: The innovative author whose theological works left a significant literary legacy. Ann Judson: The wife of Adoniram Judson and pioneer missionary in the American evangelical missions movement. Sarah Edwards: The wife of Jonathan Edwards and model of sincere delight in Christ. Jane Austen: The prolific novelist with a deep and sincere Christian faith that she expressed in her stories.
|Author||: Voice of the Martyr,Gracia Burnham|
|Editor||: Voice of the Martyrs Books|
"Eight women from eight very different backgrounds, yet the struggles they each faced rang with eerie similarity. From Pakistan, India, Romania, the former Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, Nepal, and Indonesia, these women shared similar experiences of hardship and persecution--all for their faith in Christ--yet they have emerged from adversity as leaders and heroines."--Publisher's website.
|Author||: The Voice Martyrs|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson Inc|
Eight women from eight very different backgrounds. Yet the struggles they each faced rang with eerie similarity. These courageous women from across the globe-Pakistan, India, Romania, Former Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, Nepal, Indonesia-shared similar experiences of hardship, subjugation, and persecution, all because of their faith in Christ. Yet all of these women have emerged from adversity as leaders and heroines. The eight modern-day pilgrims featured in Hearts of Fire are the hidden jewels in the church universal. They are worthy role models of faith and passion, and women of every age will gain new strength and hope for their own times of crisis and trial as they read these inspiring stories. Each story concludes with thoughtful self-reflection questions for the reader.
|Author||: Loretta Fulton|
|Editor||: Loretta Fulton|
Virginia Connally, first female physician in Abilene, has been a pioneer in many areas of her life. She is a graduate of Hardin Simmons, member of First Baptist Church of Abilene, and founding member of the Texas Baptist Missions Foundation. She has many accomplishments, honors and has garnered respect from policiticians and pastors alike.
|Author||: Sara Ashencaen Crabtree|
Drawn from over fifty-eight individual, in-depth, qualitative interviews with women of faith in Malaysia and Britain, Women of Faith and the Quest for Spiritual Authenticity is a multifaith, multicultural and cross-cultural comparative focus that explores women’s religious expressions, as derived from practising Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Wiccans and Druids among others. Despite social advances towards women’s emancipation and the lacerating critiques from feminist theologians across the Abrahamic religions and beyond, women’s religious experiences remain submerged beneath the weight of patriarchal religious leadership and ongoing masculinised, dogmatic interpretations. Even feminism itself has yet to move the spiritual onto their main agenda of inequity in women’s lives. This extensive, feminist research monograph challenges these exclusions to centre and amplify women’s voices in speaking powerfully of their religious experiences, interpretations and practices. This is an ecumenical and entertaining ethnography where women’s narratives and life stories ground faith as embodied, personal, painful, vibrant, diverse, illuminating and shared. This book will of interest not only to academics and students of the sociology of religion, feminist and gender studies, politics, ethnicity and Southeast Asian studies, but is equally accessible to the general reader broadly interested in faith and feminism.
