Divinity of Women: Inspiration and Insights from Women of the Scriptures

by Heather B. MooreS. Kent Brown,

Divinity of Women: Inspiration and Insights from Women of the Scriptures
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Scriptural history is replete with reports of strong women from all walks of life: from the humble handmaiden to the mighty priestess, each demonstrates the eternal truth of our divine worth. A thought-provoking celebration of the potential of womanhood, Divinity of Women explores scriptural accounts of women from each of the standard works—both those who allowed themselves to be refined by the challenges of life and those who chose not to turn to Christ in their moments of need. By linking scriptural women's experiences with modern applications, this powerful volume will inspire women to boldly confront life's challenges on the path to divinity.

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It's great to learn more about women in the scriptures.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

There is so little mention of women in the scriptures that it was great reading this and learning so much. There is actually more than I realized about women in the scriptures. They were amazing women who showed great faith and commitment. We can learn so much from their examples. We can also apply their experiences to our own lives. This book helped me see how to do that, and to see the divinity within myself and all women.

A Collection of inspirational women from the scriptures and how their lives apply to women today
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This inspirational book delves into the lives of women from the Bible and Book of Mormon and likens their lives to ours today, inspiring wisdom, faith, gratitude, perseverance, and testimony. From Sarah’s challenges in being barren, mocked by her husband’s concubine, and then miraculously blessed to Samson’s mother who received visits by an angel to help guide and raise her son in a wicked world. The book gives a glimpse into many valiant women’s lives: Rebekah (mother of Isaac and Esau) and her troubles with her children and how we can have hope even when our children go astray because we know God loves us and loves them too; King Lamoni’s wife and her transformation due to her faith and humble actions; Lydia (first convert on European soil from Paul’s teachings); Marcy, Mother of Jesus, the poor widow at the temple, Mother Eve, Abish in the Book of Mormon; Miriam (sister of Moses), Isaiah’s wife; Elizabeth (the mother of John the Baptist); Queen of Sheba, Queen Esther, Sariah (Lehi’s wife), and many others.

Each section covers a different topic, from the power of prayer, prophetesses, the importance of education, to women who have crossed the line and used their gifts to serve Satan in a spiritual imitation of God’s power. This book delves into the divine nature of women, portraying examples from the scriptures of women who have served the Lord and blessed the lives of others in Christlike service throughout the centuries. Not only is the prose beautifully written, but the pictures chosen for each section are gorgeous and touching as well. This is a book I will proudly display upon my bookshelf as a resource for lessons and inspiration in the future.

Inspiring!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is a great book that tells the stories of Old Testament, New Testament, and Book if Mormon women. It goes on to relate their stories to struggles and choices modern women face. I plan on reading it again to mark the passages I would like to remember. I highly recommend this book.

About the Authors

Heather B. Moore

HEATHER B. MOORE is the two-time Best of State and two-time Whitney Award winner for her historical fiction, the most recent being Esther the Queen. She is also the author of the nonfiction inspirational book Women of the Book of Mormon and the coauthor of Christ's Gifts to Women with Angela Eschler. Heather is a columnist for Meridian Magazine on LDS topics.

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S. Kent Brown

DR. S. KENT BROWN is the author of scores of doctrinal works and scripture commentaries, and he is the executive produce of the Messiah film series. His educational background includes a PhD in religious studies, and he has served as the chair of Ancient Scripture at BYU, the director of the BYU-Jerusalem Center, editor in chief of the Journal of Book of Mormon Studies, and associate director of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute. He currently serves as the New Testament scholar consultant for the LDS.org film vignettes on the Savior's life.

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