50 Women Every Christian Should Know

DeRusha, Michelle. 50 Women Every Christian Should Know. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2014.

SUMMARY:
50Giving thought, voice and knowledge about 50 Christian women who have boldly proclaimed and lived out their faith, Michelle DeRusha provides information in an easy-to-read format yet full of vitality. Meet such inspirational heroines of faith as Harriet Tubman, Susanna Wesley, Phillis Wheatley, Florence Nightingale and Mother Teresa. Who knew Josephine Butler watched her six-year-old daughter fall to her death, only to turn her grief into helping those less fortunate? Or that the untimely death of her fever-drenched son would encourage Harriet Beecher Stowe to finally write? Explore the lives of women every Christian should know…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Making it interesting and accessible, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know is filled with fascinating information. Each tribute contains a short introduction to the woman, followed by a brief history lesson, then how her faith was lived and finally, the impact on today. Surprisingly, though not a history buff, I found myself absorbing the pages and considering each legacy left to us. Definitely a book to be read and shared! Painstaking research must have gone into the writing of this book which was not lost on this reader.

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy 50 Women Every Christian Should Know from Baker Books for my honest review*

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