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The Resolution for Women

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With everything you have to do, have you taken the time to decide who you want to be?

From best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, in partnership with the creators of The Love Dare, comes a resolution that challenges you to realign your daily decision in a way that glorifies God and fulfills who He created you to be. Layered with biblical truth and seasoned with encouragement
Paperback, 268 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by B&H Books (first published July 31st 2011)
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Jun 11, 2012 Holyn rated it really liked it
I read this for a Bible study through my class at church. At first I was extremely skeptical as I anticipated the author would present antiquated notions as to how women are to behave and be 'lesser' than the men in their lives...all backed by scripture. I am happy to say I was proven wrong.

The Resolution for Women focuses on how women are to be present, committed, and focused in their lives today. How we are responsible for the welfare of our families and community not only because we are women
Jan 06, 2012 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Like The Resolution for Men, I'm declaring this book an absolute must read for women and young women.

Today's culture has completely muddied the definitions of husband and wife, father and mother, which are completely contrary to the definitions the Bible lays out. As Christian moms and wives, we need to have these boundaries between the culture's definition and God's definition clearly set apart from one another--and choose to follow and implement and live out God's.

When we start making up our
Sep 24, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
After much tossing back and forth from 4 to 5 stars, I feel I have to give this book 5 stars. A few months ago, I happened to pick this book up as a promotional item. It looked interesting and the reference to "Courageous" drew me in. I had no idea what to expect, but the writing suited my current lifestyle.
After just finishing up the book, I am amazed and excited at how this book has caused me to re-evaluate the way I think about some things in my life. So much to the point that I think it wil
Sarah Abbott Dowlin
Apr 29, 2012 Sarah Abbott Dowlin rated it it was amazing
This book was such a huge amazing help. My husband has been reading the men's version so I challenged myself. I was happy to see I was doing good in a few and I was glad I read it with an open mind and heart. God helped me learn so many things and I felt wiser upon completion and I am looking forward to reading it again and to continue to grow and be the best wife, mother, daughter, and follower of Christ I can be. I am definitely going to look up some of the other works by this author!
Jun 06, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-christina
I was expecting this book to be a bit superficial because it was commissioned by a movie. I also had low expectations for the depth of the writing since it is covering so many different topics. I was wrong on both counts. This is excellent insightful material, great for a small group study (our community group women are reading this together for our summer book group). I've never read anything by Priscilla Shirer before, and her writing is fresh and thought-provoking. There is a lot of wisdom he ...more
Karla Seals
Mar 04, 2012 Karla Seals rated it it was amazing
I read this book as part of a bible study through my church. Shirer combined personal stories with biblical principles and scriptures that make it clear the bible is relevant for all of us today. Each resolution is broken into subchapters, with questions following each, for the reader to discover how that specific resolution has or can be lived out. GREAT discussion topics for a study group or book club. I intend to go back thru each resolution in my own to dig into each a bit deeper.
Dec 12, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it
I really liked certain part of this book and didn't care for others. Some of the parts I liked: the vague but empowering encouragement in parenting and loving our kids, a recognition that not everyone's life will include marriage and/or children, the section on Sabbath Rest and appreciating the day we are in that I read on exactly the perfect day when I needed to hear it.

The part I didn't like: mainly the section on "Living with Grace." The reason I didn't like it was because, in contrast to Ri
Magda Werneke
Oct 20, 2015 Magda Werneke rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. I wasn't necessarily into the whore signing resolutions thing, but it teaches a lot about life and a relationship with God. It helps you see differences between you and your spouse and helps see what changes to make when raising a child.
May 12, 2014 Kelly rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Absolutely no one
I wanted to like this book. I really did. My then-fiance and I purchased the his and hers versions of these books as part of our premarital preparation. And while his book focused on things like integrity or strength of character, mine focused on stuff like interior design. No joke, at one point, the author talks about the process of decorating her "writing loft" (aside: TOTALLY relatable to the common public, right?) and she goes on and on about a tassel -- A TASSEL -- for several paragraphs, i ...more
Sep 08, 2015 Blessedutopia rated it it was amazing
I've read several times of books being "life changing" and always thought how nice that would be to find a book that was so impactful (other than the Word of God of course). I finally found one. Exactly in the season of life I'm in this book blew into my world out of nowhere (hardly, I know exactly where it came from, but for dramatic effect...) it taught me, humbled me, overwhelmed me, convicted me, did I mention taught me? I listened to it on audible (highly recommend because Priscilla reads i ...more
Tanya Baker
Dec 28, 2013 Tanya Baker rated it really liked it
So far, I love this book. Priscilla Shirer teaches with a fresh voice from a solid biblical foundation. Very inspiring and simultaneously refreshing.
Sep 27, 2016 Sarah added it
Excellent book/study! Looks of things I related too and want to work on. Definitely a book I will be going back to frequently.
Mar 27, 2016 Melissa rated it it was ok
I did not have high hopes for this book. When people get hyped about a movie/book/author/etc. there seems to then follow more books that will always sell by the millions. I don't typically get on the bandwagon and this book is exactly the reason. I gave it a chance though.

While the author leaves many thought provoking comments (purity, integrity, time alone with God) through out the book, I wasn't left remembering much of anything. The intention to compile a book with all these topics crammed in
Lynn Dove
Jan 03, 2012 Lynn Dove rated it it was amazing
“Written in partnership with Sherwood Pictures’ upcoming film, COURAGEOUS, in The Resolution for Women, popular speaker and author Priscilla Shirer challenges all women to be intentional about embracing and thriving in God’s beautiful and eternal calling on their lives.

