A book that may transform your life: My review of "The Resolution for Women"


Women, are you looking for an easy-to-read book that will both challenge you and celebrate who God has made you to be? Then read on for my review of "The Resolution for Women".

Publisher: B&H Books (July 31, 2011)

Book Synopsis as provided by the publisher:

Written in partnership with Sherwood Pictures' film of the Fall 2011, COURAGEOUS, in The Resolution for Women, popular speaker and author Priscilla Shirer challenges all women to be intentional about embracing and thriving in God’s beautiful and eternal calling on their lives.

Like the men in the movie who resolve to fully accept their responsibilities before God, Shirer explains how today's women can and should live out their own resolution. It is "a defining banner that hangs over your life, written in the ink of your own choices." A woman's banner should be an accurate reflection of who she desires to be-someone completely Christ-centered who blesses and changes things in her world for the better.

The Resolution for Women inspires women with intentional, spirit-filled living from three unique angles. Section one, entitled, "This Is Who I Am," helps a woman define herself as "authentically me, purposefully feminine, surprisingly satisfied, and faithfully His." Section two, "This Is What I Have," invites her to value "my best, my blessing, my honor, and my heart." And Section three, "This Is What Matters To Me," focuses on joyfully honoring God as a wife, mother, and family member while resolving to live with the grace that leaves a godly legacy. The Resolution for Women is designed to inspire a revolution.


Filled with deep insight and godly wisdom, The Resolution for Women is a book that has the potential to change lives. The book tackles many difficult issues that are common for women, and does so in a way that gently challenges women to change any behaviors that are not God-honoring and seek to leave a "legacy of faith, compassion, gratitude, perseverance, forgiveness, patience, and love". The book is filled with short chapters that are easy to read, either in one sitting or here and there in the midst of the hustle and bustle of your day. My wife especially appreciated the questions that accompany the end of each chapter that allow the reader to truly ponder what they've read and see how they can apply it to their lives. As such, the book could be read on ones own or in a small group. The book is very well-written, conveyed in a conversational manner, and the author includes many personal anecdotes that are both entertaining and will leave the reader greatly inspired.

The wisdom in the book is clearly based on scripture, and as such, women who apply it's message to their lives will surely fulfill the promise of Proverbs 31:28, that "her children will rise up and call her blessed".
I and my wife highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of David C Cook and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. 
Available at your favourite bookseller from B&H Publishing Group.