Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God. In lively prose, Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus fifty incredible heroines of the faith. From Teresa of Avila and Anne Hutchinson to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten Boom, these admirable women live again under DeRusha’s pen. These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to us that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.
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Praise for 50 Women Every Christian Should Know
“This book is rich in inspiration and information. Reading it opened my eyes, broadened my vision, and challenged my faith. I highly recommend it to both men and women!” —Warren W. Wiersbe, author and former pastor of the Moody Church, Chicago
“Beautifully written, accessible, inspiring, and relevant, this book is a welcome reminder and celebration of the every day women of valour who came before us. It is a gift to the whole Church.” —Sarah Bessey, author of Jesus Feminist
“Fifty women who teach us that famous isn’t about how many people know your name and that brave often looks like pressing on even when you’re afraid. My daughter and I are both indebted to Michelle for introducing us to many women we’d never met before and are sure never to forget.” —Lisa-Jo Baker, author of Surprised by Motherhood
“In this thoroughly researched and well-written work, Michelle DeRusha invites us into the lives of fifty women whose stories are our stories. This book inspired me, challenged me, and made me feel so proud to be a woman who belongs to Jesus.” —Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol
“We are indeed surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses. In the pages of this book, Michelle DeRusha skillfully introduces us to the extraordinary women who lived boldly and bravely and who planted their feet solidly on faith. Their stories give the church today — men and women alike — a courageous and brave example of living faith and living out faith, the evidence of things unseen.” —Deidra Riggs, author of Every Little Thing
“I love it when a woman champions other women. Through Michelle’s stories, I am reminded of how our generations of women stand on the shoulders of so many giants in our faith.” —Idelette McVicker, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, SheLoves Magazine
FREE 50 Women Study Guide
This five-session study guide is perfect for small groups, women’s ministry/adult education classes or even for the individual who wants to dig a little deeper in this book.
Included in this Study Guide:
Five Complete Study Sessions – Each week is focused on a particular theme and highlights several women in the book.
- Session One: When “No” Opens the Way to a Bigger “Yes”
- Session Two: Obedience Isn’t Always Convenient or Comfortable
- Session Three: God Calls Us to Serve Right Where We Are
- Session Four: God Uses Imperfect People
- Session Five: Share Your Story
Conversation Starter Questions – A selection of questions related to the session’s theme and aimed at encouraging conversation and input from each participant.
Discussion Questions and Bible Study – A selection of questions related to the women highlighted in that particular session, prompting discussion of what we can learn today, as well as a discussion of select Bible verses that support the session’s theme.
Closing Prayer – A prayer based on the week’s theme that can be read aloud at the close of each session.