I’m pleased to help get the word out about Debbie Wilson’s newest and much needed book! Read what Debbie has written here about her book:
Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems, but the size of your God
God’s ways continually surprise me. If you were God what type of people would you choose to belong to your Son’s family tree? Whose stories would you highlight in Scripture?
Would you choose any of the following?
~ A woman who seduced her father-in-law
~ A professional prostitute
~ Someone from an ethnic group that had been banned from God’s assembly because of their treachery against His people
While we work hard to garner the good opinion of strangers and friends, Jesus highlights the infamy in His family tree. I’m convinced He showcased these women for us. Their stories remind us it doesn’t matter how big of a mess we’ve made in our lives, how much we’ve lost, or how little we know about God. Little faith in a big God is enough to change our destinies.
This Little Woman
Mother’s Day weekend of my senior year in high school, we buried my mother. The following year, my dad married an insecure woman who didn’t want any reminder of my mother around—including my sister and me. I returned from out of town to find my childhood home emptied. She’d even disposed of my deceased grandmother’s monogrammed sheets and my mother’s satin comforter that covered me every night. Soon, even Pepper, my pet poodle, was gone.
In a brief year, the foundation of a stable home was swept away. I had no power to stop the mounting losses.
Maybe that is why the women in Jesus’ family tree resonate with me. These women faced crushing problems with no power or resources to overcome them, but they had a Big God. They remind me that my security is not determined by the size of my problems—or the size of my strength—but by the size of my God.
I relate to Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary as they faced failure, loss, betrayal, and a murderous hunt. Their stories spotlight God’s care for ordinary women and how He uses our weaknesses as opportunities to reveal His strength and our failures as avenues for His grace.
I know of no greater thrill than hearing from God. Drawing from my years as a counselor, I’ve included thought-provoking questions and insights in this Bible study to help you practically apply faith when facing such challenges as rejection and temptation, selecting a mate, and forgiving yourself and your enemy. This study is not written to merely inform, but to transform.
The book is divided into ten chapters. Each chapter is divided into five sections (days) so that you can easily complete a chapter a week. It can be used individually or with a small group.
As I found out, life has only one unshakable foundation. Little women need a big God. We have one in Jesus.
Debbie W. Wilson is an ordinary woman who has experienced an extraordinary God. Drawing from her personal walk with Christ, twenty-four years as a Christian counselor, and decades as a Bible teacher, Debbie speaks and writes to help women discover relevant faith. She and her husband, Larry, founded Lighthouse Ministries in 1991. They, along with their two grown children and two standard poodles, enjoy calling North Carolina home. Share her journey to refreshing faith at her blog and on Facebook.
Click here to learn more and order your copy of Little Women, Big God.
Debbie’s other book is Give Yourself a Break: Discover the Secrets to God’s Rest.
What others are saying about Little Women, Big God:
“Women in the Church today are hungry for excellent Bible study material, and this book will be such a blessing to those who use it. I am now in my retirement years, and I have spent those years teaching a women’s Bible study at my church. Guess which book will be the focus of the next study?”
—Diane Passno, Bible teacher, senior vice president, Focus on the Family (retired)
“In her new Bible study, Debbie brings new perspective on how to see ourselves in the lives of these unlikely women. These pages filled with truth helped me to realize the wonder and matchless love that a Big God has for this little woman. May all my days be spent boldly living out that love and truth.”
—Amy Richissin, development officer, Turning Point
“Today’s challenges are not new to God. Using the stories of the women of old, Little Women, Big God shows you how to overcome your trials.”
—DiAnn Mills, author of Deadlock and Deadly Encounter
Debbie Wilson wants to celebrate the release of her new book Little Women, Big God: It’s not the size of your problems, but the size of your God with you. Please leave a comment to enter to win a free copy. If you’re in a hurry, simply say, “I’m leaning on my big God!”
- Book Publisher and Date: Leafwood Publishers, March 8, 2016
- Book ISBN 978-0-89112-386-6
- Book Description: Meet the surprising women in Jesus’s family tree as they journey through impossible circumstances and discover that quality of life is not determined by the size of our problems but by the size of our God. This interactive study will expand your view of God and transform your faith.
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