- What do you think is the reason Michelle DeRusha wrote this book and what criteria do you think she has used for choosing the women, and the details of their lives, she has included?
- Which story is your favourite and why?
- Is there someone included that you knew nothing about but found her life story challenging?
- What surprised you about the women of the 17th and 18th century who spoke up despite prejudice?
- Did any of these short summaries inspire you to read more about a particular woman?
- Are there any women you think should not have been included?
- How many ways did God meet these women? – give a few examples.
- Many of the women suffered for their obedience to God’s call. Can you give an example and how it challenged you in your ministry?
- Is there a phrase that stands out or comes to mind when considering the work of these women?
- Having read about these women, are you inspired to spend more time with God, and to seek his direction for your life?
The inspiring stories of the women who helped to shape our faith
Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God. In lively prose Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus fifty incredible heroines of the faith. From Catherine of Siena, Teresa of vila, and Anne Hutchinson to Susanna Wesley, Harriet Tubman, and Corrie ten Boom, these admirable women live again under DeRusha’s expert pen. These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to us that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.