Thursday, July 16, 2015

5-Star Review of "How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom"

Review of How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom:  A Devotional Journal 

by Anita Higman & Marian Leslie 

18491988

How God Grows a Woman of Wisdom is the first release in a brand-new devotional series designed to enhance your spiritual journey. Featuring two hundred–plus devotional readings complemented by scripture selections and prayers, this lovely collection offers a powerful blend of inspiration, encouragement, and motivation for every area of your life. Touching on topics like beauty, blessings, conversation, joy, patience, prayer, relationships, work, and more, you will find yourself drawn ever closer to your heavenly Father as you meditate on each reading and open your heart and mind to God’s Word.

MY REVIEW:  The price of wisdom is beyond rubies.  Job 28:18 
        Each devotion features a lovely piece of insight from Anita Higman and Marian Leslie along with scripture and a short prayer that the woman can use to enrich her own prayer life.  An example is "We Have the Keys to the Vault" which uses Matthew 5: 14-16 "You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.   Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."  Anita encourages women to shine their light for non-Christians into "every dark crevice of this fallen earth" just as God has done.   The prayer for this particular devotion says:  "Jesus, help me to represent You and light the way for others in this dark, fallen world.   Thank You for Your saving grace.  Amen."  
       This devotional would be one that women can carry along in their purse or briefcase or on their kindle or smartphone in ebook version to read during their lunch break.  Each devotional is short enough that this could be accomplished.   I enjoy reading the stories of faith from these two Christian authors.  I find that it helps me to focus my daily quiet time with God and to pray for specific needs.  I know that I certainly need and desire wisdom in my own life and appreciate the assistance in gaining it.   
     I rated this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to Christian women to use to enhance their faith.   
      I received an ebook version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Authors:
Anita Higman

CBA best-selling and award-winning author, Anita Higman, has twenty-nine books published (several co-authored) for adults and children, and she has seven books coming out in the next two years. She won a 2011 RWA Readers Choice Award (first place) and has been honored in the past as a Barnes & Noble “Author of the Month” for Houston. Her latest coauthored book, Love Finds You Under the Mistletoe, was on the Nielsen’s best-seller list for five weeks for religious adult fiction and #6 on the CBA best-seller list for fiction (January, 2011). Anita’s novella, Once Upon a Christmas Eve, was given a four-star review in Romantic Times Magazine.

Some of Ms. Higman’s publishers are Guideposts/Summerside Press, Barbour Publishing, McGraw-Hill, Roman & Littlefield, Lillenas Drama, Abingdon Press, Standard Publishing, Bethany House, and Simon & Schuster/Howard Publishing.

A few of Anita’s books are Love Finds You in Humble Texas, Another Stab at Life, The Celestial Helix, The Love Song (co-authored), Pokeweed and Mrs. Gasp, Who Will I be For the Rest of My Life? (co-authored), and Big Book of Holidays and Holy Days. She also has contributions in twelve nonfiction compilations.

One of Ms. Higman’s co-authored books entitled, A Tribute to Early Texas, has a foreword by Elmer Kelton and has won a San Antonio Conservation Society Citation as well as a Westerners International Book Award. She was named a Favorite New Author in the 15th Annual Heartsong Presents Awards, and in the 16th Annual Heartsong Presents Awards her co-authored novel, Castles in the Air, was one of the winners in the Favorite Contemporary Romance category. Also Anita contributed to an animation script that won a Gold Remi Award.

Her novel, Love Finds You in Humble Texas, was chosen by Crossings Book Club and is now available in hardback and large print editions. Anita and the novel, Love Finds You in Humble Texas were featured on The Harvest Show, a Christian program with eight million regular viewers.

Ms. Higman has won two awards for her contribution to literacy and has raised thousands of dollars for literacy with her book, I Can Be Anything, while serving on the board of directors of Literacy Advance of Houston.

Anita Higman has written for radio, ezine, and advertising. She also cohosts a monthly blogtalkradio show atwww.InFaithNetwork.com which is a part of Reader’s Entertainment Radio and reaches an audience of 80,000. She has a BA degree combining speech communication, psychology, and art from Southern Nazarene University, and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers as well as The Writer’s View.
No picture or bio available on Marian Leslie.  

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