Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Review:Working Women of the Bible by:Susan Dimickele


About the Book:
As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we've been looking for?
Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the twenty-first century working woman? Can we actually find female mentors in the Bible--women who defied cultural norms and held positions of power and influence?
Working Women of the Bible confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.
- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=196#sthash.LQNPPiVK.dpuf
As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we've been looking for?

Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Working Women of the Bible confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.

About the Author:
 SUSAN DIMICKELE has been a trial lawyer for nearly 18 years and a mother for 12 years. Susan is the author of Chasing Superwoman: A Working Mom's Adventures in Life and Faith (David C. Cook, 2010). She has authored articles in both secular and faith-based publications, including, ''War of the Worlds,'' a recent article in Home Life Magazine (February 2011) that candidly discusses the need for common ground between stay-at home mothers and mothers who work outside the home. While Susan strives to be at the top of her profession, her greatest desire is to use her God-given gifts to be the woman he created.

As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we've been looking for?
Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the twenty-first century working woman? Can we actually find female mentors in the Bible--women who defied cultural norms and held positions of power and influence?
Working Women of the Bible confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.
- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=196#sthash.LQNPPiVK.dpuf
As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, Working Women of the Bible asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we've been looking for?
Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the twenty-first century working woman? Can we actually find female mentors in the Bible--women who defied cultural norms and held positions of power and influence?
Working Women of the Bible confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.
- See more at: http://www.bible.acu.edu/leafwood/pg.asp?ID=196#sthash.LQNPPiVK.dpuf
About the Author:
My Review:
 As women we try to find other women to look up to and hopefully in some way will be a mentor of sorts to us and our situation. Well in the book Working Women of the Bible, the author Susan Dimickele has researched it and found several women that would do that and much more. These are just any women out of the Bible. They are the women of the Bible that held spiritual or political influence or worked outside of the home. It won't be a study of all women from the Bible just 13 of the most influential.

 Beginning with Eve, the author points out that besides Eve being the one that sinned first she also had many other firsts that tend to get swept under the rug. She was the first wife, the first mother, and the first grandmother. The author also states that we know two things about Eve's work; it is good and she is equal partners with Adam. Alot of times people tend to think that Adam was suppose to be superior over Eve. But in Genesis 1:28, it states that God gave the command of being fruitful and to multiply and to have dominion over the earth to both of them not just Adam. The author feels like the command to work was given to both of them as equals.

Each chapter ends with discussion questions and notes. The book ends with a study on Jesus. This book would make the perfect Bible study for a group but it can also be used for an individual one as well.

**Disclosure** This book was provided at no charge for my honest review by ACU Press& Leafwood Publishers.