Item description for Woman of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women by Michaelann Martin...
Overview Woman Of Grace is an insightful and intimate Bible study written to help married women grow in holiness in their day to day living. Drawing from her life experiences, improve their prayer lives, communicate with their family, and find fulfillment in their vocation. Each chapter includes questions that mine the rich teaching of Scripture and the church to help women apply those principles in their own lives. Those who seek to grow in holiness as wives and mothers will benefit greatly from this study.
Publishers Description Woman of Grace is an insightful and intimate Bible study written to help married women to grow in holiness in their day-to-day living. Drawing from her life experiences, Michaelann Martin offers ways that will help women improve their prayer lives, communicate with their family, and find fulfillment in their vocation. Each chapter includes questions that mine the rich teaching of Scripture and the Church to help women apply those principles in their own lives. Those who seek to grow in holiness as wives and mothers will benefit greatly from this study.
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Studio: Emmaus Road Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.56" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2000
Publisher Emmaus Road Publishing
Edition Student/Stdy Gde
ISBN 096632238X ISBN13 9780966322385
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More About Michaelann Martin
Michaelann Martin holds a master's degree in education from Pepperdine University. She is coauthor of "The Catholic Parent Book of Feasts" (Our Sunday Visitor), and a regular contributor to "Lay Witness" and "New Covenant" magazines. She resides in Greeley, Colorado, with her husband Curtis and their children.
Reviews - What do customers think about Woman of Grace: A Bible Study for Married Women?
Bible Study Review Jan 4, 2007
This is an excellent book for a Catholic women's small group. It has thought-provoking questions and can lead your group into deeper discussions.
Infantalizing pablum. Dec 12, 2006
I was completely disappointed with this book. I felt it was infantalizing, directed at women who had little knowledge of the Bible, the role of women, etc. I felt I was being talked down to. My opinion is that a Bible study written for a specific audience or on a specific topic should go beyond the beginner level. In other words, in seeking a Bible study for married women, I wasn't seeking a kindergarden-level Bible course; I was seeking something that would help me, as a Bible reader/prayer of many years, to home in on the Bible's inspiration and guidance specifically for married women. I found the questions uninspiring, and the fill-in-the-blank format to be juvenile. The questions were so superficial that they weren't remotely thought-provoking or challenging. I agree with another reviewer who said that this book assumed that you have a "certain kind" of Catholic husband, or a "certain kind" of past. In that sense, it was judgmental and excluding, and not helpful. I don't know why everyone thinks they need to publish; the world could have easily done without this book. I'm sorry if this sounds like sour grapes, but I feel this book had nothing to offer to a person who has read he Bible even once, and who is seeking answers to difficult situations, rather than coming from the idyllic Catholic marriage/family situation.
Inspired Aug 28, 2006
I have used the book 3 times with 3 different groups and they have all really got a lot out of the study!
Catholic guidance for wives and mothers Apr 27, 2006
Easy to read, very interesting, good down-to-earth advice. Helpful bible passages and recommended reading. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Good for small group study as well.
good but something's lacking Oct 9, 2005
The women's group in our parish has been using this book for the past several months. There is much that is good in it and it is solidly Catholic. But I don't think it "hits the mark" for the majority of faithful Catholic women today, that is those who do not fit the model of Mrs. Martin. The main point of disparity is that most Catholic women do not have faithful Catholic husbands, like Mrs. Martin does, who function as the spiritual heads of the households. So much in this book is founded on the premise that they do.
She makes a point in one chapter about how astounded someone was to hear all five of her children had the same father. I wondered at that point about the women reading the book who haven't come from such a wonderful past as she, who have made serious mistakes, whose children do not all have the same father, yet still want to be "women of grace". There was nothing in the book about coming out of an imperfect past (and haven't we all really?), finding forgiveness and striving to become the women of grace God wants us to be.
I also found the format difficult to deal with. Maybe I'm just not the "write in the answers" type of person, but I really did not like so many questions with simple, one-word answers. The book is not really a Bible study, but a Bible-referenced topical presentation.