Like the men in the movie who resolve to fully accept their responsibilities before God, Shirer explains how today’s women can and should live out their own resolution. It is “a defining banner that hangs over your life, written i
Mar 14, 2015 Julia rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book! Read this with a women's Bible study group and was disappointed at the number of Women who were not willing to sign a commitment to be a better wife! Many of them stated that they wanted their husbands to commit first. I also got the impression that they were expecting perfection from their husbands and not accepting the attempt at becoming a better man.
Jan 10, 2012 Tonya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-reads
A book to read, a book to reread and a book to recommend. Run out and get this book as soon as you can! Without a doubt, a book that will forever change your heart and mind.

What would be even more awesome is if a ladies church group read it together and kept each other accountable! What a blessing they would be to themselves, their families and their churches. Which would reach others no doubt!

I would like to journal everything I read here, but it would be better if you read the book yourself!
Dec 28, 2015 Chiqui rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bible-studies
I enjoyed the movie but much more the deep messages. I was happy to see I was doing good in a few and I was glad I read it with an open mind and heart. God helped me learn so many things and I felt wiser upon completion and I am looking forward to reading it again and to continue to grow and be the best wife, mother, daughter, and follower of Christ I can be
Mary Havens
Jul 26, 2016 Mary Havens rated it it was amazing
Well, I had a really good review and everything and then I accidentally deleted it when this book appeared on my to-read list again. Bottom line: it's great and every woman believer should read it! Very convicting and spiritual but in an easy to read format. I recommend doing one chapter a day or every couple of days so each lesson really sinks in.
Jan 13, 2015 Tye rated it really liked it
This book was GREAT! Any woman looking to gain insight on your purpose, the how's, what's, do's and don'ts to get your life on or back on track with Christ, should definitely read this book! I went through this book in my bible study class and it for sure caused some deep and much needed discussions.
May 07, 2015 Sarah rated it it was ok
I'll admit it, I skimmed the last few chapters, but I was busy moving, and by then I realized that the book wasn't really doing it for me and the discussions of my women's group were way more interesting than the book itself.

This was written in conjunction with The Resolution for Men which was as a companion piece for the movie Fireproof. It's all fine, but maybe I've been out of the Bible study habit too long or something because this book really didn't speak to me and Priscilla Shirer's "voice
Jan 05, 2015 Kristen rated it it was amazing
Each chapter in this book is so powerful. A friend gave it to me a few years back and I read part of it and set it aside for no real reason. When I picked it up last year again I couldn't put it down. Priscilla Shirer uses such a beautiful vocabulary to communicate.
Mar 04, 2015 Sandy rated it it was amazing
I'm not faithful with New Year's Resolutions, but these resolutions challenge you to become a God-filled woman in every aspect of daily life! This book is a life changing guide! I will be referring to it the regularly! Highly recommend!
Katie Axelson
Apr 12, 2014 Katie Axelson rated it it was amazing
This book challenged me and called me to a higher standard in so many ways. I feel like it’s one of those books to read every few years. I also borrowed a copy but want to purchase my own to mark up… and mark up again in a few years.
Jun 24, 2014 Lydia rated it it was ok
Not what I thought it was going to be. The blurbs about the book led me to believe there would be humor mixed in; there was none. While the message was good, the delivery did not keep my attention.
Lindsey Smith
I probably had entirely too high expectations of this book, since I loved the movie Courageous so much. This book was definitely good, but not quite as good as I had hoped. My favorite chapters were about embracing every season of our lives and being PRESENT, instead of just waiting for the next chapter; living with high standards of virtue and purity; loving our children; living with grace; and leaving a godly legacy. I'll admit that at some parts, I felt that the pages were burning my fingers ...more
Jan 25, 2014 Jenni rated it really liked it
This book really gives you things to think about and suggestions about how to put them into practice as a Christian woman desiring to serve God, your husband, your kids -- or even if you're single -- the people you come into contact with every day. Each chapter deals with a particular issue we as women face or struggle with. Some of it for me served as a reminder, but some of it were new realizations for me. Each chapter ends with a Resolution (and intentional action or belief) you can make in y ...more
Jacqueline Stern
Sep 18, 2013 Jacqueline Stern rated it it was amazing
This book is pointed and practical. It address the Christian woman, and helps reveal the truth of what if means to be Godly in your daily life. Some the vignettes are a bit cheesy, but the core of the material is well thought out and well-written.

I was expecting another goofy women's book with stereotypes and simplified concepts. I was pleasantly surprised when the first chapter really helped me evaluate some of my attitudes in life and almost every section was applicable to me and the women aro
Edward Hoagland
Jun 03, 2016 Edward Hoagland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dahyana's Thoughts

I really enjoyed reading this book. The movie was great! The chapter on forgiveness was the best read of the book. Thank you
Jennifer M
Jan 06, 2015 Jennifer M rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Learned a lot...was convicted by some of my ways, and pledged to be a different person......a better person.
Tasha enderby
Aug 10, 2012 Tasha enderby rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012, bible-studies
I was suppose to do this book as a study with the ladies in my church this summer but for scheduling reasons I just didn't get it done but I did read it on my own. I had a friend tell me that is seemed to not fit her life stage or her walk with God. I can see how that can be it's very easy to read even for a non christan or a new believer and I think it would be helpful for them because it give just bits and beginings of some very simple life concepts in a believers life. The questions were a bi ...more
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“Always looking toward the next moment, the next month, the next event, rarely allowing myself the privilege of fully participating and embracing the happenings that were right before me for that day.” 1 likes
“Every decision you need to make, every task you need to accomplish, every relationship you need to navigate, every element of daily life you need to traverse, God has already perfectly matched up with an equivalent-to-overflowing supply of His grace. If you don’t agree with that, then you either lack a proper appreciation for what you have, or you are doing things that you’re not supposed to be participating in right now.” 1 likes
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