Sunday, October 20, 2013

Fierce Women Book Review

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 About the Book

Do you ever get the idea that being a godly wife means you need to be a mousy doormat? Be as unnoticeable as a doorknob? Or have a personality transplant?

Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior, smashes that idea. No matter whether you're an extrovert or more introverted-Kimberly Wagner believes women are created to be a compelling force.

You may not see yourself as beautifully fierce or even slightly strong, but what if God has placed a powerful fierceness within you, within every woman? Kim admits her fierceness became a source of conflict in her marriage, but the relationship dynamic totally changed when she discovered her fierce strengths could be used to encourage and inspire her husband. She invites you to come alongside as she takes an honest look at a destructive relationship dynamic and casts a vision for the transformation God can bring to troubled marriages
. (Goodreads)

My Review
What a book! There is a ton of stuff packed into this book. This is one of those books you read multiple times to glean all of the little things from the pages. Kimberly Wagner goes straight to the heart of issues, with being a women, being married, sexual issues, and many other life topics. 
I think the thing that caught my attention the most with this book is the controversy in the wife's role in the marriage. This has always been an interest topic for me to read about and from personal experience. It has been very difficult for both of us to let go of our control and realize we are in this together. I love how the author tells her own story in the pages about her marriage. It's the little things that add up and start to destroy trust and a marriage. 
She writes something pertaining to each letter in the word APPRECIATION about your husband.
A-admire and affirm
P-put yourself in his skin
P-pray like you mean it
R-release your prisoner
E-encourage his leadership
I-invest in him
A- accept him
T- treat him like a man
I-intimate connections
O-only a word
N-never give up.

At the end of the book she also talks about the important of marriage especially about how it effects the culture today. Everyone says, "Why get married it's just a piece of paper?" Sadly I used to say the same thing until I learned otherwise. 
Young women, married and single need to hear stories like this, read books like this, and understand that there is more to life then the current moment. 

This was a great book and I highly recommend. Probably to women eighteen and older simply because of the topic, younger women might not get into this book as much. 

"I received this book from Moody Publishers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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