40 Unstoppable Women Who Changed the World

40 Unstoppable Women Who Changed the World
Sala, Harold
$14.99
Dive into 40 captivating stories of history's greatest women whom God used to change the course of time and the lives of those around them.

In 40 Unstoppable Women, author Harold Sala paints portraits of forty Christian women who were used by God to change the lives of the people around them. This book will inspire Christians and help them discover the path for their own lives. Stories told in this book include:
  • Joni Eareckson Tada
  • Corrie ten Boom
  • Susanna Wesley
  • Mother Theresa
  • Elisabeth Elliot
  • Amy Carmichael
  • Rosa Parks
  • and many more

  • These women's lives span thousands of years and several professions, challenging readers with the truth that God can work in and through anyone willing to serve him--even in the face of poverty, hardship, or disability. Sala features women who had an appointment with destiny and served others at great personal cost; he hopes their examples inspire others to make a difference, one person at a time.

    3 Key Features of 40 Unstoppable Women

    1. Concise and In Depth:


    Each chapter gives an overview of one woman's life and ministry, highlighting how her faith enabled her to persevere through difficult circumstances and serve God with her particular calling.
  • Personal Reflections:
  • At the end of every chapter is a "Take-away Thought" asking readers to reflect on what they have learned from the story and how these lessons are applicable to their own lives.
  • Practical Applications:
  • Includes tips to help the reader discover the path for their own life.
    About the Author

    Harold J. Sala holds a PhD in English Bible and has completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California, Fuller Seminary, Denver Seminary, Winona Lake School of Theology, and California Baptist Seminary. He is an internationally well-known speaker, author, and Bible teacher, and he has served as founder and president of Guidelines International, Inc. since 1963.








    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781628629651
    Publication Date: 
    2021-04-01
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    Authority of Women in the Catholic Church

    Authority of Women in the Catholic Church
    Migliorino Miller, Monica
    $16.95
    The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church elucidates the essential role women play in the covenant of salvation. With the support of Scripture, the writings of the Fathers of the Church, and contemporary theological insights, Monica Migliorino Miller explains how Christian women exemplify the reality of the Church in relation to Christ and the ministerial priesthood. While providing a fascinating response to contemporary feminist theology, The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church clarifies the meaning of authentic feminine authority so needed in the Church today.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781941447154
    Publication Date: 
    2015-05-27
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    Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them

    Bad Girls of the Bible: And What We Can Learn from Them
    Higgs, Liz Curtis
    $17.00

    Ten of the Bible's best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of this popular and unforgettable study with situations that sound oh-so-familiar.

    Women everywhere marvel at those "good girls" in Scripture-Sarah, Mary, Esther-but on most days, that's not who they see when they look in the mirror. Most women (if they're honest) see the selfishness of Sapphira or the deception of Delilah. They catch of glimpse of Jezebel's take-charge pride or Eve's disastrous disobedience. Like Bathsheba, Herodias, and the rest, today's modern woman is surrounded by temptations, exhausted by the demands of daily living, and burdened by her own desires.

    So what's a good girl to do? Learn from their lives, says beloved Bible study teacher and speaker Liz Curtis Higgs, and choose a better path. Whether they were "Bad to the Bone," "Bad for a Season, but Not Forever" or only "Bad for a Moment," these infamous sisters show women how not to handle the challenges of life.
    With her trademark humor and encouragement, Higgs combines a contemporary retelling of the stories of these "other women" in Scripture with a solid, verse-by-verse study to teach us how to avoid their tragic mistakes and joyfully embrace grace.
    Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun!

    Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780307731975
    Publication Date: 
    2013-07-16
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    Becoming Wife: Saying Yes to More Than the Dress

    Becoming Wife: Saying Yes to More Than the Dress
    $15.95

    Whether you are preparing to be or are already a wife, you likely are immersed in the external reality of marriage. But being wife is so much more: It's a call to holiness and a vocation of incredible significance.

    Becoming Wife explores what it means for a woman to fulfill this vocation. Catholic wife, mother, speaker, and author Rachel Bulman shares - like a friend over a cup of coffee - how being a wife is at once a calling and a purpose. The more a wife makes herself a gift to her husband, to her children, and to the world, the more she inevitably becomes the person God created her to be. She becomes more wife, more woman, more Christian. Thus, she fulfills her identity as a daughter of God and cultivates the soil from which her motherhood comes to fruition.

    By exploring the life of the Blessed Mother and the guidance of great minds in the Church, like Saint John Paul II and Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, this book unwraps the gift of becoming a wife and what it means to make a "total gift" of oneself through matrimony.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681926865
    Publication Date: 
    2023-06-19
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    Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God's Call with Purpose and Joy

    Becoming Women of the Word: How to Answer God's Call with Purpose and Joy
    Christmyer, Sarah
    $15.95

    Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (third place, scripture-popular studies).


