Sunday, September 2, 2018

Only One Life: How a Woman's Every Day Shapes an Eternal Legacy

Disclaimer:  I was given this book for the purpose of review.
Life keeps us running so fast and frenzied that we often lose sight of each day’s holy potential. Yet as a woman loved and called by God, your ordinary everyday matters more than you could possibly imagine. Your choices today shape the legacy you leave for future generations. You are part of a story that has existed long before you and will long outlast you. And you can play a unique and irreplaceable role. In Only One Life, mother-and-daughter team Jackie Green and Lauren McAfee invite you to join the company of women God is using to change the world. Through vivid portraits of women of the Bible, women of history, and women shaping the world today, you will discover how God multiplies seemingly small daily offerings of faithfulness. Come and see your own story reflected in the lives of women such as: Mary Magdalene, the first witness to Jesus’s resurrection. Catherine Booth, an early apologist for women’s rights and co-founder of the Salvation Army. Christine Caine, a contemporary speaker and human rights activist And other ordinary women who have done extraordinary things, including Harriet Tubman, Queen Esther, Lottie Moon, and Joni Eareckson Tada. Building a legacy through your “only one life” is not a calling for the elite few. It is a calling for you—as a woman with unique capacity to shape the future through your faith, family, gifts, and leadership. Only One Life will encourage and empower you to develop grit, grace, and the long view—able to change your world forever—starting today.

When we think of the heroes of the Bible it always seems our mind goes straight to the men of the Bible.  David facing down a giant of a man, Noah building a ark, Moses standing before the pharaoh and the list continues.   How often we forget the women.  We forget their bravery, their loyalty and even their sacrifice.  I love that this book highlights  women not only of the Bible, but through out history.  Brave who changed the world we small or big act at a time.  Women who faced impossible odds, yet didn't back down.  When I read this book I felt empowered and inspired.  It is a must read.  Our lives matter, even if I never have to be brace like Esther, loyal like Ruth or fearless like Mary I can still live a God filled life that inspires my children and those around me.  This book really drives that point home.  

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