Format: Trade Paper
Pub. Date: May. 01, 1999
God's Women of Yesterday Speak Boldly to God's Women of Today
The women of the Bible play an integral, essential, and crucial role in the eternal plan of God. From heaven's point of view, women are always unique, matchless, and irreplaceable-they are never to be found in a subservient ranking within the kingdom of God. As this study shows, these Women of the Bible (Book 1) demonstrates to us the lofty ideals of faith and faithfulness, virtues and values, brains and beauty, redemption and resourcefulness, servanthood and sacrifice.
Through a detailed study of each of these noteworthy women of the Bible, you will learn that God has called today's woman to play a significant role in society, in the home, and the church. You will learn from their mistakes and discover that the blessings of God are heaped upon the woman who faithfully trusts the Lord in all situations.
In the pages of this book you will come face to face with such questions as:
* Do you take the path of bitterness or the path of brokenness when faced with distress and difficulties?
* Have you learned that you cannot alter the past, but you can put your past on the altar?
* Are you wrapped up things eternally insignificant? or are you focusing on things eternally significant?
* Does you heart belong completely to the Lord or is there a mixed allegiance?
* Has God used the crucible of adversity to shape your character so it shines like pure gold?
"If you long to understand how God dynamically works in the lives of people like you and me, 'Following God' will be food for your soul."
—JOHN MACARTHUR, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church.
"A wonderful resource for those who are serious in their Bible Studies."
—The late ADRIAN ROGERS, Pastor, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis, Tennessee
"I encourage you to make these studies part of your study of God's Word—I am confident you will be blessed."
—The late BILL RIGHT, Founder, Campus Crusade for Christ
Meet the Authors
Wayne has been a renowned national and international conference ministry speaker, his primary goal of ministry was to spread the message of “the sufficiency of Christ.” People around the world connected with Wayne’s unique ability to make God’s Word come alive through his honest and open “real-life” experiences. Wayne authored or co-authored several books, including The Rest of Grace, published in 1998, as well as seven books that are part of AMG Publishers’ Following God series.
For many years he wrote a regular column in AMG’s Pulpit Helps monthly magazine. For more than twenty years he served as Senior Pastor-Teacher of Woodland Park Baptist Church. And for many of those years in Chattanooga, Wayne co-taught with noted author Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries and has studied under Dr. Spiros Zodhiates, who was one of the world’s leading Greek scholars.
On August 29, 2016, Wayne passed away suddenly after a short illness. He is survived by his wife and two grown children and several grandchildren.
Richard L.Shepherd has been engaged in some form of ministry for more than twenty years, focusing on areas of teaching, discipleship, and prayer. He has served in churches in Alabama, Florida, Texas, and Tennessee and now serves as Director of Prayer and Spiritual Awakening with the Florida Baptist Convention. For nearly seventeen years (1983-2000), Rick served as an associate pastor at Woodland Park Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Lord's ministry has taken him to several countries, including Haiti, Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Italy, Israel, England, and Greece, where he has been involved in training pastor, church leaders, and congregations. Rick has also lectured on college and seminary campuses. he graduated with honors from the University of Mobile and holds a Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Forth Worth, Texas. He and his wife Linda Gail have four children and make their home in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eddie Rasnake met Christ in 1976 as a freshman in college. he graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University in 1980. he and his wife, Michele, served for nearly seven years on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ. Their first assignment was the University of Virginia, and while there they also started a Campus Crusade ministry at James Madison University. Eddie then served four years as campus director of the Campus Crusade ministry at the University of Tennessee. In 18989, Eddie left Campus Crusade to join Wayne Barber at Woodland Park Baptist Church as the Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Training. He has been ministering in Eastern Europe in the role of equipping local believers for more than a decade and has published materials in Albanian, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, and Russian. Eddie serves on the boards of directors of the Center for Christian Leadership in Tirana, Albania, and the Bible Training Center in Eleuthera, Bahamas. he also serves as chaplain for the Chattanooga Lookouts (Cincinnati Reds AA Affiliate) baseball team. Eddie and his wife Michele live in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with their four children.