    The women God called to bring his chosen people into the world were ordinary women who struggled with emptiness, oppression, infertility, and loss--yet who found strength and hope in God. In her first book, Sarah Christmyer--codeveloper of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program--pairs the stories of key Old Testament women with stories of women she has known to show us how we can hear God, say yes to his call, and share him with the world just as they did.

    Breaking open the scriptures to reveal the historical, cultural, and biblical context in which Old Testament women lived, Sarah Christmyer breathes new life into their stories and makes their lives surprisingly relatable. In the process, she shares stories from her own faith journey and the lives of family and friends to show how the same principles that turned ordinary women into heroines of the faith are true for our lives today.

    Each chapter of Becoming Women of the Word highlights the spiritual legacy of one or more women in the Old Testament. Their world was vastly different from ours, yet they faced the same questions we do: when we can't feel God's presence, where do we find help? When our world is collapsing, where is God? Why should we trust him? How can we trust him? Christmyer simply and clearly draws from the lives of these women important principles that help us to trust--even as we struggle with doubt. For example:

  • Through Eve, we learn to hold on to God's promise even when we fail.
  • Sarah reminds us to wait on God's timing to make us fruitful.
  • Miriam, the sister of Moses, shows how to lead by example.
  • Ruth and Esther challenge us to see womanhood as a gift.
  • Hannah and Judith inspire us to trust God even in matters of life and death.
  • These unforgettable portraits create a colorful mosaic of faith, encouraging us to mine God's Word for spiritual treasure and to pass on the gift.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594718779
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-02
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    By Dawn's Early Light: Prayers and Meditations for Catholic Military Wives

    By Dawn's Early Light: Prayers and Meditations for Catholic Military Wives
    O'Boyle, Donna-Marie Cooper
    $18.95

    This book is for every woman associated with the military, whether on land, on sea, or in the air and for all those at home who are waiting for their loved one to return or who are living on military bases, or struggling with the myriad of demands connected with military life.

    Best-selling and award-winning author Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle shines a light on these gallant, heroic women who carry on with great faith, hope, humility, and love.

    Traditional and original prayers, as well as teachings and inspiration from Jesus, Mary, and the Saints are woven throughout the entire book to give a powerful shot in the arm and to uplift spirits. This book will surely speak to the hearts of military mothers, wives, and women who are serving or have served in the military. It will also be a source of prayer and inspiration for anyone connected to the military the patriotic, and for anyone who would like to learn more about these courageous military women.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622824748
    Publication Date: 
    2018-02-15
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    Called by God: Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life

    Called by God: Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life
    Collins, Rachael Marie
    $19.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781945125577
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-01
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    Captivating Expanded Edition: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul

    Captivating Expanded Edition: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
    Eldredge, Stasi
    $19.99

    Sometime between the dreams of your youth and yesterday's to-do list, something precious has been lost: your priceless femininity.

    God has set within you a femininity that is powerful, tender, and fierce. No doubt it has been misunderstood, but it is there, and it is worth recovering. In this updated and expanded edition of their runaway bestseller, John and Stasi Eldredge vulnerably share their story and show you how to set your heart free and embrace life as a woman who is truly captivating.

    The mystery of the feminine heart was meant to be a good thing, a source of joy. But all too often, it becomes a source of shame. We almost universally feel that we are too much or not enough.

    This book combines timeless scripture with honest, heartfelt stories from women who have been there, too, giving you the encouragement you need to:

  • Discover the glorious design of women that God originally intended
  • Understand how Jesus restores the feminine heart
  • Heal the trauma in your story
  • Embrace the inherent power, freedom, and beauty that you already possess
  • As we grow older and our dreams are slowly pushed aside, we're told that we have to settle for a life of efficiency and performance, striving to be the women we're told that we ought to be and still feeling like we're failing. But it doesn't have to be this way. Let Captivating help you discover the woman you were meant to be.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781400225286
    Publication Date: 
    2021-03-02
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    Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul

    Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul
    Eldredge, John
    $17.99
    Every woman was once a little girl. And every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. She longs to be swept up into a romance, to play an irreplaceable role in a great adventure, to be the beauty of the story. Those desires are far more than child's play. They are the secret to the feminine heart.
    And yet―how many women do you know who ever find that life? As the years pass by, the heart of a woman gets pushed aside, wounded, buried. She finds no romance except in novels, no adventure except on television, and she doubts very much that she will ever be the Beauty in any tale.
    Most women think they have to settle for a life of efficiency and duty, chores, and errands, striving to be the women they "ought" to be but often feeling they have failed. Sadly, too many messages for Christen women add to the pressure. "Do these ten things, and you will be a godly woman." The effect has not been good on the feminine soul.
    But her heart is still there. Sometimes when she watches a movie, sometimes in the wee hours of the night, her heart begins to speak again. A thirst rises within her to find the life she was meant to live―the life she dreamed of as a little girl.
    The message of Captivating is this: Your heart matters more than anything else in all creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live. He offers to come now as the Hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live as a fully alive and feminine woman. A woman who is truly captivating.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781400200382
    Publication Date: 
    2022-08-16
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    Catholic Girl's Guide: Counsels & Devotions for Girls in the Ordinary Walks of Life

    Catholic Girl's Guide: Counsels & Devotions for Girls in the Ordinary Walks of Life
    Lasance, Francis Xavier
    $20.95
    The members of the Little Flowers Girls Clubsare sure to recognize the Maiden's Wreath of Virtues in this classic, on which their flower badges were based. Father Lasance explores in depth the virtues of the Catholic Girl, as personified by various flowers, with particular attention to that most precious possession: the lily of purity.

    However, this book goes far beyond simple lessons in virtue; it is truly a manual for the Catholic young lady from the middle years up to-and including-married life.

    Like its companion volume, The Young Man's Guide, the original book contained hundreds of pages of prayers, devotions, litanies and even a Latin Missal. Select prayers from this section have been placed at the end of each chapter and the rest have been omitted in order to make this valuable book available in a more portable and affordable format for today's Catholic girl. Due to this fact, this volume is considered abridged; however, all material contained in this edition is unchanged based on the original 1906 edition by Benziger Brothers.

    Beautifully illustrated with 17th century botanical engravings and Victorian art, this book is sure to be a cherished keepsake.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781936639175
    Publication Date: 
    2012-06-29
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    Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers

    Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers
    Cooper O'Boyle, Donna-Marie
    $11.99
    As an award-winning author, host of EWTN's "Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms," and mother of five, Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle is well aware of the difficulties women face today as they balance all their responsibilities and struggle to find time for prayer.
    This book will affirm women on their journey while celebrating the strength, dignity, and specific gifts of women in the context of the faith. Donna-Marie offers words of encouragement for women who are single, married, consecrated women, and single mothers, while straightforwardly addressing specific difficulties in women's lives, with prayers for stress, complicated pregnancies, and walking through divorce. Words from St. John Paul II, saints and mystics enrich the text with inspiration.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612619217
    Publication Date: 
    2017-05-02
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    Catholic Woman's Guide to Relationships

    Catholic Woman's Guide to Relationships
    Sweet, Rose
    $19.95
    Calling all Catholic women! Are some of your relationships stressing you out? Have you been deeply let down by someone you dearly love? Are you tired of recycled criticism or constant arguing? Hope is here. In this, her latest in The Catholic Woman's Guide series--all about relationships!--noted author Rose Sweet shares some of her "golden nuggets" that expose the roots of relationship troubles and how to finally be free of them.
    The Catholic Woman's Guide series integrates Catholic theology (Theology of the Body and teachings on contemplative prayer) with Sweet's unique brand of story and humor and will help you to find authentic love and freedom in all your relationships. In this third volume, The Catholic Women's Guide to Relationships, Sweet takes you through the doorway of Scripture to see how Jesus handled those troublesome people! Topics include:
  • Exposing the little ways in which we tend to use even the people we love
  • Learning to hear and speak another's emotional language
  • Changing poison patterns in relationships
  • Setting and enforcing healthy boundaries
  • Knowing when, how, and why to reinvent or even end a relationship
  • Embracing the power and freedom of solitude
  • Sweet also reveals the "Four Rules of Relationship" as the pathway not only to healthier, holier relationships, but also as a map into a deeper interior life with the God who desires a rich and intimate relationship with you.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505112252
    Publication Date: 
    2020-11-09
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    Catholic Woman's Guide to Romance

    Catholic Woman's Guide to Romance
    Sweet, Rose
    $19.95
    Calling all Catholic women! Has your longing for real romance never really been satisfied? Have you been let down by love or marriage? Are you tired of asking God for happily ever after? Hope is here. In this her latest in the series--all about romance!--noted author Rose Sweet reveals the truth behind flowers, love letters, and the deepest desires of the heart.

    The Catholic Woman's Guide series integrates classic Catholic theology (Theology of the Body and teachings on contemplative prayer) with Sweet's unique brand of story and humor and will help you to find and hold on to authentic happiness, love, and joy in every area of your life. In this second volume, The Catholic Women's Guide to Romance, Sweet takes you through the doorway of romance that leads deep into the "Interior Life." Topics include:

  • Expressing love in rites and rituals
  • Seeing romance in religion Lusting for love in ways that hurt us
  • Hearing the Bridegroom and saying "yes"
  • Understanding the meaning of Scripture
  • Unveiling the secrets hidden in the Mass
  • Sweet reveals the "Seven Stages of Romance" and points to the places we often get stuck or lost. Her most surprising secret of all will fill you with joy at the extravagant love God has for you!

    The Adventure awaits! Accompany Rose through the portal of romance to the Love that never fails!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505112245
    Publication Date: 
    2019-05-24
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    Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women

    Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women
    Mitch, Stacy
    $9.95
    Popular women's Bible study author Stacy Mitch followed the first book of her Courageous series, Courageous Love, with a book on the virtues, Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women. Stacy Mitch's Bible study explores how virtue can help women in their daily walks with the Lord and in everyday life. She focuses on the cardinal virtues (fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence) and the theological virtues (faith, hope, and love). As with her last book, Courageous Virtue is filled with scriptural teaching and the words of the saints, carefully laying a path to the virtues for all readers. Stacy's insightful study questions lead readers to carefully examine their lives in light of the virtues, and the book includes a leader's guide for group Bible studies. About the Series: Intended for individual or group study, our Courageous series examines the teaching of Sacred Scripture on women and the feminine pursuit of holiness for women of all ages and walks of life. Each book includes a leader's guide and study questions to help promote and direct discussion.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781931018005
    Publication Date: 
    2000-12-01
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    Daily Companion for Women

    Daily Companion for Women
    Kelly-Gangi, Carol
    $10.95

    The Scripture, reflection, and prayer for each day are especially suited to every woman who longs to enjoy a freer, fuller, and more faith-filled life. Spending a few minutes with these uniquely feminine thoughts each day will help increase a woman's capacity to love and be loved as only a daughter of God can be.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781941243930
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-01
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    Divine Mercy in a Woman's Life: Milestones Along the Way

    Divine Mercy in a Woman's Life: Milestones Along the Way
    Cooper O'Boyle, Donna-Marie
    $15.95

    Noted author and speaker Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has given modern women an important guide to letting the rays of Divine Mercy touch them, transform them, and flow from them to the world. Covering both blessings and burdens, Donna-Marie's survey of key moments in the lives of modern Catholic women will equip those looking ahead to these milestones and help guide the reflections of those pondering the past in their hearts to see all through the lens of Divine Mercy. Written with her usual loving, reassuring faith, Donna-Marie's book is the perfect gift for the women in your life.

    Noted author and speaker Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle has given modern women an important guide to letting the rays of Divine Mercy touch them, transform them, and flow from them to the world. Covering both blessings and burdens, Donna-Marie's survey of key moments in the lives of modern Catholic women will equip those looking ahead to these milestones and help guide the reflections of those pondering the past in their hearts to see all through the lens of Divine Mercy. Written with her usual loving, reassuring faith, Donna-Marie's book is the perfect gift for the women in your life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596145535
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-01
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    Empowered Wife, Updated and Expanded Edition: Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention, and Affection (Updated and Expande

    Empowered Wife, Updated and Expanded Edition: Six Surprising Secrets for Attracting Your Husband's Time, Attention, and Affection (Updated and Expande
    $18.95
    Can a wife single-handedly bring a boring or broken marriage back to life? This improved and expanded edition of Laura Doyle's acclaimed First, Kill All the Marriage Counselors features real-life success stories from empowered wives who have done just that--and provides a step-by-step guide to revitalizing your own marriage.

    Laura Doyle's marriage was in trouble, and couples counseling wasn't helping. On the brink of divorce, she decided to talk to women who'd been happily married for over a decade, and their advice stunned her. From it, she distilled Six Intimacy Skills--woman-centric practices that ended her overwhelm and resentment, restoring the playfulness and passion in her marriage.

    Now an internationally-recognized relationship coach, Doyle has shared her secrets with women around the globe, saving thousands of marriages with her fresh, revolutionary approach.

    Practical and counter-intuitive, the Six Intimacy Skills are about focusing on your own desires and transforming your own life--not bending over backwards to transform your husband.

    Incorporating these skills will empower you to:
    Attract his attention like a magnet when you relax more and do less
    Receive affection not because you told him to make more of an effort, but because he naturally seeks you out
    Feel more like yourself--and like yourself more

    If you've been trying to "fix" your relationship and it's not working, maybe the problem was never you, or your husband, or even the two of you as a couple. Maybe the problem is that nobody ever taught you the skills you need to foster respect, tenderness, and consideration.

    With humor and heart, The Empowered Wife shows you how to improve your relationship in ways you hadn't thought possible. You'll join a worldwide community of over 150,000 empowered wives who finally have the marriages they dreamed of when they said "I do."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781637742266
    Publication Date: 
    2023-01-10
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    Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed By Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture

    Extreme Makeover: Women Transformed By Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture
    Tomeo, Teresa
    $17.95

    Popular radio host Teresa Tomeo knows from experience that the self-image of American women is being distorted by pop culture. With its emphasis on youth, physical beauty, and sexuality, the secular media is encouraging women--and girls--to see themselves primarily as sex objects.

    A professional TV and radio journalist, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends in order to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church.

    So what are women steeped in the Hollywood and Cosmo girl version of reality to do? Undergo Tomeo's Extreme Makeover. With the help of this book, they can shed the toxic messages that objectify and enslave them and embrace the truth about being a beloved daughter of God.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586175610
    Publication Date: 
    2011-10-07
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    Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer

    Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer
    Shirer, Priscilla
    $17.99
    You have an enemy . . . and he's dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What's more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn't general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It's specific. Personalized. Targeted.

    So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer. With a weapon that really works. Each chapter will guide you in crafting prayer strategies that hit the enemy where it hurts, letting him know you're on to him and that you won't back down. Because with every new strategy you build, you're turning the fiercest battles of life into precise strikes against him and his handiwork, each one infused with the power of God's Spirit.

    New York Times bestselling author Priscilla Shirer, widely known for her international speaking, teaching, and writing ministries, brings her new role from the 2015 film War Room into the real lives of today's women, addressing the topics that affect them most: renewing their passion, refocusing their identity, negotiating family strife, dealing with relentless regrets, navigating impossible schedules, succeeding against temptation, weathering their worst fears, uprooting bitterness, and more. Each chapter exposes the enemy's cruel, crafty intentions in all kinds of these areas, then equips and encourages you to write out your own personalized prayer strategies on tear-out sheets you can post and pray over yourself and your loved ones on a regular basis.

    Fervent is a hands-on, knees-down, don't-give-up action guide to practical, purposeful praying.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781433688676
    Publication Date: 
    2015-08-01
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    Gaze Upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ's Childhood Through the Eyes of Women

    Gaze Upon Jesus: Experiencing Christ's Childhood Through the Eyes of Women
    $16.95

    What if you had walked beside the Virgin Mary from the Annunciation to the point at which she and Joseph found Jesus in the temple? How might seeing Christ as a child impact you and your faith?

    WINE: Women In the New Evangelization offers its second, six-week scripture study, this time following the infancy and early years of Christ as seen through the eyes of Mary and other familiar and imagined women in the gospels.

    Founder Kelly Wahlquist and ten other members of WINE uniquely blend scripture reflections, imaginative encounters, and visio divina "sacred seeing" with practical spirituality and discussion questions that will help you take a prayerful and creative journey through Advent and the Christmas season.

    Not much is known about the childhood of Jesus, but the Gospels highlight six key moments in his early life:

  • the angel Gabriel proclaiming Jesus' birth to Mary at the Annunciation
  • a pregnant Mary visiting her cousin Elizabeth
  • the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem
  • the presentation of Jesus in the temple
  • the flight of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to Egypt
  • discovering the twelve-year-old Jesus in the temple
  • Week by week, you will dig deep into each of the scriptural vignettes of Jesus' early life and grow in your faith as you learn about virtues such as humility, patience, charity, reverence, prudence, and courage.

    Each chapter uses an image that allows you to practice visio divina, the ancient practice of praying with sacred art. The images are included in an eight-page, full-color insert.

    Gaze Upon Jesus will appeal to women who want to deepen their relationship with Jesus during Advent. Contributors to this inspiring scripture study include: Alyssa Bormes, Sarah Christmyer, Mary Healy, Maria Morera Johnson, Stephanie Landsem, Elizabeth Lev, Joan Lewis, Deborah Savage, Kelly Wahlquist, Katie Warner, and Carol Younger. Popular Catholic media personality Teresa Tomeo, also a member of WINE, wrote the foreword for the book.

    As an individual or group study, Gaze Upon Jesus is a memorable way to encounter the God who sent his Son to show us his loving Father's heart.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594718298
    Publication Date: 
    2018-08-24
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    Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World

    Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World
    Swinarski, Claire
    $14.95

    Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (second place, gender issues-inclusion in the Church).


    Is it possible to be both a Catholic and a feminist? Claire Swinarski, writer and creator of The Catholic Feminist podcast, believes it is: "I'm a feminist for the same reason I'm bold and honest and sometimes ragey: because Jesus was all of those things."

