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The Resolution for Women
Priscilla Shirer
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The Resolution for Women

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  2,076 Ratings  ·  154 Reviews
In partnership with the new film Courageous (from the makers of Fireproof and authors of the New York Times best seller The Love Dare), a call for women to live intentionally to honor God and their families.
ebook, 317 pages
Published May 27th 2014 by Not Avail (first published July 31st 2011)
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Jun 11, 2012 Holyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 24, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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!
Excellent book/study! Looks of things I related too and want to work on. Definitely a book I will be going back to frequently.
Jun 06, 2012 Christina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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  ·  review of another edition
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.
Magda Werneke
Oct 20, 2015 Magda Werneke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Tanya Baker
Dec 28, 2013 Tanya Baker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So far, I love this book. Priscilla Shirer teaches with a fresh voice from a solid biblical foundation. Very inspiring and simultaneously refreshing.
Oct 15, 2016 Audrey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent book, although the title is somewhat misleading. This is not a book about New Year’s resolutions for women, or about self-help resolutions for women to lead more purposeful lives. Rather, it’s about making soul commitments to Jesus Christ with a purposeful inner resolve to surrender daily to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, allowing him to do his transforming work within one’s life from the inside out.

Priscilla offers many examples from her own life, as well as from the lives o
Oct 23, 2016 Katy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is more of a daily devotional (something I realized after purchasing the book).
Jan 06, 2012 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Lynn Dove
Jan 03, 2012 Lynn Dove rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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
Racheal Gironda
I LOVED this book! It is a great reminder of good truths!
Mar 27, 2016 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 12, 2015 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 10, 2012 Tonya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
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
May 12, 2014 Kelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jacqueline Stern
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
Jun 18, 2012 MrsCelenaOwens rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was timely, sincere, sound, thought provoking, inspiring, but most of all effective. Let God use this book to help position your heart MORE RIGHTLY with HIM. Remember, He can use anyone and anything to bring you closer to Him; so DON'T allow the title of this book deceive you into thinking that this book "won't-bring-you-any-closer-to-God-because-it's-just-a-book-about-resolutions-anyway". Not so.

It's worth it. It'll help you to become a better you: a better wife, a better mother, a b
Tasha enderby
Aug 10, 2012 Tasha enderby rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 10, 2016 Jenni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Sep 08, 2015 Blessedutopia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 02, 2016 Marlise rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
While a few chapters in the book were applicable to my life, most were not. But I didn't have high expectations so it was fine. I did my best to glean what I could. This book is mainly for a young, stay-home or part-time working mom. Although the author tries to connect with women from other walks of life, she fails to make connection with anyone outside of her own demographics. Too bad. It would be nice to find a book with some depth on the topic of women resolving to be who they are called to ...more
May 10, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the brief chapters, which make the book easier to digest in small chunks of available time. Shirer writes in a friendly, casual tone, so even though her topics are sometimes heavy or challenging, she doesn't seem condescending. The journal prompts at the end are also engaging and thought-provoking--this isn't just a book to read and forget about, but one with words and ideas to integrate in daily life. "The Resolution for Women" is an inspiring and convicting read, and I suggest it for an ...more
Sarah Messenger
Sep 07, 2015 Sarah Messenger rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book would have 5 stars if it had a different title. It simply did not rise to the level of the strength and durability of the men's version. I don't feel it was a suitable partner.

The last half of the book was the best, and was good enough to take my rating from 3 stars (due to the dull, lackluster first half) to 4. It had some hard-hitting sucker-punches, nuggets of wisdom and hard to hear truths, but always in a warm, conversational, friend at tea tone. You know Priscilla is FOR you. As
Jun 01, 2012 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christ-following
Somehow I was the one person who didn’t know, starting into this book, that Priscilla Shirer is Tony Evans’ daughter. But when I found out, it really didn’t come as much of a surprise. It made sense, actually—like father, like daughter. A whole lot of thought-provoking stuff here. (And as much as I have an aversion to marking in books, if it hadn’t been a borrowed copy, I would have underlined the heck out of it. Might have to get my own now so I can do that—and go back and read the parts our gr ...more
May 16, 2013 Lyndi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the kind of book I don't think you should rush through just to day you got it done. You should take it a chapter at a time and really work on each issue before going on to the next. I loved the Courageous movie and although you don't have to see the movie to understand this book, I found it helpful. The movie is more about the mans commitment, where this really digs more into what God expects from us women. Great author, I have done several of her Bible studies and this book is another o ...more
Courtney Dignam
I definitely skimmed the last few chapters, after months of looking at it sitting on my desk and knowing that there were only 50 or so pages left to read. The idea of the book was actually much better than I was expecting after my initial impression of it being a Christian book coming out of a Christian movie. But the execution was just not there for me. It was just a bit too fluffy and superficial for my tastes, though I can see how it could be beneficial to someone else! The discussion from my ...more
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