I love reading the inspiring words of women that suffered through the persecutions of the early church. The testimonies of these women are so inspiring and build my personal faith. I marvel at the sacrifice and complete dedication they have. Many thanks for sharing these writings with us.
Pioneer women were amazing! In this second volume of the Women of Faith series, more true stories of pioneer women and their families unfold, often through their own journal writings. Many are new converts to a religion for which they are willing to sacrifice everything. Turley and Chapman have created a pattern of excellence in scholarship and ease of reading. Just as when reading their first volume, I look forward to reading these true life stories whenever I need a kick in the pants for whining or feeling sorry for myself. The sacrifice endured by these women who remained true to their faith is utterly inspiring. Keep these editions coming.
This is a fabulous book written by a fabulous author. I enjoyed the first volume of Women of Faith and am enjoying this volume even more! I can't wait for the third! :) Recommended to all my friends.
After receiving this as a gift, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was not familiar with most of the stories and accounts and I also very much enjoyed reading each woman's personal experiences in their own words. Extremely enjoyable and inspiring.
I loved reading of the faith and courage of these LDS women. Their stories motivate me to appreciate the many blessings and comforts of my own life. I particularly was touched by the emotions expressed in the excerpts taken from their journals. Their examples of enduring to the end are remarkable and give me hope in my own life.
This book opens a window to the past--I can see the similarities of life experiences, concerns, etc that I share with these women. It's a kind of comforting book--comforting that women's character has not much changed throughout history and also comforting that I do not have to go through the same trials that these women did!
Great read. I like to read chapter by chapter, for periodic inspiration.
This book, like volume 1, is filled with inspiring stories of faithful LDS women. Their struggles, though unique in some ways, ring familiar to those striving to live their faith. The words of many of these women, quoted from their own journals and other carefully researched sources (the chapters are complete with detailed footnotes), speak to the heart. This book can be read straight through or chapter by chapter in any order.