I read this amazing book in one weekend; writing my review took some time because life got in the way, but I shouldn’t have let it, because this book was fantastic and a must-read for anyone wanting to gain a better understanding of the role of women in our ancient times.
The first thing I noticed the author did a fantastic job of, was in pointing out the similarities of these women of our history to modern women; nurturing, caring, religious, sensitive, faithful, devoted, enduring, among many others. I felt stronger and more proud of being a woman after reading of the likeness between myself and these powerful women.
Another trait I noticed of many of the women that was brought out, was how so many of them turned to the Lord in times of need. It is humbling to know that when I go to the Lord on bended knee, I am not weak—quite the opposite—as the author shows us with these women.
I also appreciated the extensive and deep research Heather did while writing the book. The knowledge presented shows a true love of the art of this author; she is an insightful and knowledgeable author, and it shines through in her writing.
The book takes you through several women’s lives that are mentioned in the Book of Mormon, whether mentioned briefly or in depth. Heather shows us the connections, testimonies, strengths, and identities of these women and how we can apply their experiences to our own lives. The subtitle, Insights & Inspirations, is appropriate in how I was able to see just that. It gave me insight into what these women endured and inspired me to become a better woman. Their trials may have been different than mine, but our faith and devotion remains the same. Thank you, Heather, for writing a book that pulls so closely to the hearts of so many women.
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