    In Girl, Arise!, Swinarski reconciles the two identities by demonstrating the strength and abilities women have to share with the Body of Christ, the importance of women throughout the history of the faith, and how the love you experience through Christ and the Church can change you and the world around you.

    In Girl, Arise!: A Catholic Feminist's Invitation to Live Boldly, Love Your Faith, and Change the World Swinarski points out that while both "feminism" and "Catholicism" can mean different things to different people, both feminists and Catholics desire to make the world a better, fairer place. And she shows that by treating women with dignity equal to that of men--by calling them his friends and teaching them--Jesus acted as a feminist as well.

    With humor and sass, Swinarski addresses her frustration with the traditional concerns churches ascribe to women, as shown by the many talks directed at women focused on marriage and modesty rather than social justice. But she pinpoints the areas where modern feminism goes too far, arguing against abortion and exploring what it means to serve others rather than focus on our own needs first.

    Swinarski also tells the stories of holy women--including Vashti in the book of Esther, Sts. Thérèse of Lisieux and Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene, and the Blessed Virgin Mary--to show how their faith influenced their actions, even when those actions went against traditional norms and roles of women.

    You will be empowered to embrace your God-given abilities as you follow the women who have gone before you in faith who--by announcing Christ to his disciples, believing in God's promises, and being faithful in hardship--changed the world.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594718939
    Publication Date: 
    2019-02-08
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    Grace-Filled Moments

    Grace-Filled Moments
    Benkovic, Johnnette S
    $14.95
    A noted author and speaker guides women into a deep, rewarding walk in the Lord with "Grace-Filled Moments," a unique combination of Scripture, insightful quotations, Benkovic's own insights, and heartfelt prayers. It can be used for individual growth or small-group instruction.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0879738995
    Publication Date: 
    2001-03-01
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    Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life

    Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy with God in the Busyness of Life
    Weaver, Joanna
    $17.00
    CBA BESTSELLER - More than a million copies sold! An invitation for every woman who's ever felt she isn't godly enough, isn't loving enough, isn't doing enough.

    "Easy to read, personal, and well-written with a message much more than surface deep. Joanna probed, challenged, and encouraged me to live day by day as Mary in a Martha world."--Carole Mayhall, author of Come Walk with Me and Here I Am Again, Lord

    The life of a woman today isn't all that different from the lives of Mary and Martha in the New Testament. Like Mary, you long to sit at the Lord's feet . . . but the daily demands of a busy world just won't leave you alone. Like Martha, you love Jesus and really want to serve him . . . yet you struggle with weariness, resentment, and feelings of inadequacy.

    Then comes Jesus, into the midst of your busy life, to extend the same invitation he issued long ago to the two sisters from Bethany. Tenderly, he invites you to choose "the better part"--a joyful life of intimacy with him that flows naturally into loving service.

    With her fresh approach to the familiar Bible story, Joanna Weaver shows how all of us, Marys and Marthas alike, can draw closer to our Lord: deepening our devotion, strengthening our service, and doing both with less stress and greater joy.

    This book includes a twelve-week Bible study for individual or group use. A Study Guide and a corresponding ten-session video series on DVD or online are available separately.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781578562589
    Publication Date: 
    2000-07-18
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    It's Ok to Start with You

    It's Ok to Start with You
    Hogan MS Lcpc, Julia Marie
    $14.95

    Self-care is often misunderstood in our society. Far too many of us dismiss it as selfish pampering, and the results can be devastating for our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Real self-care is anything but self-indulgent. It's an essential discipline, rooted in the reality of who we are as God's beloved children.

    In It's OK to Start with You, therapist Julia Marie Hogan, LCPC, makes the case for making self-care a priority -- beginning with reclaiming your own worth. Based on her practice as a therapist, she offers deep insights into the reasons why we neglect to take care of ourselves and provides needed tools to change our habits of thinking and acting so we can show up fully in our lives and relationships. With step-by-step instructions for building a tailored self-care plan, reflection questions, and note-taking space, this book is the ultimate guide to becoming the most authentic version of yourself.

    "Julia Hogan offers a meaningful, faithful, and well-balanced approach to self-care that we all need as beloved children of God. For years, I've longed for a book to recommend to women that discusses self-care within the Catholic worldview. This is that book." -- Leah Darrow, author of The Other Side of Beauty

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Julia Marie Hogan is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Chicago. In addition to her work as a psychotherapist, she leads workshops and writes on topics related to self-care, relationships, and mental health. She is passionate about empowering individuals to be their most authentic selves. You can find more of her writing online at Verily. She completed her Master's in Clinical Psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681922058
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-01
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    Jesus Approaches: What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom & Joy from the Women of t

    Jesus Approaches: What Contemporary Women Can Learn about Healing, Freedom & Joy from the Women of t
    $16.99

    2019 Best Book Awards, Winner in Religion: Christianity
    2018 Catholic Press Association, 3rd Place in Scripture: Popular Studies
    2018 Independent Press Award, Distinguished Favorite: Religion Non-Fiction

    In Jesus Approaches, Elizabeth Kelly shares vivid stories of New Testament women whose encounters with Jesus freed them to flourish in life. The stories are supplemented with moving accounts from her own life, and from the lives of women like you, to demonstrate that sometimes the best way to find healing, strength, and wholeness in Christ is, ironically, to lead with vulnerability and openness.