|Editor||: Castle Quay Books|
Faith, Life and Leadership-Vol 2 : 8 Canadian Women Tell Their Stories is the follow-up volume to the very successful first book by the same title. This second group of eight successful, experienced, godly Canadian women, have been similarly assembled, and again each is a distinguished leader in her field. All have been willing to share the unique story that relates to the lessons they learned during their leadership journey. Their personal stories are told with utmost authenticity and integrity. Readers will be inspired, encouraged and edified to achieve great things for the Kingdom. The unique perspective of each models important and essential characteristics and practices that will help emerging leaders to prepare for the roadblocks and adversities that will undoubtedly present themselves on their own journey to becoming strong, Spirit-filled, leaders. These stories will cover important themes such as: • Understanding the Call of God • Developing and Building Character • Leadership Tests, Seasons and Processes • Mentoring • Strengthening Spiritual Disciplines • Maturing Through Offences • Living and Leaving a Legacy
|Author||: Mary Beth Fraser Connolly|
|Editor||: Fordham Univ Press|
When the Sisters of Mercy lost their foundress Sister Catherine McAuley in 1841, stories of Mother Catherine passed from one generation of sisters to the next. McAuley’s Rule and Constitutions along with her spiritual writings and correspondence communicated the Mercys’ founding charism. Each generation of Sisters of Mercy who succeeded her took these words and her spirit with them as they established new communities or foundations across the United States and around the world. In Women of Faith, Mary Beth Fraser Connolly traces the paths of the women who dedicated their lives to the Sisters of Mercy Chicago Regional Community, the first Congregation of Catholic Sisters in Chicago. More than the story of the institutions that defined the territory and ministries of the women of this Midwestern region, Women of Faith presents a history of the women who made this regional community, whether as foundresses of individual communities in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries or as the teachers, nurses, and pastoral ministers who cared for and educated generations of Midwestern American Catholics. Though they had no immediate connection with McAuley, these women inherited her spirit and vision for religious life. Focusing on how the Chicago Mercys formed a community, lived their spiritual lives, and served within the institutional Catholic Church, this three-part perspective addresses community, spirituality, and ministry, providing a means by which we can trace the evolution of these women of faith as the world around them changed. The first part of this study focuses on the origins of the Sisters of Mercy in the Midwest from the founding of the Chicago South Side community in 1846 through the amalgamation and creation of the Chicago Province in 1929. The second part examines how the Mercys came together as one province through the changes of Vatican II from 1929 to the 1980s. Part III examines life after the dramatic changes of Vatican II in the 1990s and 2000s. Presenting rich examples of how faith cannot be separated from identity, Women of Faith provides an important new contribution to the scholarship that is shaping our collective understanding of women religious.
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
A legacy of hope and inspiration from Women of Faith® to you. Featuring the accurate and beautiful New King James Version translation and thematic index, this Bible offers inspirational and encouraging resources to help you strengthen your walk with God. Features include: 366 devotionals on themes such as grace, hope, joy, peace, and love to encourage you each day More than 500 “Glimpses of Grace” offering quotes from contributors, including best-loved Women of Faith speakers and dramatists, as well as Kathy Troccoli, Jan Silvious, Jill Briscoe, Babbie Mason, Point of Grace, and others Thematic Index featuring twelve monthly devotional themes and related scriptures Special helps for new believers Contributors' Biographical Index Part of the Signature Series line of Thomas Nelson Bibles Women of Faith Devotional Bibles sold to date: More than 250,000 The New King James Version—More than 60 million copies sold in 30 years
The study Bible that’s just for girls! This Bible is filled with engaging features that will help you learn more about yourself and your relationship with God. Designed to encourage you to develop a habit of studying God's Word, you’ll discover how relevant the Bible can be to your everyday life. Weekly studies and many of the side notes are also linked to the women's study Bible, the NIV Women of Faith Study Bible, allowing you and your mom to share God's Word together. Features include: Weekly Bible studies apply biblical truths to life Side notes address difficult passages and offer historical and cultural insights Journal captures other girls' experiences or struggles along with space for you to record your own "I Believe" statements of faith and foundational beliefs "Memory Challenges" are verses worth remembering "If I Were There . . ." include Bible stories that place you in the Bible character's situation
|Author||: Mary Walker|
|Editor||: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.|
"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace..." (I Peter 4:10). The women whose stories are in these pages display many exceptional traits. They are wise, dependable, thrifty, energetic, and unselfish. They are good wives, mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends. Some will stand out in one or more of these spheres, while others will shine in different areas. But there is one thing they all have in common: they were all very courageous. How do these women show their courage? Many will exhibit grace under fire. They have a strong presence of mind. They are able to act decisively because they are sure of their convictions. A courageous woman can say, "I'm sorry," and mean it. She is gracious. Courageous women depend on God. They trust Him and accept His will in their lives. They are willing to accept what God gives them in their lives. When they perceive His will, they put their all into the tasks before them. Brave women are willing to take a stand for what they believe. They will draw a line in the sand and not cross it. Unjust powers, no matter how fearsome, will not deter them from their righteous goals. Courageous women also love others. They are unselfish. They put the needs of others ahead of their own. Their confidence in God's call in their lives is high enough to free them to be able to act independently. Women of courage will share Christ's gospel of peace, forgiveness, joy, and love with others. We live in uncertain times. Only the courageous woman will get through the perils holding her head up high. In these stories, we have examples before us of how a victorious life can be lived.
