What does it mean to be a woman? What does it mean to be a woman who loves God and wants to serve him? Amidst all the questions, frustrations and controversies that women battle with today, these are the really key questions. And in Woman of God, Terry Blowes takes us on an exhilarating journey through the Bible to find answers. She writes:
"In preparing these studies I wanted to help the Christian woman clarify her identity, based on her relationship with God, and as a result of this, to be able to develop her values and priorities with a greater sense of confidence and security. It is impossible to respond to all of the questions and difficulties that being a woman today poses. But if a woman has a clear idea of her identity, her priorities and what is of greatest importance, she can make her life decisions more easily and with greater success. We will never be able to solve all that causes us pain—individually, in marriage, in the family and the church—because all are affected by the fallen world in which we live. There are no easy answers. For this reason it is necessary that our confidence rests completely in our mighty, loving God, and that our hope is fixed on his glorious return."
This set of eight Bible studies by former CMS missionary Terry Blowes is of enormous help to Christian women in working through what the Bible says, and changing their attitudes and behaviour to become like Christ. An ideal guide for individual Bible study or for use in small groups.
Table of contents:
Topical Bible Studies are a bit like a guided tour of a famous city. They take you on a tour through the Bible, looking at material related to the topic (in this case, prayer), helping you to know where to start, pointing out things along the way, suggesting avenues for further exploration, and making sure that you know how to get home. Like any good tour, the real purpose is to allow you to go exploring for yourself—to dive in, have a good look around, and discover for yourself the riches that God’s word has in store.
In other words, these studies aim to provide stimulation and input and point you in the right direction, while leaving you to do plenty of the exploration and discovery yourself.
These studies are like a tour of a famous city in another sense—they don’t hope to look at everything; just the impor- tant things. We can’t cover in detail everything the Bible says on a given topic, but we do aim to finish our tour without having missed any significant landmarks.
We hope that these studies will stimulate lots of interaction—interaction with the Bible, with the things we’ve written, with your own current thoughts and attitudes, with other people as you discuss them, and with God as you talk to him about it all.
The studies contain five main components: