Author: Michelle DerushaPublisher: Baker Book HouseThe 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 Ávila, 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.
"This book is rich in inspiration and information. Reading it opened my eyes, broadened my vision, and challenged my faith. I highly recommend it to both men and women!"--Warren W. Wiersbe
, author and former pastor of the Moody Church, Chicago
"Fifty women who teach us that famous isn't about how many people know your name and that brave often looks like pressing on even when you're afraid. My daughter and I are both indebted to Michelle for introducing us to many women we'd never met before and are sure never to forget."--Lisa-Jo Baker
, community manager for (in)courage and author of Surprised by Motherhood
"In the face of some of the same questions, temptations, and doubts we encounter today, these women were pioneers. Their stories give the church of today--men and women alike--a courageous and brave example of living faith and of living
out faith, the evidence of things unseen."--Deidra Riggs
, managing editor of The High Calling
and founder of Jumping Tandem
"In this thoroughly researched and well-written work, Michelle DeRusha invites us into the lives of fifty women whose stories are our
stories. This book inspired me, challenged me, and made me feel so proud to be a woman who belongs to Jesus."--Jennifer Dukes Lee
, author of Love IdolMichelle DeRusha
writes a monthly column on religion and spirituality for the Lincoln Journal Star
and is a regular contributor to The High Calling
and other online journals. She also writes about faith in the everyday on her blog at www.michellederusha.com. She lives with her husband and their two boys in Nebraska.