Do you have a book you recommend to everyone? The one that you end up quoting or referring to in most of your conversations. Well, I have just finished one of those books. I am pretty sure my friends and family have heard about every chapter and maybe every page. The book I recently completed is “The Resolution for Women” by Priscilla Shirer. I get excited about writing this post because the book is that good. Priscilla Shirer from the get go tells the woman who has picked up this book, “This book is not for pleasurable reading. In fact, some of it may not be very pleasurable at all.” Now does that get you excited to pick up this book? Hahaha. The reason she makes this statement is not because the book is a horrible read, but because this book is going to shape and mold you in ways that may not be comfortable at first, but will be worth it. This book requires decision making in all areas of your life…wifehood, motherhood, finances, friendships, home, etc. At the end of this book you will have resolved what kind of woman God has created you to be and how you can become that woman.
The book is broken down into specific sections with 3 to 5 page chapters within the section. Each chapter ends with several questions or statements to think about and at the end of each section there is a resolution for you to sign. For instance one resolution at the end of the section “Faithfully His” is, “I will live as a woman answerable to God and faithfully committed to His Word.” In this section the author explains the importance of being God’s and the difference between faith and faithfulness. Another resolution in the book is, “I will accept and celebrate my uniqueness, and will esteem and encourage the distinctions I admire in others.” You will have to read this section to fully grasp the goodness in resolving this statement in your life. I could go on and on with quotes, resolutions, wisdom and insights in this book, but I hope you will make the decision to discover them for yourself.
I will end with this as Priscilla states it perfectly…
“No matter how well you’re already doing in each of these areas or what season of life you’re in, the Lord is always calling and challenging you to grow because His ability to make your life more radiant and abundant is absolutely endless.”
I pray that every woman will put this on her “must read” list. And if this list is pretty long, I pray she lets this book skip the line and be something she picks up to read sooner than later.