By Michelle DeRusha
The inspiring tales of the ladies who helped to form our faith
Throughout historical past, numerous girls have boldly stepped out in religion and braveness, leaving their indelible mark on these round them and at the state of God. In vigorous prose Michelle DeRusha tells their tales, bringing into concentration fifty brilliant heroines of the religion. From Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Ávila, and Anne Hutchinson to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten growth, those admirable girls reside back less than DeRusha's professional pen. those attractive narratives are a effective reminder to us that we aren't by myself, the battles we are facing at the present time should not new, and God is usually with us in the middle of the struggle.
"This ebook is wealthy in suggestion and data. analyzing it opened my eyes, broadened my imaginative and prescient, and challenged my religion. I hugely suggest it to either males and women!"--[b]Warren W. Wiersbe, writer and previous pastor of the Moody Church, Chicago
"Fifty ladies who educate us that recognized isn't approximately what number of people comprehend your identify and that courageous frequently appears like urgent on even if you're afraid. My daughter and that i are either indebted to Michelle for introducing us to many ladies we'd by no means met ahead of and are certain by no means to forget."--Lisa-Jo Baker, neighborhood supervisor for (in)courage and writer of Surprised via Motherhood
"In the face of a few of an identical questions, temptations, and doubts we come across at the present time, those girls have been pioneers. Their tales supply the church of today--men and ladies alike--a brave and courageous instance of dwelling religion and of living out religion, the facts of items unseen."--Deidra Riggs, coping with editor of The excessive Calling and founding father of Jumping Tandem
"In this completely researched and well-written paintings, Michelle DeRusha invitations us into the lives of 50 girls whose tales are our tales. This ebook encouraged me, challenged me, and made me suppose so proud to be a girl who belongs to Jesus."--Jennifer Dukes Lee, writer of Love Idol
Michelle DeRusha writes a per thirty days column on faith and spirituality for the Lincoln magazine superstar and is a standard contributor to The excessive Calling and different on-line journals. She additionally writes approximately religion within the daily on her web publication at www.michellederusha.com. She lives along with her husband and their boys in Nebraska.
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50 Women Every Christian Should Know: Learning from Heroines of the Faith by Michelle DeRusha