cover image Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life

Woman Evolve: Break Up with Your Fears and Revolutionize Your Life

Sarah Jakes Roberts. Thomas Nelson, $24.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7852-3554-5

Pastor Roberts (Don’t Settle for Safe) delivers a powerful guide to the lessons found in the story of Eve. She describes Eve as a woman characterized by discipline, creativity, and stability who was “empowered to continuously evolve because she’s fascinated by how God will reveal His perfect plan and strength through her heart and hands.” Roberts encourages Christian women to be willing to experience “uncomfortable vulnerability,” to surrender, and to trust God’s plan. She also challenges readers to ask questions, be unconventional by making choices based on interest and passion, and admit when they need help, and warns that women often face more obstacles than men and shouldn’t reject opportunities due to feelings of inadequacy. Throughout, she reminds readers that doing the right thing isn’t always easy and offers insight on making tough choices: “The quicker you learn how to harness your power and balance who you are, the sooner you can get to the business of exploring the depths of the strength God has placed in you.” Sections for “working it out” conclude each chapter, featuring open-ended questions (“What do you want to see in your life that you currently don’t see?”) and prompts for journaling. Evangelical Christians will want to take a look. (Apr.)