What Women Fear

Jumping up and down....I was so excited when we returned home from a b'day party today to find a box from Barnes & Noble sitting in my mailbox!  I knew what it was and could not wait to rip that baby open!  





A woman's faith in God is challenged by the first question Satan asks Eve in the Bible: "Did God really say you can’t eat from any tree in the garden?" That seed of doubt and the story it begins to unfold breed a concept of fear still haunting each of us on some level every day-the idea that our actions could ruin something beautiful, and God might not have control of things.

In What Women Fear, acclaimed writer and speaker Angie Smith admits, "fear is a major part of my testimony" and talks openly about her treatment for anxiety as a child. Giving a voice to the problem, she says, "I truly believe every single one of us struggles with some type of fear, whether it's fear of flying or fear of being 'found out.' Maybe you don’t worry about dying, but you get sick thinking about the fact that you might fail."

Rather than suggesting that those who truly love the Lord would never fear, Angie blends her own experiences with those of men and women from throughout Scripture to help us start dealing more effectively with these true, human emotions. Whether it’s a constant "What if?," a nagging fear of abandonment or betrayal, fear of your own or someone else’s death, fear of trusting God's plan, or even the fear that God's existence is a lie, Angie will walk you through stories of others who have simultaneously loved God and struggled with fear.

If you are not familiar with Angie Smith, you should be!  She is such an awesome woman of God, mother, wife, author and more!  I had the pleasure of meeting her and talking with her at the Relevant 10 conference last year and was blown away by her story and her faith!



Her 1st book, I Will Carry You is awesome!  I loved it so much, I bought two additional copies that I sent to two friends!  


In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth.

Upon receiving the original diagnosis, Angie started a blog (Bring the Rain) to keep family and friends informed of their journey. Soon, the site exploded in popularity, connecting with thousands who were either experiencing their own heartbreaking situations or simply curious about how God could carry someone through something so tragic. I Will Carry You tells the powerful story of a parent losing her child, interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus to help those who mourn to still have hope—to find grace and peace in the sacred dance of grief and joy.

I recommend this books to anyone who needs a little renewing of faith!

I can't wait to dive into her new book What Women Fear!





Comments

Heidi said…
Angie sounds like an awesome writer. I can't imagine going through pregnancy and childbirth and having your child live such a short life. There is real strength in that story!

Thanks for linking up with NOBH.

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