Audible Audio Edition
Listening Length: 6 hours and 15 minutes
Program Type: Audiobook
Audible.com Release Date: November 24, 2015
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The thing I love best about Kingdom Woman is the "two voices" of both Chrystal Evans Hurst, and her father, Dr. Tony Evans. Each chapter is filled with encouragement and Biblical examples of what it is to be a Kingdom Woman - one who aligns herself under God's authority in every area of her life. Let's be honest: sometimes reading another book on what our lives *should* look like can create a sense of disappointment or lack in our own lives. I picked up Kingdom Woman thinking it would be one of those books. Instead, I found Chrystal's realness and honesty about her journey to be so refreshing that it made the whole thing come alive and really speak to me. Dr. Tony's teaching is fantastic - I can't say enough about his ability to illuminate the word of God, and the corresponding "Chrystal's Chronicles" in each chapter colored in the lines and made it real. Possible. I felt empowered.I found myself considering possibilities and dreams I hadn't thought about before, and I think it's because I hadn't had the perspective of being aligned with God's purposes in many of the ways outlined in the book. You will want to grab a highlighter and a pen for taking notes in the margins as you read. I would like to go through Kingdom Woman with a study group, because there is so much to discuss and learn....great book!
I have found the book to be exactly as Dr. Evan's & Chrystal Evans Hurst set out for it to be. They wrote the book to "challenge women to look higher than where you are to whose you are, and to be transformed by the truth of being a Kingdom Woman." The book encourages women to set their eyes on Christ and to pursue what God has created them to be. It is true to that goal, encouraging, insightful and inspiring. More information and free devotional downloads can be found at kingdomwomanbook.com.
Let me start off by saying that I LOVE Dr. Evans. I attended his church for many years until my husband's job had us relocate. I am always homesick from hearing his word and compare many churches that I attend to his, which makes it hard to find a "church home". So when I saw that he and his daughter was writing this book together, I was super excited! Once I ordered the book and got home, I dug right on in. I have to say that I had to stop several times and come back to it. This book was not a good/easy read by any means. The book did have some interesting points, however I don't think many will continue reading to discover them. It was very slow and repetitive. You will have the Chystal Chronicles which in many ways seemed a little fabricated, exaggerated, or reaching and then you will later have Dr. Evans reiterate her story. The book really isn't very practical as many of his other books are. I have tried many times to pick it back up and read, but it just doesn't do it for me. I haven't finished it yet in almost 2 months! I was very disappointed in this book as I am going through a difficult/confusing time in my life as a woman, wife, stay at home mother, so I was really looking forward to reading this to help put some things in my life in better perspective in regards to my purpose, passion, and all that I do. Needless to say this book fell short. I would not recommend.
The Kingdom Woman is a phenomenal book! It challenges women from all walks of life to be the woman God intended them to be. What I love about the book is that Dr. Tony Evans brings the biblical component teaching women how to understand God's plan for our life while Crystal Evans Hurst brings you the real life application and experience as a former do-it-all-aholic (as she so eloquently describes herself in the book), wife, mother, sister, godly woman, etc striving to be a Kingdom Woman to everyone and everything simultaneously (all of which I can relate).This book...Kingdom Woman reminds of us our worth, our purpose in God's kingdom, and that no matter where we are in our present situation in life, we are women of value, hope, and excellence full of faith, possibility, and purpose. Reading this book has helped to redefine how I view myself as a wife, mother, coworker, friend, and Christian woman. As a Kingdom Woman I realize that I don't have to be afraid of needing or wanting help, and as long as I reverence God, apply his principles to my life whether in the valley or on the mountaintop that it doesn't negate my purpose, calling, and responsibility as a Kingdom Woman.Kingdom Woman: Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities
God is More Than Enough by Tony Evans is one of my favorite books by him. I liked Kingdom Man as well but this book Kingdom Woman was a very difficult read and if my life had depended on me reading this book I'd be in big trouble because it took me 1 month and 12days to complete it. A good book usually takes me 24-48 hrs and its sad to say but I've read several books in between. I don't want to diminish the message because there are some good points in this book and I believe that someone will be enlightened by reading it. I can't help but point out what made this a difficult read. Here are a few of the things I didn't care for : The repeating of things already said, as a reader I wasn't being engaged and the Chrystal chronicles I could've done without. The overall message was well received but Tony went around the mountain to tell it.
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