Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God

Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God These are the stories of five ordinary women Sarah Edwards Lilias Trotter Gladys Aylward Esther Ahn Kim and Helen Roseveare who trusted in their extraordinary God as he led them to do great things

  • Title: Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God
  • Author: Noël Piper
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  • Page: 432
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • These are the stories of five ordinary women Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare who trusted in their extraordinary God as he led them to do great things for his kingdom No l Piper holds up their lives and deeds as examples of what it means to be truly faithful Learning about these women will challenge readers to make a diffThese are the stories of five ordinary women Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare who trusted in their extraordinary God as he led them to do great things for his kingdom No l Piper holds up their lives and deeds as examples of what it means to be truly faithful Learning about these women will challenge readers to make a difference for Christ in their families, in the church, and throughout the world.

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    1. A beautiful, refreshing, sobering, startling and challenging read. This is a book that will make you wonder about the God to whom these women dedicated their lives. Even as a believer, I am inclined all the more to ask "what is it that makes people love Jesus to such extents?" Whatever it is, I want to know. Perhaps it is because I myself am in a dry spell, but, O how I long to know! That's why this is a good book. It leaves me with a hunger to be as these women. A faithful woman with whom the e [...]

    2. I first read this book 6 years ago and just finished reading it with a group of ladies at my church. I think it was something about reading it with others but I got more from it than I did the last time. Either way it is an excellent book, focusing more on the extraordinary God than the faithful women whom God used in his kingdom. There are five ladies, most of them missionaries, some of them little known. The last chapter on Helen Roseveare who was a missionary to Congo was my favorite. Here's [...]

    3. John Piper talks about the importance of having living and dead Christian heroes of the faith, this book helps you find some of those heroes. It's a fun read, perfect for the end of a busy day :D It's also available in ebook version from Desiring God for free :D

    4. Informative and educational stories. I appreciated that the author took stories from sometimes very different times and contexts and included a section on what all of us might learn from them.

    5. This is a book of five short biographies of “giants of the faith.” The stories and information are all largely taken from primary sources with a lot of direct quotes. I enjoyed receiving an introduction to these incredible women and how they sought to serve God. The tone was a bit dry and didn’t keep my attention, but I’m glad I picked this up. Each story ended with Piper’s reflection on how these lives can speak to us. This was the best and most inspiring part of the book.

    6. One can appreciate the dedication and the deep trust in God displayed by the women described in the book. Each story provided an interesting sketch in a particular time in history, but the underlying theme throughout is that each woman was grounded in a sure faith in Christ and lived a life that was determined to do all that was possible to glorify Him with her life.

    7. Definitely a “heavier” read. I had to spread out and digest each section before moving on. Inspiring, convicting and encouraging.

    8. Thank you Mrs Piper for such a treasure! If you are like me and love reading biographies of ordinary Christians who made themselves available so the Lord could do exploits through them, then you will certainly love this book. This is the biography of five ordinary women, who lived in different eras in history and in different countries who were willing to be used by God in extraordinary ways. The women are:Sara Edwards - A true Titus 2 woman who selflessly supported the ministry of her husband, [...]

    9. Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary GodBy Noel PiperThe author begins the journey of five women missionaries’ lives by quoting Jim Elliot “Missionaries are very human folks just doing what they’re asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody”. That is the crux of this entire book. Mrs. Piper notes that there are many “ordinary” people who are willing to step out of their comfort zone into all kinds of dangerous places just to share the love of Christ. Mrs. Piper writ [...]

    10. I cannot speak highly enough of this book and the way it spoke to my heart. The stories of these women greatly touched me and were timely for things that have been going on in my life. I learned so much from the women who lived faithfully where they were doing what God had called them to do, even in the midst of pain, suffering and everyday life. God spoke directly to my heart about His character and His way. Three of the women in this book were missionaries in other countries, which encouraged [...]

    11. This is more like 5 little books in 1 since they are mini bios on five ordinary women whose only claim is their faithfulness.How wonderful!Out of the five women my two favorites were Gladys Aylward and Helen Roseveare. I loved Gladys because you see how God can use people who do not seem to have "all the requirements," and I love how Gladys's approach was just all in!I loved Helen because she was so honest about her sin, her constant failures, her burnouts I could empathize. **plus these two are [...]

    12. This book is made up of 5 different short stories of real, faithful Christian women - Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare.Their names may not ring a bell like the names Britney Spears & Paris Hilton, but these women left an imprint on the world by their dedication to live an obedient, God-centered life. It's always nice to read biographies because it gives me a bigger perspective on how God was able to transform the lives of ordinary people. It' [...]

