Primarily, Fierce Women is a book on marriage – following the story of the Wagner’s marriage and what it means to be a “godly wife” without being a “mousy doormat” or needing a “personality transplant.” The book description says: “No matter whether you’re an extrovert or more introverted-Kimberly Wagner believes women are created to be a compelling force.”
In a market flooded with books on Christian marriage, here’s why Jessalyn picked it:
“I am not by nature a ‘quiet’ woman. My personality is definitely “strong” and my husband (my most intimate of friends) is both encouraged and harmed by that strong personality more than anyone else. As I listened to Mrs. Wagner’s testimony, I was struck by how much of it I related to. Though my husband and I are not experiencing the same difficulties that she and her husband struggled with, I found myself recognizing a lot of the same personality traits in myself as in Mrs. Wagner. I can definitely be strong, bossy, manipulative, harsh, and judgmental in my relationship to Richard–these are sins that I am continually bringing before the Lord to ask forgiveness for and deliverance from.”
Today, we’re told everyday that biblical submission is outdated and oppressive. So, I can’t wait to see how the author ties together Paul’s words of wisdom for godly wives with a woman’s God-given ability to be “beautifully fierce!”
Won’t you join me in reading Fierce Women? If you want to read along with us, then visit The Book Club page and get started!
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