This book of short biographical sketches would be ideal for teaching youngsters about some of the heroines of the faith. The author begins by telling us:
“Not one woman in this book planned to become famous or change the world.”
Parker has chosen women of different eras, with different talents and passions, to illustrate how God can work through each of us to glorify Him and do His work in the world. These women had one big thing in common — they truly knew God and had a desire to follow His will for their lives. Some of them will be familiar to most Christians (Elisabeth Elliot, Fanny Crosby) while others were less well known (Pandita Ramabai, Phillis Wheatley). They faced obstacles of different sorts, and overcame them with the help of Christ.
Each sketch emphasizes a different quality such as strength, obedience, kindness or faithfulness, demonstrating how it was lived out by a particular woman. At the end of the sketch there an explanation of the quality, discussion questions and a Bible verse. This would be an excellent Christian book club choice for older elementary school or middle school students.
VERDICT: 5 stars. If you work with tweens, especially girls, you’ll want a copy.
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