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In Trouble and in Joy: Four Women Who Lived for God

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This book looks at the lives and writings of four women who lived between the 17th and the 19th centuries in England and America. Most notably, throughout the wide range of situations these four women experienced they shared a common perspective. Their contentment and happiness did not depend on good health or a happy family. It came from living for God.
Paperback, 284 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by EP BOOKS (first published September 1st 2003)
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Heather
Oct 06, 2012 Heather rated it liked it
This is the story of four women who were different in many ways. Two of them were single, one was married with many children and one was married with no children. Two were pastors wives and two were hymn writers. Two were from the 18th century, one was from the 17th century and one was from the 19th century. Two are pretty well known and two are lesser-known. But they all loved the Lord Jesus and were zealous in His service and in their personal walks.

Sharon James devotes a chapter to each of th
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Bethany
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Things I liked: Detailed bios of four women I was unfamiliar with, only 1 of whom I had known anything about at all... That the bios covered different time periods and social classes and contexts, to highlight the things they had in common.

Things I didn't like as much: the style was a mix of biography and commentary and was therefore a little less compelling. Also felt like I was constantly flipping back and forth between the extracts, which I didn't like. And lastly, a lot of poetry,
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I enjoyed this book. It is always helpful to me to learn how other women have dealt with the circumstances in their lives. God was glorified in their lives; I pray He is mine.
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Sharon James has degrees in history (Cambridge University) and theology (Toronto Baptist Seminary). She has taught history in the UK and Malawi and has written articles for a number of Christian journals. Her husband Bill is pastor of Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Leamington Spa, and they have two children.
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