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  1. This sounds like a wonderful devotion and a great tool to guide us in our everyday life. It is always interesting to be transported back into the lives of Bible characters. It sometimes allows me to better see the big picture and realize just how insignificant some of my problems really are. Thanks got the opportunity to win a copy.

  2. I went through 8 years of estrangement with my oldest son. Some of the darkest days of my life. We are in transition of our family bringing renewed for the first time in years I had both of my sons and their families here at home yesterday. My heart is overjoyed with gratitude this morning.

    • Oh, such joy for that restoration. Cathy, your words bring hope to me as I am in the grief-filled days of a daughter’s estrangement. I know that God can restore and heal, but waiting for it can sure be hard. I rejoice with you because I know the depth of pain you were in.

    • Much like Susan, I am in an estrangement with both of my sons for over 11 years, without any event or explanation. Thank you for sharing how your situation is being restored, Cathy.
      Throughout my journey, I have learned about strength through women of the Bible and would benefit from reading this book. Thank you.

  3. I would really enjoy winning a copy of this book. Thank you for sharing it online. Sounds wonderful!

  4. Great devotion for this morning. The book sounds like a wonderful way to get an ‘inside’ look into the lives of the women in the Bible. I would love to win a copy!

  5. “And this is the love story of Scripture from beginning to end: a loving God gives life.”

    Amazing story of hope and renewal. Each word calling me to read and witness each women’s story revealing to me insight to my own purpose.

  6. The women of the bible fascinate me. To see and hear everything they did!
    Mary is a favorite. To be the mother of Jesus! At the wedding where Jesus turned water into wine and she says ” do whatever he tells you”. I can almost see the anticipation/curiosity on her face as she waits to see what will happen

  7. beautiful. to put into perspective the pain of the mother, when we typically focus on the sins of the brother. And God brings joy to the faithful. Thank you for this wonderful perspective that brings hope!

  8. God brings hope and opens boundaries. Brief estrangements of any kind can take us away from those we hold dear, but in time healing can occur. Estrangements are a loss just like loss thru death. Bless those who have those family entanglements. Never give up hope that forgiveness is possible and healing brings your loved one back into the fold. Prayers to all !!!

  9. Our ladies at church are beginning a study on the women of the Bible next week. This book would be a great accompaniment to our study book.

  10. I loved that! God always steps through the darkness to have the last word. I’m so thankful for this, especially bc of the season I am in.

  11. I love reading the scripture stories about women, and how through their varying circumstances show their faith in God, and do God’s will. I would love to have a devotional to remind me that I TOO can be faithful, and do God’s will in my own circumstances. Thank you. God bless.

  12. I am so blessed to read and see how these women in the Bible manifest their faith through different challenging circumstances.
    They are great examples for me to emulate to remain steadfast in my faith.
    I would be greatly blessed to receive this gift to continue to trust the LORD through my personal circumstances. Then, I would pass this book to other women to bless and encourage them.
    May the LORD be glorified.

  13. This sounds like a wonderful devotional and I will be ordering it and if I win a copy it will be gifted.

  14. The writing in this book captured me from its first words! I could picture myself there, hearing those running footsteps and then the pain of the boy’s separation and the sadness of death. The descriptive vision of quiet and emptiness enclosed me in the tent with Eve. Oh, I so want to read more. Thank you thank you!

  15. God is so good. He has brought books into my life exactly when I’ve needed them most. I am a visual learner and love how the writers of this book painted such a vivid picture of Eve’s grief. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a sermon about Cain and Abel that focused on what eve as their mother must’ve gone through. God bless!

    • Paula, Thank you. I have always had a soft spot for Eve, perhaps because she is so routinely vilified. But who among us hasn’t had terrible moments that we wish we could take back? I have no doubt that she suffered greatly beyond Eden.

  16. Love the reveal of the hidden – in this bible story. My focus was always on the sin of murder. This article draws me away to consider Eve’s pain and disappointment both in her sons but possibly in her failure to as mom to reconcile her two sons. This is a beautiful story of Gods redeeming love. Healing Eve’s brokenness!

  17. I have competed several Bible studies about strong, God-fearing women from the Old & New Testaments. I have learned so much from them and about my own personal strengths and weaknesses. Great works from all of these dynamic women writers.

  18. God remembers me! Need reminding of that often. Courageous & faithful women of the Bible. Thankful for them all.

  19. Your preview drew me in.
    I love when the idea of an actual life lived is given for biblical characters.

  20. Shanna and Sherri,

    My girlfriend sent me this link to listen to this love story about Eve. What beautiful thought & I can’t imagine how painful it was for Eve to loose two sons. Then God gifted her with another son, Seth. What a loving God we serve!

  21. Sherri, & Shanna,

    This is not only a great devotional but a super teaching tool. I never knew how many children Eve had. It is always good to delve deeper into the characters in the Bible. It helps to understand them & the story better. Sounds like a good read!!

    Blessings 🙂

  22. Everything Shanna Noel creates is absolutely beautiful and will no doubt lead you to Jesus. I’m looking forward to this bible study on the women of the Bible, and I have been since Shanna announced it on her instagram ☺️ I think learning about the women who encountered Jesus is going to be so powerful and i’m excited to dive in! Thank you for creating another beautiful resource for us, Shanna!!

  23. I love learning about Bible women in all their different lives, faraway from my life. But there is so much to learn from each one. This book sounds exciting to read.

  24. Would love a copy of this book! As someone who has waited decades for the deep desire of my heart these words are incredibly encouraging. Reminding me that God seems me and God remembers me. I really appreciate the authors making the Bible stories “come to life” in a unique way. Thank you!

  25. Sherri, I loved hearing you talk about Jesus’s love for women! It made me go open my bible and read stories about the women who encountered Jesus. Especially the women at the well so good. I also really loved hearing you speak about Eve and you made me look at her story in a way I never have before. I love your heart for scripture and women. It’s really inspiring.