    13. Great book. I was encouraged by the sacrifice and daily walk with their God, the God Almighty. It showed the rewards of their daily life of faith. For instance, Sarah Edwards The legacy left by the Edwards family demonstrates the effect of a gospel-centered home. Over four hundred descendants of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards have been traced. Of these, fourteen became college presidents, roughly one hundred became professors, another one hundred ministers, and about the same number became lawyers [...]

    14. I was curious to read a book first of all recommended by BSF and then to know the author is married to John Piper who is a great Christian writer. I was not disappointed. Even though the style is far away from great literature it is more a collection of missionary stories: it does a very fair job of illustrating 5 great sacrificial missionary female lives. I had heard and read about Gladys Aylward and Sarah Edwards but i discovered Esther Ahn Kim and Helen Roseveare as well as Lilias Trotter. Th [...]

    15. Alisa and I read this book aloud as we traveled to and from Wisconsin and found ourselves inspired and challenged by the lives of these women who poured out their lives for the sake of Christ and in service to others. The five women included in the book are Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim and Helen Roseveare. Although the life of each one was different from the others in numerous ways, they shared a common love for the Lord and a deep commitment to fulfilling the ro [...]

    16. This book shares brief biographies of five Christian women: Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim and Helen Roseveare. Noel Piper (wife of John Piper) tells their stories and then offers insight about how we can learn from their life and Christian example. Piper's motivation for reading and writing biographies is Hebrews 13:6,7 "Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the s [...]

    17. This book was a wonderful, inspiring read. It challenged me to examine my own faith, relationship with God, and view of others. Noel Piper doesn't necessarily do more than recount the lives of five women whose lives are documented well already, but the brief synopsis of their lives helps to encapsulate for the reader the things to admire and seek encouragement from in the lives of these women of God. It challenges any reader to not settle for the status quo in our lives. God can use us in ways w [...]

    18. wow! i was given this book by a friend of mine. she hadnt even finished reading it but when i opened it i could not help but want to hold it and read it tim eand again. am really involved in ministry and hoping to continue even in my marraige. these women have given me a deep perspective of what the Lord requires of me as a woman who is in his service whether at the family level or at ministry! may i be faithful and i pray the same for all of you. Baraka

    19. I couldn't put this book down once I'd started it. Each woman's story was better than the previous one, and I read each footnote looking for more information. While I enjoyed them all, I probably liked Sarah Edwards' the least - maybe because the rest of the women served as foreign missionaries. The only one I'd heard of besides Edwards prior to reading was Gladys Aylward. Noel Piper's style of writing flows, and I highly recommend this book. It will inspire you to heed God's call.

    20. I bought this to read more about Esther Ahn Kim and Dr. Helen Roseveare, and their chapters ended up being my least favorite. I really enjoyed reading these brief biographies. I need to think more about Esther Ahn Kim because a lot of what she did seems like foolishness to me. But obviously lots of people disagree. So like I said Something to think about.

    21. This book was not incredibly well written, but it exposed me to the lives of many faithful women I had never heard of before. I am thankful for their examples and greatly enjoyed reading about their faithfulness as well as their humanity and ordinary souls. For those in need of encouragement, it is a good, short read.

    22. I was greatly encouraged by this book. Noël Piper has done an excellent job sharing the stories of five ordinary women-Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Aylward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare-who trusted in their extraordinary God as he led them to do great things for his kingdom. We are not cookie cutter Christians; God has a specific plan and purpose for each of us.

    23. I didn't think I would like this book at first because, I don't read many non-fiction books. I got through the first two ladies in a couple of weeks and then got to the story of Gladys Alyward, and WOW!! what an ordinary woman and her extrodinary God! I recomend this book to any women who need to know that we may be ordinary, but as long as we are faithful to the Lord, look what He can do.

    24. This book was a collection of simple, short biographies of five extraordinary Christian women. It was solidly (if not beautifully) written, and the author brought out a number of extremely helpful and salient application points. I enjoyed it and benefitted from it. Would make a wonderful book study selection!

    25. Noel tells the stories of five women who come to realize through their particular life stories that they do indeed have an amazing and extraordinary God. I could not stop crying through this book - the honest struggles they all share is real, but the way that they trust God completely in circumstances that I have never even thought of facing is extremely motivating and humbling. Great read.

    26. Excellent resource of 5 lesser-known Christian women - Sarah Edwards, Lilias Trotter, Gladys Alyward, Esther Ahn Kim, and Helen Roseveare. Contains brief overviews of their lives and ministries, and a few words at the end of chapter with encouraging application for today. I found these accounts to be very inspiring, well-written, and relevant to my own life. Highly recommended!

    27. This book was an incredible picture of the struggles that face women as they go into ministry. I thought it was concise enough to be manageable but in depth enough to allow readers to relate with what was going on. Gave me (I think 5?) great examples of women to look up to in the field!

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