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368 pages
Aug 2007
Harvest House

God's Purpose for Every Woman: A P31 Women's Devotional

by Lysa TerKeurst and Rachel Olsen

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If you are looking for a devotional that is written by women just like you, give God’s Purpose for Every Woman a try. These daily devotionals are written by the same women who write the online devotions, “Encouragement for Today,” that more than 150,000 women have discovered and found helpful. The text of these devotions consists of stories from the writers’ lives, something they have been thinking about, or something they have personally struggled with. Such topics discussed include communication, planning “God-dates,” dealing with changes, and coping with worry. Each of the devotions includes a scripture passage, a prayer, and some application steps to follow.

Each of the contributing writers is a trained public speaker and a leader in Proverbs 31 Ministries. The various devotions are relevant to the women of today, as evidenced by the success this ministry has had with its online devotions. Some of the stories they share are funny, others are profound, but all of them share a blessing, a tool, a discipline, or something useful for the modern Christian woman. The devotions are short and sweet, which should be helpful for career women and busy homemakers alike. The application steps are easy to follow, yet can have surprising impact.

This book would make a wonderful tool for busy women to stay faithful with their devotions. It would also be useful to a women’s ministry group that wants to do devotions and have spiritual discussions together. Either way you read it, you’ll see that you are not alone in the struggles you face on your spiritual journey as you read about some ways to overcome those struggles that others have discovered. I recommend this book to any woman looking for a way to deepen her relationship with God and seeking to find camaraderie with other women looking to do the same. -- Shannon Potelicki,

Book Jacket:

Proverbs 31 Ministries touches the lives of 140,000 women daily with their popular online subscription devotions. Ministry president Lysa TerKeurst and devotion senior editor Rachel Olsen present this collection of heartfelt, insightful meditations selected to empower women to become fully devoted to God.

Each day’s offering includes a key Scripture, devotional, prayer, and application steps to refresh women with:

confidence in their God

support in their situations

spiritual life–savers for trials and transitions

nourishment for their daily living

grace and guidance for their relationships

The distinctive strength of these devotions comes from the varied voices and perspectives of more than a dozen writers who offer words relevant for today’s busy woman.