Advice books are no short-lived trend. They continue to top bestseller lists even though much of the “wisdom” being offered proves shallow in the long run. People are looking for practical, proven advice for life and the book of Proverbs is the wisest place to start. Unpacking the book of Proverbs, Lydia Brownback shows how the Bible speaks to real life issues such as money, purity, marriage, and the day-to-day grind. Writing with a familiar yet knowledgeable tone, Brownback draws in the busiest of readers and asks realistic questions for personal reflection or group study. This well-conceived, twelve chapter book contains three parts: What Is Wisdom and Why Does It Matter? Six Things Wise Women Know A Portrait of Wisdom A Woman’s Wisdom gives women—a way to be wise, to know the very Author of wisdom, and to understand how to apply his relevant, riches.
A Socioeconomic Reading of Proverbs 1–9 and 31:10–31
Author: Christine Roy Yoder
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.
Whether your heart is burdened or bursting with joy, nothing satisfies quite like talking things over with another woman. Regardless of the paths our lives take, all women are "sisters"-we speak a common language; we share a universal bond. Because the hopes and dreams that both burden and give flight to a woman's heart dwell within all of us, we create relationships that are intensely rich, precious and prized. Thus, we comfort and encourage each other; we help each other through life's ups and downs; we know each other's experiences as if they were our own; we are a blessing to each other. As this book of beautiful, inspirational life lessons reveals, sharing the experiences of our lives imbues us with a wisdom the soul reveres: Nothing happens without God's permission.
Wisdom of A Woman is a book of poetry. As its name implies, each poem conveys a message of wisdom. She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. (Proverbs 3:15 KJV) This book of wisdom is a priceless and timeless gift of love from one womans heart to a needy world. Each of the one hundred poems was written to enlighten, enthuse, humor, and inspire the reader. The topics included are: love, marriage, death, children, church, state, war, and more. Although it was written to the reader, the author used poetry as a source of relief from lifes trials. The book was purposefully written in a clear, concise voice, to attract readers of all ages, geographical locations, and socio-economic backgrounds. Enjoy!
A Woman's Way to Wisdom is a journey of self discovery and, like any good thriller, is full of twists and turns. Your reward at the end of this journey is to find the woman you know you can be. You will gain a new and deeper understanding of yourself and an increased ability to share that understanding with those around you. This book helps w...
Freeing Yourself to Live Passionately and Age Fearlessly
Author: Pat Samples
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Enormous rewards await you when you learn to trust and respect your body. This revolutionary guide to the second half of life goes way beyond the usual anti-aging recipes for fitness and healthy eating. Practical exercises, fun activities, and inspiring stories will help you tune in to your inner wisdom and discover your own natural source of confidence and satisfaction. Through mindful attention to your body's stories, you'll learn core emotional and spiritual lessons that foster authentic, integrated living. You'll learn how to find meaning from your experiences, which makes it easier to resolve lingering or painful issues. As you feel more at home in your body, you'll feel a renewed sense of passion and creativity—and rediscover your own innate beauty, wisdom, and power. Praise for The Secret Wisdom of a Woman's Body "A wise, passionate guide for women facing the challenges of aging. It offers practical methods and inspiring stories to help you deepen your appreciation of yourself and find your innate resources for healing and growth within your body." —Judith Blackstone, author of The Enlightenment Process "A fascinating book and journey in getting to know your body—its secrets, treasures, and potential—across the life cycle." —Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center on Aging, Health & Humanities at the George Washington University and author of The Creative Age
Wisdom is a woman. That is not just my opinion or some new academic theory. Wisdom is a woman because the Bible tells us so. It tells us that wisdom is more than just a benefit or a characteristic. In the Bible, wisdom is sometimes a person. When so personified, wisdom is always a woman. Sometimes she is Lady Wisdom. Sometimes she is Madame Insight. Most often she goes incognito; yet the shadow she casts is always a female form. Perhaps it is this very tendency to eschew the spotlight that has allowed us to overlook her for so long. It has not helped that pastors, theologians, and Bible scholars have historically been men. And much of Scripture chronicles God’s interaction with men, not women. But what if this centuries-long focus of and on men has had a subtle influence on Christian orthodoxy? What if some passages in Scripture remain unexplored, as undisturbed as the thick layer of dust that covers the top of every refrigerator in America? Wisdom Is a Woman examines just such dust-laden biblical passages. This is a journey of discovery that helps us look at things we thought we knew with fresh eyes. Luckily for us, we do not take this journey into dusty cupboards and overgrown gardens alone. Our guide throughout is Lady Wisdom, a formidable dame who knows every stone, tree root, and hidden pitfall along the way. She will take us back to the very beginnings of our world. We will focus for a time on Biblical women, from Eve to Priscilla. We will examine women in a general sense, looking for clues in our study of wisdom. We will visit the Proverbs 31 woman and tour Lady Wisdom’s academy. Our journey will compare the lives and work of two wise Biblical men and end with a step-by-step correlation between women and wisdom.
In the critically acclaimed best-seller,Women's Bible Commentary, an outstanding group of women scholars introduced and summarized each book of the Bible and commented on those sections of each book that have particular relevence to women, focusing on female charecters, symbols, life situations such as marriage and family, the legal status of women, and religious principles that affect relationships of women and men. Now, this expanded edition provides similar insights on the Apocrypha, presenting a significant view of the lives and religious experiences of women as well as attitudes toward women in the Second Temple period. This expanded edition sets a new standard for women's and biblical studies.