Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Working Women of the Bible {Timeless Mentors for Modern Women} by Susan DiMickele

Book Description:  As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we ve been looking for?
Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the twenty-first century working woman? Can we actually find female mentors in the Bible--women who defied cultural norms and held positions of power and influence?
Working Women of the Bible confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.

My Thoughts:  I love the honest and openness of this read!  Susan DiMickele begins the introduction of this book with this honest statement, "If you're looking for a trendy Bible study for women, please move on.  You will be sorely disappointed in this book."   I like authors who are simply themselves.  
Susan writes about a topic that "hits" all modern women, working!  But she writes with a flair of humor, too.  For example she begins chapter with "Don't be too hard on Eve,  After all, she has to go first. . . Adam is the only game in town."  Okay, I laughed here.  
As women, aren't we all working women?  As single women we work jobs to support ourselves, then when we marry we either work at home or we work both at home and at another job.  It seems that we, women, are always working.  Susan brings out the good in women working and our mentors from the Bible who also had to work.  
Women like Queen Jezebel (very interesting), the widow with the mite, Esther, Mary the Mother of Jesus, and Martha just to name a few.
Chapter Eleven, Martha the Workaholic, describes many of us.  I gleaned from this chapter that as workaholics some of us women are working for significance when the true significance is simply letting Jesus carry our load.
This book also has Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter for the reader to write down thoughts from her readings.
This is wonderful book for all women.  
*This book was provided for review by ACU Press & Leafwood Publishers*
About the Author:
I'm an author who writes about the working mom's stuggle to live out an authentic faith in a complex and fast-paced world. Join me for the Working Mom's Devotional every Friday! 
  • Visit Susan's page Here!
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Leafwood Publishers (March 12, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891124144
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891124146

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