Empowered by Catherine Parks–Book Review

Back Cover Copy

Through the inspiring stories of eleven faithful women, Empowered will show girls that God is the true source of their power, strength, and purpose in life. In the pages of this book, girls will encounter women they may never have heard of and will learn some of the character traits that go along with the Christian walk. But they will also encounter a God who is faithful to complete the work He has begun in them.

The stories in Empowered are about faithful women, but even more about a steadfast God. Girls don’t have to do the things these women have done to live a life of purpose; by making a direct connection to their daily lives, readers will have a bigger and a more personal view of their Father and His love for them. The same God who was faithful to give Corrie ten Boom the love she needed to forgive her prison guard can help girls love the unlovable bullies at school. The love for Jesus that compelled Sophie Scholl to sacrifice her life for a higher cause can empower a young girl who sees injustice in the world around her. In a culture where the youth see value in terms of Instagram likes and viral videos, the life of Pandita Ramabai will show the value of humble worship. 

Empowered flips the popular idea of what it means to be a strong girl on its head, showing that real power comes from our loving Father through His Son and removing the pressure girls may feel to conquer the world on their own.

My Review

Although it was written for young girls, I learned so much studying through this book myself. Some of the women I had heard of, others I had never heard of. It was inspiring to read through the accounts of each woman, and I loved the way Parks takes a character trait from each woman’s life and helps you apply it to your life and shows you how each woman even though she was used greatly by God was still just like me and you. While my girls are too young to read this on their own yet, I plan to read it to them, and I can’t wait to study these amazing women with them! I believe every woman, young and old should read this. It truly blessed me, and I know it will bless you as well. I can’t recommend this book enough!

** I received a complimentary copy of this book from BH publishers for review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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