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The Resolution for Women

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,377 Ratings  ·  167 Reviews
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 Books (first published July 31st 2011)
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Jun 11, 2012 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 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
Apr 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A basic self-help book disguised as a Christian living book. Some interesting stories and visuals with occasional scripture verses provided to back up Shirer’s points. An easy read - it had to be since I read the Spanish version with little need for me to consult vocabulary or grammar resources (so like an upper elementary school reading level?). And probably a quick read too if read consistently - I took a meandering 5+ years to finish it.
Sarah Abbott Dowlin
Apr 29, 2012 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!
Aug 25, 2012 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
May 02, 2012 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
Magda Werneke
Apr 14, 2015 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.
Karla Seals
Mar 03, 2012 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.
Tanya Baker
Jul 11, 2012 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 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.
Susy DiCecco
Jul 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoy Christian books that have reflection questions after each chapter because it helps me to process what I've read and make it applicable to my life. That in itself makes the material more memorable and helps my spiritual growth and understanding of the scriptures. The chapters in this book are not very long which is a plus for busy women who want to digest spiritual truths in smaller chunks of time. Priscilla Schirer reaches out to every woman in every stage of life so this is not for Mom' ...more
Sharon Hughson
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book earns 4.4 out of five stars from me.
As part of my new year goals, I decided to read a chapter (or segment) of inspirational or motivational nonfiction before bed at least five out of seven nights. This represents the first inspirational book chosen for that purpose this year.
I love the tiny segments each part of the resolution is divided into. It makes for a perfect reading and reflection length in the evenings. I scrawled several pages worth of notes and introspection during this qui
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is not just a book, but can also be your personal resolution. If you strive to be the best Christian woman you can be, this book is for you. Priscilla Shirer was asked to write this book due to the demand following the The Resolution for Men and I must say, she did an outstanding job.

After "The War Room" I was left wanting more, which led me to "Fervent" by Priscilla Shirer. I couldn't wait to get home each day and read it. I was struck by the need to reach out to the following generation o
Mar 18, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was written to accompany the movie Courageous. There were a lot of good things in this book. However, I feel like the author probably tried to cover too much in one book. A lot of the points felt very vague. Also, she clearly didn't have much to say on some points, and it felt like she was just covering them because they had to be in this particular book. I usually really like Priscilla Shirer's books because they seem to go deep and the topics are well studied and presented. But this ...more
May 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got through about three chapters before I had to put it down. I like Shirer's book about fervent prayer and thought I'd like this as well. Some of her views and mine don't ally and I just got too stuck on that to be able to sit and consider the good points she was making. Perhaps I'll try again some day though I doubt it.
Brittany White
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-women
I really enjoyed this book! Very motivating!
Mar 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I really wanted to like this. But I don't think Priscilla Shirer's writing is for me. I couldn't finish
Chantelle White
May 14, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading it & as you can tell by my start and finish dates it was not something I was genuinely intrigued by. The authors writing style is just bland.
Lynn Dove
Jan 03, 2012 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
Debra Ham
Lots of great information to challenge you to become a better woman of God. there were many things that made me think and consider integrating into my daily life. I would like to read it again and spend more time on each section. This would be a great book to read over the course of the year to put the information into greater practice.
Racheal Gironda
I LOVED this book! It is a great reminder of good truths!
Nov 22, 2015 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
Oct 28, 2011 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!
Jan 23, 2015 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
May 12, 2014 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
Jacqueline Stern
Jun 05, 2013 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
Jun 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 18, 2012 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
Jul 21, 2012 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
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
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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.” 2 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.” 2 likes
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