Book #13 Read in 2011: Twelve Extraordinary Women by John Macarthur
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
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Plot synopsis from Amazon.com:
"They were ordinary, common, and in some cases shockingly low-caste, yet each was made extraordinary by her life-changing encounter with God. Readers will be challenged and motivated by Twelve Extraordinary Women, a poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible's most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers at all ages. Inside this book, best-selling author and Bible teacher John MacArthur shows that the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today"
John Macarthur examines the lives and lessons learned from the following twelve women in the bible:
* Mary (the mother of Jesus)
* The Samaritan Woman
* Martha and Mary
* Mary Magdalene
John MacArthur does a great job of making these women's lives parallel to our current culture. Each woman has her own personality but all have lessons women today can learn from. I read this book for my bible study class and it prompted many good discussions. He also included many historical and cultural references that helped me appreciate the context of theses stories.