Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Blog Tour: Walking with the Women of the New Testament by Heather Farrell

 Waling with Women of NT blog tour

Book Description:

Mary. Elisabeth. Martha. Lydia.

Some we know by name. Some we know only by their legacy of faith.

The scriptures tell us of the many men who figured prominently in the Savior's life. Alongside the Apostles were also numerous valiant and virtuous women who worked and worshipped, petitioned and prayed. Discover their stories in this unique and uplifting book.

Inside you'll find

Historical background information on the more than seventy women mentioned in the New Testament
Beautiful artwork depicting the lives and values of these women of faith
Charts and study tools to help you learn more
Stunning photography that will take you back to the early days of the Savior's Church

Filled with stories that will inspire you in your own efforts to follow the Savior, this unique book is sure to become a treasure in your home for years to come.

Book Review:

When I signed up to review this book my original thought was that this was going to be a quick read because really, how many women are in the scriptures? Wow, was I ever wrong, and happy to be so. Not only was I surprised by how big the book was, but I was shocked that there were so many women in the New Testament.
I can't even put in words how much I'm enjoying this book. Not only is it beautifully illustrated, but it really portrays the love that the Savior has for all of His children. I'm really enjoying how it explains somethings that I just didn't understand, and knew that if I could understand the culture behind it the scripture would make more sense.
I love how this book brings the women in the scriptures alive and makes them real to me and my everyday life. With the Christmas season coming up (really, I see Christmas stuff everywhere...) it was special to read about Mary and her struggles, and heartaches, and bravery, and faith, and courage, and love. This book gets me excited about the scriptures, and I'll admit I'm not well-versed in the Bible, and I struggle with reading it (I'm reading the Old Testament right now and it is slooooow going).
This is a beautiful book, and I'm glad I got the opportunity to check it out.

Walking with the Women in the New TestamentTitle: Walking with the Women of the New Testament
Author: Heather Farrell
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: November 2014
ISBN:  9781462114214
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.