When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams, by Jill Eileen Smith, is a great book focusing on 12 women of the Bible, most from Genesis. This is a great book that would work nicely for a women’s Bible study. There are 12 chapters, each focusing on a different woman. The author writes her interpretation of what the Bible does not tell us of these women and how events affected them. Some of the topics covered are betrayal, emotional pain, regret, loss, rejection and broken promises. Some of the women covered in this book are Eve, Noah’s, Lot’s and Potiphar’s wives, Sarai, and Tamar I especially enjoyed how the author was able to bring to life how each woman could have felt. I appreciated that the author used multiple women in Jacob’s Life, his wives Rachel and Leah and daughter Dinah so the reader can see all sides of the family situation. The author not only gives us her thought on how the women felt, but she invites us to imagine with her, ponder the situation a little more and gives us questions to take our thoughts even further. The author helps the reader use the women’s situations and reactions to help realize God loves us and is using the trials in our lies to grow us into the women he wants us to be.
This is a great book, I really enjoy reading about women in the Bible. I received a copy of this book from Revell Publishing, this is my honest review.
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