    Ultimately, Jesus Approaches teaches that finding the fullness of life for which you were created begins with bringing your brokenness to the Lord.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829444728
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-01
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    Joyful Encounters with Mary: A Woman's Guide to Living the Mysteries of the Rosary

    Joyful Encounters with Mary: A Woman's Guide to Living the Mysteries of the Rosary
    Gallagher, Maria V
    $12.95
    Amid life's daily struggles, one can find true joy in encountering and loving the Blessed Mother and, in turn, encountering and loving her Son. We can relate to Mary as not only mother but friend, based on our mutual experiences with the mysteries of life. Joyful Encounters with Mary speaks of the power that can be unleashed when one surrenders to God's sometimes mystifying plan. While facing various challenges -- from birthing a baby to birthing a project -- we can experience a peace that surpasses all understanding and leads to incomparable joy.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596145603
    Publication Date: 
    2022-04-02
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    Language of Your Body: Embracing God's Design for Your Cycle

    Language of Your Body: Embracing God's Design for Your Cycle
    Valenzuela, Christina
    $18.95

    For most women -- whether single, consecrated, or married -- our menstrual cycles are present throughout a large part of our existence here on earth. We intuit that there is something strange, strong, and beautiful at work within our bodies. Yet that positive inclination is often at odds with what we have experienced personally or seen among our family and friends.

    What good can we find in our cycles, especially when we ponder the fact that both men and women are equally made in the image and likeness of God? The Language of Your Body delves deep into this and other groundbreaking questions, using the wisdom of saints like Hildegard von Bingen, Pope John Paul II and Thomas Aquinas to explore this unique, fundamental aspect of God's design for female bodies.

    Despite menstruation being labeled sometimes as a "woman's curse," the Catholic Church invites us to claim our cycles for good. This book is a beacon to all women searching for positive ways to integrate our menstrual cycles into our sense of self, our relationships, and our prayer.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781639660513
    Publication Date: 
    2024-04-08
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    Love Stories of the Bible Speak: Biblical Lessons on Romance, Friendship, and Faith

    Love Stories of the Bible Speak: Biblical Lessons on Romance, Friendship, and Faith
    Bream, Shannon
    $30.00

    Instant New York Times Bestseller!

    The Bible is full of "love" stories. But the Biblical idea of love is so much bigger than we imagine.

    Love is at the heart of the Bible. From the moment Adam declared Eve "flesh of my flesh"...to the sacrificial love of Joseph for Mary...to the deep friendship of David and Jonathan...to the abounding and never-changing love of God: The Bible is a love story. But it also redefines the way the world tells us we should think about love.

    The Bible reveals not just butterflies and broken hearts. In Scripture, we see God's beautiful design for the partnership of marriage. We witness friendships that cross all boundaries. We watch as families navigate the many seasons of life. Our guiding example for them all is the deepest, most abiding, foundational love ever known: God's unconditional love for His people.

    In The Love Stories of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream draws lessons from the good, the bad, and the ugly of Biblical romances, friendships, and families. She shows how God's love is often very different from ours, turning upside down our assumptions about life, relationships, and each other.

    The Love Stories of the Bible Speak reminds us that, no matter where we find ourselves, God's unwavering love will sustain and guide us. These insights into biblical relationships will uplift and encourage you, and reveal new dimensions to the most central Christian duty: to love God and your neighbor.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780063226050
    Publication Date: 
    2023-03-28
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    Made New: 52 Devotions for Catholic Women

    Made New: 52 Devotions for Catholic Women
    Blessed Is She
    $19.99

    How would your life change if you were certain of your identity? If you could know that Someone loves you, sees you, and wants to be close to you--just as you are? In this beautifully designed weekly devotional for women, you're invited to soak in God's Word to embrace your identity as a beloved woman made in God's image.

