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Longing for More: A Woman's Path to Transformation in Christ

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In the quiet places of your heart, do you ever yearn for something more? Many Christian women, if we are honest, feel discontented about aspects of our lives. Some of us long to be married, while others long to escape from marriage. Some of us struggle with our roles in the church, wondering why God would give us gifts that are not allowed to flourish. Some of us feel we h ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published July 7th 2007 by IVP Books (first published June 7th 2007)
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Per Elaine Scott:

The book is about transformation in Christ - specifically geared toward women, the author challenges women to walk in truth, and to really explore God's purposes and plans for them as individuals. She raises good questions about the traditional "roles" women have had - in the home, workplace, and even in the church. Also, she encourages spiritual disciplines as a means of connecting with God.

best audience is women who are seeking to grow deeper in their relationship with God. th
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Angela
Nov 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Christian women
Recommended to Angela by: Paula Rosene
Ok, I shamefacedly admit I have pride issues about reading this type of book. If it hadn't been recommended by my friend Paula, I never would have touched it. Recommended: people in your life who push you out of your pride/comfort zone!

The book really was excellent on content and quite decently written. I don't know that I'd recommend it for non-Christian, non-women types :) , but for those who do fall into those categories, it really is a worthwhile survey of numerous topics. It's especially ta
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Rhonda
May 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2008
Barton tries to help women deal with feelings of dissatisfaction by finding freedom in who we are in Christ. She presents case for women being gifted and called by God. She thinks some church and social structure leads to women suppressing and not using these gifts. She covers topics such as identity, vocation, relationships, spirituality, singleness/marriage, sexuality, and motherhood. She believes we all have a calling that lives itself out in all these areas.

I think that was a good book, but
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Christine
Jun 05, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic book that really challenges women to live into who God has made them to be in all of the unique giftings and callings He place in our lives. It's a very honest and real look at following Christ.
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FROM BOOK COVER:
Ruth Haley Barton is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat leader. She is co-founder of The Transforming Center, a community of Christian men and women who shape and care for the souls of leaders. She has served on the staff at several different churches, including Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, where she co-authored a spiritual formation curriculum enti
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