I have to admit, one of the most intimidating chapters in the entire bible is Proverbs 31. I mean, homegirl! Were you superwoman? Because you’re making the rest of us look bad. It’s the whole “ she gets up while still night” part. I’m still refining that aspect of my life. 🙂 I have to set my alarm seven different times because I don’t hear the first five. But in all seriousness, it’s a challenging chapter to work through, figuring out just how it applies to our lives today as women, whether single (raise it), married and/or a mom.
Enter in this new release by Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder, Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values.
Today’s marketplace is not always a “values-friendly” environment. Business leaders Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder show you that you can live and thrive in a “valueless” workplace when you live by biblical values and principles.
Real Women: Leading with Proverbs 31 Values is a must-have leadership resource for today’s Christian woman. Written by women in the marketplace, Real Women cultivates biblical truth, credible relationship development, and practical application into everyday life through ten foundational principles. Once women embrace these ten principles, they will soon discover the multiple attributes of the Proverbs 31 woman in today’s marketplace and learn practical ways to implement the wisdom from that timeless Scripture passage.
Women will be encouraged to develop their God-given gifts and talents in the marketplace as they live out the principles that invite others to embrace the equality-inspiring values they live by. Knowing that we are not the end users of the gospel message, the Proverbs 31 leader will find the initiative to inspire the upcoming generation to view womanhood as a gift and continue the learning process that will impact generations to come.
Each chapter highlights different aspects of the Proverb 31 woman and why it’s needed in women’s lives today. The values of understanding people, forgiveness, responsibility, attitude, resolving conflict, restraint, honesty, planning, generosity and influence.
While this book definitely does focus on Proverb 31 attributes, it isn’t a direct breakdown of the verses from scripture. It wasn’t what I was expecting, but I liked that they used various women from scripture as examples (and stories of women today) to the theme and value they were discussing.
Each chapter ends with scripture, bullet point recap of key points and their benefits. It also includes questions to help you work through that chapter’s lessons and ideas. These very practical additions help readers work through what they’ve read. I do believe this helped the authors achieve their goal to “prompt thought, conversation and action.”
I believe it’s helpful and important to pause and reflect every now and then about what aspects of our lives are healthy and what are some parts we need to work and pray through. We’ll never achieve the perfect woman status this side of heaven, but I know seeking and striving towards that, as with these values, is a great place to start!
What are some lessons you’ve come away with reading through Proverbs 31? I’d love to hear from you!
(Thank you Litfuse and New Hope Publishers for the free copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder are celebrating the release of their book with an iPad Mini giveaway and a Facebook “Leading with Values” author chat event on March 20th.
- An iPad Mini
- Real Women Leading by Lisa Troyer and Dawn Yoder
Hurry, the giveaway ends on March 20th. Winner will be announced at “Leading with Values” Facebook Party on March 20th. Connect with Lisa and Dawn for an encouraging discussion on how we can lead (at home and in the workplace) effectively and with biblical values. Win prizes, connect with other leaders, and be inspired.