Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Working Women of the Bible by Susan DiMickele Book Review

Working Women of the Bible: Timeless Mentors for Modern Women by Susan DiMickele is a unique look at 13 working women who made a difference in their world and provide examples and principles for us to live by today.  Susan shares stories with passion, humor, practicality and understanding.  She goes beyond the story to discover the soul of each woman.  And she makes realistic parallels with modern day working women.  You will meet Eve, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth, Jezebel, Huldah, The Widow in Debt, Esther, Proverbs 31 Woman, Mary, Martha, Lydia and Priscilla.  These women of the Bible are true mentors for all women today.

This book took me by surprise!  I was highly impressed with Susan's perspective and retelling of well-known stories of the Bible about women I love reading about.  However, she dug deep to reveal "real" working women who faced challenges and frustrations that correspond to our modern life.  These women paved the way for all women to come.  She included both positive and negative examples and of course, the Timeless Mentor: Jesus.  Her writing style was like reading a novel.  I honestly couldn't put this book down.  And even though I am a Stay At Home Mom I realized that I truly am a working mom in need of a mentor to draw wisdom from.  I would definitely recommend this for a pleasurable and informative read.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from ACU Press/Leafwood Publishers as part of their ACU Press Bookclub Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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