|Author||: Dotty J Bollinger|
What does God want for you in the professional, secular world? Can you seek professional success while serving him? As a woman of faith, do you have a passion for making a difference in your home, community, and workplace? Are you called to discover deeper purpose in some or all of these areas? How can Christian women rise up as leaders in the midst of our current culture, where gender roles are relentlessly confronted and redefined? Is it possible to balance relationships, expectations, and pressures with conviction, poise, and integrity? You may feel discouraged, uncertain, and alone as a woman of faith in the marketplace. This path is not always popular or easy, nor is it for the faint of heart. But be assured: If you believe in Him, trust Him, and follow Him, your calling in the marketplace is undoubtedly divine, especially if you are open to and focused on the One who beckons you. God is with you as you work—and this book is a tool that can help guide you along the path to success. The receptionist, the mail clerk, the human resources manager, the chief executive officer, the financial consultant—these are all legitimate titles indeed, especially when you understand that you have been strategically positioned and generously equipped for God’s ministry right where you are, whatever your professional designation. You lead by serving, you serve by leading, and you are called to minister with a power that transcends all labels and definitions. Within these pages, you will be encouraged to consider the possibilities, and will ultimately be challenged to embrace your kingdom purpose. http://dottybollinger.com/
|Author||: Emily Machen|
|Editor||: Syracuse University Press|
In this unique study, Machen explores a moment of intense religious upheaval and transformation in France between 1880 and 1920. In these pre–World War I years, a powerful Catholic community was pitted against equally powerful anticlerical members of the French Third Republic. During this time, women became increasingly involved in faith-based organizations, engaging in social and political action both to expand women’s rights and to ensure that religion remained part of the public debate about France’s identity. By representing their faith communities as modern, progressive, and in some cases democratic, women positioned themselves to help guide a modernizing France. Women of Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish faiths also reshaped the narrative of female power within the French nation and within their own religious groups. Their activism provided them with social, religious, and political influence unattainable through any other French institutions, enabling them in turn to push France toward becoming a more democratic, equitable society. Machen’s timely examination of the critical role women played in shaping the nation’s religious identity helps to illuminate contemporary issues in France as Muslim communities respond to civic pressure to secularize and as the country debates the role of women in Islam.
|Author||: Margaret M. Press|
|Editor||: Wakefield Press|
In records of the years between 1840 and 1970 there can be found everywhere examples of women who were known for their sheer goodness as well as for their strength of purpose and creativity. Elizabeth Baker, Mary Tenison Woods and Gertrude Abbott. For each of these women life was a compound of enterprise, suffering, faith and enlightenment.
|Author||: Jacqueline George|
|Editor||: WestBow Press|
This book focuses on a selected sample of women of faith from the Bible to contemporary times. It addresses how these women have been change agents in multiple facets of life, including in the family, in politics, and in the wider society. While their underlying connection can be seen as their faith in God and their willingness to serve, their vulnerability has also been evident. For the reader seeking to increase his or her faith in God and develop a closer spiritual walk, and for any whose interest lies in recognizing the similarities between biblical times and the present, this review that ranges from Eve through Mother Teresa through Oprah and Malala should be a must-read.
