Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Sisterhood of Faith by Shirley Brosius
Do you enjoy reading about women who have made a positive impact in this world and in the lives of those around them? In Sisterhood of Faith, Shirley Brosius has compiled hundreds of interesting anecdotes about inspiring women. It’s obvious when you read the rich content that Brosius spent many hours doing meticulous research. Did you know that American hymn writer and poetess, Fanny Crosby, wrote thousands of religious poems, or that Florence Nightingale, a pioneer of modern nursing, became know as the ‘lady with the lamp’ because she checked on patients by lantern’s light? Are you aware that singer CeCe Winans was the first black woman to receive a Dove Award?
With 365 stories, this book can be used as a daily devotional, or any time you need a quick pick-me-up. Each page has a dramatic profile and concludes with a question intended to challenge the reader. Should you want to read more about a particular woman, turn to the detailed bibliography in the back of the book for more resources.
Many famous women are profiled as well as those women who have labored for little reward and served God without gaining great renown – at least in this life. The author of the book states her objective for writing the book is “to let women know that opportunities for effective Christian service are limitless. By reading of how others have used their spiritual gifts -- in the church, in the home, in the workplace, on the mission field, on the airwaves, on the firing line -- women may discover options they never dreamed of.”
I believe Shirley Brosius fulfilled her mission. I'm confident that reading about these women will inspire and motivate you.
Hardcover: 412 pages
Publisher: Howard Books (October 17, 2006)