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

by Heather B. Moore, S. Kent Brown

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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.

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 an emeritus professor of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University and is the former director of the BYU Jerusalem Center in Near Eastern Studies. He is the author of Mary and Elisabeth: Noble Daughters of God, as well as many other books and articles. In the world of documentary films, he was the executive producer of Journey of Faith, Journey of Faith: The New World and Messiah: Behold the Lamb of God.

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Divinity of Women
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I've been reading bits and pieces of this book on Sundays after I get home from church. Mainly to learn more about these incredible women from the scriptures, but also to keep the spirit of the day with me. I am blown away by the absolute beauty of this book and the time and research it must have taken to write. I have always been impressed with Heather Moore, but this book brought her to a whole new level of awesome.

As much as I loved the entire book, the conclusion was my favorite.

By studying women who have gone before us and how, with heaven's help, they have handled their various callings and duties, both small and lofty, women find strength and comfort in the fact that they are not alone in their duties and responsibility of making correct choices. (page 109)

I often feel the overwhelming burden of being a mother in these times and my responsibilities to my family. In reading this book, I am reminding of the powerful examples of those who came before me, that they had a lot more to bear than I, and if I but hold true to my Heavenly Father and His plan, I will overcome as well.

5 out of 5 stars. The book itself is lovely to look at with lovely pictures, and typesetting that adds so much.

A must read book for women everywhere
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I love reading books that teach you about women of the scriptures. It doesn't seem that there are all that many and a lot of times you don't even know their names, but there is a lot to learn form the amazing women talked about in the scriptures. This book was really great, I love that it talks about women in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I really loved that I was able to see, through reading about women in the scriptures, divinity within myself. This book is a must read book for women everywhere.

Beautiful book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I loved the vignettes of the women in the scriptures even some only mentioned in one verse. We can learn lessons from each one.

Excellent, uplifting read-both educational and inspirational
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is a fantastic book, I absolutely loved it! I was so inspired and uplifted reading it, I learned a lot of interesting things about women I knew about already like Rebekah and Sarah but I also learned about women I was previously unfamiliar with like the mother of Samson and Huldah. It was an educational book, but so much more than that. It was a powerful, moving message to women of their powerful place in God's plan, as well as the gentle and loving ways they can impact many. I am so proud of my womanhood and my divine purposes! It wasn't so deeply doctrinal that it wasn't enjoyable to just sit and read in my spare time, but not so surface level that I felt I didn't glean anything from it. Basically, the perfect balance! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to learn more about the women in the scriptures, or just anyone looking to be taught and uplifted! Excellent read!

A real treasure
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Divinity of Women
By Heather B. Moore & S, Kent Brown
In short, I loved this book, I loved the art-work and I loved the message. This is a book that should be in the home of every woman, so that she can recognize how far reaching her influence may be.
By reviewing women of scripture we can find a path way to becoming women of faith. This book is a treasure that celebrates the influence of women throughout ancient times. Some women of scripture used their power and influence for good and saved nations like Queen Esther, And others like Jezebel become synonymous with evil and wanton influence.
This book has amazing art work that is soothing and beautiful. No matter the day you are having you can find the story of an ancient woman and see her example so that you can be uplifted. These women faced lives with severe trial and found joy. When making bad choices they suffered sorrow and personal destruction. And each woman made an enormous difference in the welfare of her family members.
Few women will find their contributions listed in great volumes of scripture but it doesn’t lessen the influence we each have, whether we be married, widowed, sisters, aunts, mothers, or daughters.
Reading this book will reaffirm that the Lord is mindful of us.

Inspiring Book on Women of the Scriptures
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Divinity of Women is a beautiful book filled with the glorious women of the scriptures, both the Bible and The Book of Mormon. Gorgeous, full-color illustrations bring these women to life as Heather and her scriptural historian father, S. Kent Brown explain the trials these women faced and how they showed their divinity.

Interesting to note is that this book also focuses on those women who were wicked and made poor choices and how the scriptures show us the direct suffering for their unrighteousness.

Most important is how this book illustrates what true divinity is--coming unto Christ. Reading about each of these women is inspiring and uplifting because even though our day seems so far removed from their experiences, we can see from their example how powerful a divine woman can be with an influence of good.

Beautiful Reminder & Inspiration for Women Everywhere
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book was beautiful. It was beautifully written and contained a more beautiful message. It was a wonderful reminder that women from all walks of life have purpose and divine potential. It was inspiring to me to learn about so many women in the scriptures that have done things both fantastic and difficult. Each woman received help and guidance from God, and the authors continually remind the reader that she can receive that same guidance if living worthily. Page 111 has this quote that summarizes the message of this book perfectly: "To the point, modern women have a calling that supersedes any who's who list and tops every worldly accolade: they are divine women. They are noble daughters of God."

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.

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.

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.

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