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Courageous Women of the Bible

July 4
by LaTan Roland Murphy
Published by Bethany House

Learn to live, love, and lead courageously—as you boldly choose to trust God.

Courageous Women of the Bible

About the Book

Learn to live, love, and lead courageously—as you boldly choose to trust God.

Whether you’re facing struggles with singleness, the mounting challenges of marriage and motherhood, health issues, a financial crisis—God has equipped you to walk in freedom and confidence as you abide in Him, strengthened by His power and provision. Through the stories of eleven brave women of the Bible who made faith-filled choices that positioned them for success, LaTan Roland Murphy exhorts, encourages, and empowers women of all ages. With warmth and wit, she illustrates how you, like Deborah, Jael, Mary, and others, can look beyond your circumstances and lay hold of the courage needed to

  • draw closer to Jesus when facing illness, isolation, or rejection;
  • live and give generously, even amid financial hardship; and
  • step out into faithful, fearless living as a wife, mother, friend or coworker—no matter the season of life or what lies ahead.

Thought-provoking study questions and an interactive journaling section will help take you even deeper in your quest for a more courageous, confident life, either on your own or with a group.

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About the Author

LaTan Roland Murphy is an award-winning author and speaker with writing featured in WHOAwomen magazine. She is the author of Becoming a Woman of Interior Elegance and coauthor of God’s Provision in Tough Times. She is also the founder of The Colors of His Love Women’s Conference. She and her husband, Joe, have three adult children and two delightful grandchildren. They live in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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This Mom’s Review

Thanks to Bethany Publishing House for the complimentary copy of this book. It was a refreshing reminder of how present God is in my life, as well as back in Bible times. Being able to relate to the women God placed within the pages of His word, His truth, was just what I needed. I mostly connected with three of the women’s stories. I see myself, and God’s presence, in such a new way. I am becoming courageous! As a result, I suffer less from anxiety.

I also discovered not having a willing and obedient spirit was keeping me from experiencing the courage God wanted me to have.

What I Liked Most About the Book

I enjoy being able to read the introduction, then skip to the women that sounded most like myself before going back and reading the others.  The introduction gives a summary of what each woman’s struggle was.

My Four Favorite Women of the Bible 

My favorites are obviously those I either related to or wanted to become more like.

Jael was decisive and seized the opportunities. While I am not decisive, I want to be. Reading about Jael has given me the courage to seek God’s guidance and make confident decisions.

Abigail was a faithful wife married to a selfish foolish man. I wouldn’t call my husband a fool and he’s only selfish at times but so am I. Yet, I see where I could stand to be more loyal in honoring my husband when I don’t agree with his decisions.

Jochebed surrendered her loved ones to God. I have difficulty doing that but she has given me a real-life example in doing so.

Shunammite Woman put others before herself. I often forget to do this as I seek to make my way through a task list rather than taking time for others’ needs.

While these are my favorite, there are wonderful lessons to be learned through the other lives shared in this book.

 

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