    Authored by Blessed Is She, a popular online community for Catholic women, Made New walks you through rich reflections of the Gospels, substantive Scripture for prayer through Lectio Divina, and prompts for spiritual growth. Over the course of 52 weeks, you'll uncover:

  • how deeply God knows who you are and loves who you're becoming.
  • why you belong to God's family.
  • what it means that your true identity is as God's beloved.
  • how your belief in God's love affects your identity.
  • how to follow God's plan for your life.
  • Made New is a thoughtful gift for the holidays, new year, birthdays, or for any woman who wants a stronger sense of self-worth, deeper peace in her identity, and a richer relationship with the God who loves her. Each devotional entry includes:

  • a Scripture reference
  • a devotion written by a Blessed Is She writer
  • prompts for reflection
  • beautiful, colorful pages with original art
  • You'll be made new as you journey through a year of thought-provoking devotions, inspiring personal stories, and heartfelt prayers. Experience life change as you're drawn into relationship with a loving God who is committed to your flourishing, advocates for you, and delights when you come to Him.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781400230242
    Publication Date: 
    2021-12-14
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    Magnify: pursuing virtue as a feminine genius

    Magnify: pursuing virtue as a feminine genius
    Brown, Kaylene M
    $20.00
    Magnify is a book of reflections on virtues geared to deepen a woman's interior spiritual life, so that her exterior life magnifies the Lord. Each day begins with passages from scripture, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, or the writings of female saints; then readers meditate upon a guided reflection. Women are asked to prayerfully take up an ascetic way of life for 3 months, to give more room to silence for listening to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. As we live a simpler life, we can more easily practice the virtues. The introduction offers particular mortifications to root out vices that so frequently blur our pursuit of holiness. This book is for all adult women, no matter her state in life, and may be read independently of the ascetic components.Virtues discussed are: humility, affability, gratitude, magnanimity, prayerfulness, docility, industriousness, zeal, modesty, moderation, foresight, and perseverance. Magnify was initially a response to Exodus 90, a valuable and worthy masculine spirituality endeavor, because women shouldn't do Exodus 90. But it's actually so much more than just that. It's a pursuit of virtue by meditating on the genius of women. God calls us all to be Saints. We women are invited in a particular way to Magnify the Lord like Mary! Prior knowledge of Exodus 90 is not at all relevant for a woman reading Magnify. More details can be found on the mag90 dot com website.

    "Women who commit to the daily discipline, prayer, and reflections found in "Magnify: Pursuing Virtue as a Feminine Genius" will find great spiritual refreshment and opportunities to grow in their friendship with Jesus. I think the 90-day program found in this book would be a good spiritual project for a parish women's group or for any individual desiring to discover her own "feminine genius." I heartily recommend this book for such use in the Archdiocese."- MOST REV. JOSEPH F. NAUMANN, ARCHBISHOP OF KANSAS CITY, KS
    imprimatur granted 2/22/2023

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781652329916
    Publication Date: 
    2019-12-29
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    Manual for Women

    Manual for Women
    Bean, Danielle
    $29.95
    Manual for Women is for women who seek to grow closer to Christ and his Blessed Mother, for women who seek to discover or rediscover what it means to be a woman after God's own heart.

    In Part I, noted Catholic author Danielle Bean, using examples from Scripture, the lives of the saints, and modern life, reminds women of today to embrace and cultivate their distinctive gifts:

  • Receptivity, or an openness and welcoming spirit toward others.Sensitivity, or an ability to see and understand the needs and feelings of others.
  • Compassion, or an instinct to suffer with and alleviate the suffering of others.
  • Beauty, or the recognition that the female body is a reflection of her great capacity for nurturing, whether she ever becomes a mother physically or not.
  • Generosity, or an extraordinary capacity for self-giving love.

  • She also reminds readers that they will embrace those gifts most perfectly if they imitate that most immaculate of women, Mary of Nazareth. Bean concludes with practical advice which every woman, whatever her state in life, will benefit from.

    In Part II, readers will be nourished by the depth and richness of the Catholic tradition's teaching on women. Church documents, wisdom of the saints, relevant passages from Scripture, wisdom from today's Catholic women, prayers, and hymns will inspire, delight, and edify women, young and old, single and married, consecrated to God in the religious life or a member of the laity.

    Now, perhaps more than ever, women need to be women. But what it means to be a woman has been so distorted by the various ideologies that the modern world imposes. Manual for Women serves as a reminder to women that authentic femininity (and, yes, authentic feminism) springs from an embrace, rather than a spurning, of the great and unique gifts God has bestowed on them, whether they be married or single, in religious life or a laywomen, a homemaker or a women who works outside the home, or, as so many women in today's hectic world are, some combination thereof!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505113013
    Publication Date: 
    2019-04-02
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    Mary Teach Me to Be Your Daughter: Finding Yourself in the Blessed Mother

    Mary Teach Me to Be Your Daughter: Finding Yourself in the Blessed Mother
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781954882119
    Publication Date: 
    2023-07-21
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