“Through her speaking engagements, books, and Bible studies Cynthia Heald challenges women around the world to become more godly. She is the author of numerous books, including Intimacy with God and the Becoming a Woman of….Bible Study series. Her passion is to help women walk more closely with God and live to their full God-given potential. Cynthia and her husband, Jack, are full time Navigator staff members in Tuscon, Arizona.”
“Society beckons us to succeed-to achieve excellence in our appearance, our earning power, our family life. God Himself also beckons us to be women of excellence. But what exactly is He asking? If you’re hungry for God’s perspective on success in a society that bombards you with conflicting demands, feed on the truths of God’s Word that you’ll discover in these pages. Not only will you learn to “approve the things that are excellent,” but you will experience the joy of becoming God’s woman of excellence. Extensively revised and updated for the thirtieth anniversary edition.”
This bible study was a great follow-up to the book I just read “In the Fields of Grace” by Tessa Afshar.
The preface of this book begins with the author reflecting on the life of Ruth. “While reading through the book of Ruth, I was struck by Boaz’s praise of Ruth: Now, my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence (Ruth 3:11) My immediate response to this passage was to ask , What made Ruth a woman of excellence?”- Cynthia Heald
Honestly, how do you become a woman of excellence? How do you become a woman worthy of God’s love and acceptance? Well this book is a great place to start. It is a great study to do alone or as a group. When I first received the book I was in love with it from the very beginning, so I discussed it with my bible study group and they loved it too! It has lots of good bible verses in it that really make you stop and think about life and love and being a woman of excellence! I love the story of Ruth and I love how much the author uses her life as an example.
I love how the author labels one of the sections as “Thoughts and Reflections from an Older Woman”. This author is very relateable and makes you want to read and interact with her. It is a minimal homework bible study which was nice. It even comes with a guide for bible study leaders to use! Super easy and fun study to do! It was enjoyable doing the study alone but it was even more fun when you have other women to relate to and study the bible with! Love, love, love this study! I have already recommended it to several people and I will definitely be recommending it to many more. Definitely one of my favorite studies!