|Author||: Patsy Clairmont,Barbara Johnson,Marilyn Meberg,Luci Swindoll,Sheila Walsh|
A Year-Long Celebration of Faith Sometimes an encouraging word can turn your whole day around. Other times, all you need is a good laugh. Then there are times a personal insight lets you know that you are not alone. Or a bit of wisdom connects God's Word to your everyday life. You'll find them all in the Women of Faith Daily Devotional. This beautiful, warmly written book illuminates twelve aspects of faith that will help you start the year with hope and finish it in peace. With 366 brand new devotions, the Women of Faith Daily Devotional is filled with the best heart-to-heart writings of six women who have strengthened and inspired thousands of readers. Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, and Thelma Wells open up their lives to share with you the bright, the amusing, the painful, and the hard-won wisdom they contain. You'll treasure this wise and encouraging book. Spend a quiet moment with it each day to renew your spirit and connect with God.
|Author||: Lucetta Scaraffia,Gabriella Zarri,Keith Botsford|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
This study of Italian women and Catholicism from the fourth through the twentieth century reflects this conflict and the tension between the masculine character of divinity in the Catholic church and the potential for equality in the gospels and early writings ("neither male nor female, but one in Jesus")."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Lori Copeland,Patricia Hickman,Angela Elwell Hunt,Terri Blackstock|
|Editor||: Westbow Press|
Now collected in one volume are three favorite titles: "Sandpebbles, Strandedin Paradise," and "The Pearl."
|Author||: Eric Metaxas|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
A beautiful gift edition of this instant classic exclusively for graduates, with a special letter from Eric Metaxas to those entering the next phase of life’s journey. What makes a great man great? In Seven Men, New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas explores that most important of questions in through the captivating stories of some of the greatest men who have ever lived. How did George Washington resist the temptation to become the first king of America, and why did William Wilberforce give up the chance to be prime minister of England? What made Eric Liddell cast aside an almost certain Olympic gold medal? What enabled Jackie Robinson to surrender his right to fight back against racists, or Dietrich Bonhoeffer to jeopardize his freedom and safety to defy the Nazis? In this stirring and inspiring work, Eric Metaxas reclaims a long-lost sense of the heroic--the idea that certain lives are worthy of emulation. Get to know the seven men in this book, and your life will be immeasurably richer.
|Author||: Dee Brestin|
|Editor||: David C Cook|
Based on the book of Esther, A Woman of Faith helps women recognize God's hand not only in Esther's life but in their own lives. In this dynamic eight-chapter study, participants learn that as God led Esther, they too can be led as A Woman of Faith! Features and Benefits Great for personal or small group study. New 7" x 9" format allows room for note-taking. 60% new content. Apply scriptures to a woman's heart and life. Includes Leader's Helps and memory verses to enhance the small group study experience.
|Author||: Tara Shah|
|Editor||: Tara K Shah|
Cancer sucks, death sucks even more. But we humans don’t have the power to stop either of them from messing with our lives. They enter our lives whenever and wherever they choose to. Cancer is so common that each one of us have known someone who has dealt with the disease; some of us have lost a loved one to cancer. Common does not always mean simple, and it also does not mean we know everything about it. The diagnosis of cancer, regardless of the disease’s curability, is almost always nerve-wracking, even for healthcare providers like the main character of this book who is a veteran nurse. This book is written in first person; the subject is a middle aged woman who had been separated from her boyfriend some thirty years ago and then after three decades when she searches for an oncologist for treatment of an aggressive cancer that she was recently diagnosed, she finds her ex-boyfriend’s name and decides to see him. That brings back the memory of their past together, and she starts going though her old diary she had written some thirty years in the past. Part of the story is set in Nepal (from the diary) and the other part is set in the USA ( this takes place after her cancer diagnosis). The main character of the story was born with ‘Manglik’ cosmic influencer, meaning that the planet Mars “mangal Graha” was in such position in the solar system at the time of her birth that it would have strong negative effect on her husband if she married a man who was non-Manlik (a person born at the time when the planet Mars was not in such position.) What happens next changes the lives of the main characters.