LaHaye-Crouse Book a Top-Five Choice of Publisher

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The Strength of a Godly Woman – co-authored by Mrs. Beverly LaHaye, Founder and Chairman of Concerned Women for America, and Janice Shaw Crouse, Senior Fellow of the Beverly LaHaye Institute (BLI): A Center for Studies in Women’s Issues – has chalked up another recognition. Harvest House, publisher of the book, is featuring the book as one of its top five new books for women.

The book tells the stories of five Biblical women and analyzes each woman’s strengths from a Biblical perspective. Editors of the Conservative Book Club, which earlier made the book a Book of the Month choice, wrote: “Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary were all in the ancestry of Jesus. They all had gripping stories written about them in the Bible. They also have lessons to teach us today. The Strength of a Godly Woman gives us their story in a modern style and then, with concise Biblical scholarship, helps us understand their lives. LaHaye and Crouse remind us that every woman, regardless of her human failures, background or circumstance, can make a difference both in her own life and in the world at large. A thoughtful and inspiring book.”

Our postmodern culture tells women to achieve personal fulfillment through their own determined efforts. But when life falls apart, women (and men) need a different kind of strength – God’s strength. LaHaye and Crouse take the reader on a journey to see how to find strength and meaning in our circumstances when things fall apart. Vonette Bright, co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, said, “This is a book of encouragement and hope.” Kay F. Rader, former World President of the Women’s Organizations of the Salvation Army wrote that these are “stunning portraits of God’s way with His people.”

First, the book shows how God uses flawed and ordinary people to accomplish His purposes. Dr. Vicki Sheafer, LeTourneau University, said that the book is a “marvelous tapestry showing the height and depth and width of God’s redemptive power.”

Second, the book illustrates how God is constantly working in the smallest details of our lives to bring about His will and purpose for us – even when we don’t know that He is working. Mrs. Gordon Shannonhouse, Founder and President of Tapestry International, said, “These excellent teachers and storytellers of God’s Word challenge us to trust God in all circumstances.”

The book is available at most bookstores as well as through web stores. In addition, it is now available at Wal-Mart and other discounters and at carousels in groceries and airports. You can order the book through CWA’s web site bookstore by clicking here.