Author: James Patterson, Genre: Fiction, Total Page: 400, Publisher: Hachette UK, ISBN: 9780316317542

A new Pope will be chosen in Rome . . . and she just might be a woman. But she's made some powerful enemies who will stop at nothing-not even murder. The world is watching as massive crowds gather in Rome, waiting for news of a new pope, one who promises to be unlike any other in history. It's a turning point that may change the Church forever. Some followers are ecstatic that the movement reinvigorating the Church is about to reach the Vatican, but the leading candidate has made a legion of powerful enemies who aren't afraid to kill for their cause. From a difficult childhood with drug addled parents, to a career as a doctor on the front lines in Sudan, to a series of trials that test her faith at every turn, Brigid Fitzgerald's convictions and callings have made her the target of all those who fear that the Church has lost its way-dangerous adversaries who abhor challenges to tradition. Locked in a deadly, high-stakes battle with forces determined to undermine everything she believes in, Brigid must convert her enemies to her cause before she loses her faith . . . and her life. From a civil war in Sudan to the drug dens and law firms of Boston, Woman of God spans the globe with a thrilling tale of perseverance, love, trust and what it means to live in a fallen world.

Author: Merlin Stone, Genre: Goddess religion, Total Page: 265, Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing, ISBN: 0880295333

Here, archaeologically documented, is the story of the religion of the Goddess. Known by many names--Astarte, Isis, Ishtar, among others--she reigned supreme in the Near and Middle East. Beyond being worshipped for fertility, she was revered as the wise creator and the one souce of universal order. Under her, women's roles differed markedly from those in patriarchal Judeo-Christian cultures. Women bought and sold property and traded in the marketplace, and the inheritance of title and property was passed from mother to daughter. How did the change come about? By documenting the wholesale rewriting of myth and religious dogmas, Merlin Stone details a most ancient conspiracey: the patriarchal reimaging of the Goddess as a wanton, depraved figure. This portrait that laid the foundation for one of culture's greatest shams--the legend of Adam and fallen Eve.

Author: Donna Partow, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Revell, ISBN: 9781441202680

Every woman needs a little jump start in life. Donna Partow knows how to make it happen. In Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be, author Donna Partow shows women how to reenergize their lives in 90 days. She covers everything from faith and family to fitness and fashion (with lots more) in this comprehensive plan for greater vitality in life and intimacy with God. This in-depth study of Proverbs 31:10-31 will make women feel in control and on top of things as they study and even memorize that famous passage about the ideal woman of God. This positive, life-affirming book includes a leader's guide, making it perfect for small group use.

Author: Geneen Roth, Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit, Total Page: 222, Publisher: Simon and Schuster, ISBN: 9780857201416

Millions of us are locked into an unwinnable weight game, as our self-worth is shredded with every diet failure. Combine the utter inefficacy of dieting with the lack of spiritual nourishment and we have generations of mad, ravenous self-loathing women. So says Geneen Roth, in her life-changing new book, Women, Food and God. Since her 1991 bestseller, When Food Is Love, was published, Roth has taken the sum total of her experience and combined it with spirituality and psychology to explain women's true hunger. Roth's approach to eating is that it is the same as any addiction - an activity to avoid feeling emotions. From the first page, readers will be struck by the author's intelligence, humour and sensitivity, as she traces the path of overeating from its subtle beginnings through to its logical end. Whether the drug is booze or brownies, the problem is the same: opting out of life. She powerfully urges readers to pay attention to what they truly need - which cannot be found in a supermarket. She provides seven basic guidelines for eating (the most important is to never diet) and shares reassuring, practical advice that has helped thousands of women who have attended her highly successful seminars. Truly a thinking woman's guide to eating - and an anti-diet book - women everywhere will find insights and revelations on every page.

Author: Dorothy Kelley Patterson, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 213, Publisher: B&H Publishing Group, ISBN: 9781433680601

A collection of thirty-six essays by Dorothy Kelley Patterson that speaks to the hearts of women and affirms faith in God in every aspect of life.

Author: Pat Ennis, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 336, Publisher: Moody Publishers, ISBN: 0802480586

There is an enormous amount of confusion and deception about what it means to be a woman. Even within the church, women are continually struggling to define their femininity. Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock tackle the difficult question of 'What makes a godly woman?' with warmth, compassion, and directness in Becoming aWoman Who Pleases God. Readers will find themselves challenged to re-think their priorities, re-examine the position of the home, and re-work their definition of what it means to be a woman in whom God is well pleased.

Author: Lisa Hughes, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 240, Publisher: Harvest House Publishers, ISBN: 9780736941006

Modern-day feminism and the decline of solid Bible teaching in churches have left many women confused or unaware of God’s high calling for their lives. Though the world changes, God’s priorities have not. In Titus 2:3-5, the apostle Paul reveals the value God places upon a woman’s character, her relationships, and her home. In God’s Priorities for Today’s Woman, popular Bible teacher Lisa Hughes explains and illustrates each priority that Paul describes, empowering Christian women to grow in their understanding of God and of what He considers important gain assurance they are living the life God desires them to live be equipped to grow in each priority area learn how to minister more effectively to other women God’s Priorities for Today’s Woman will equip women of all ages to grow in godly living. Study questions effective for individual or small group use are included at the end of each chapter.

Author: Cindy Bunch, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 63, Publisher: InterVarsity Press, ISBN: 0830830960

Cindy Bunch helps you dig into Scripture to develop the traits of a godly woman, including how to be strong, trustworthy, wise, resourceful, forgiving, beautiful, content, confident--and how to claim God's grace when you fall short. This ten-session LifeGuide® Bible Study features questions for starting group discussions and for meeting God in personal reflection.

Author: Kathleen Nielson, Genre: Christian women, Total Page: , Publisher: , ISBN: 1784982792

Is God sexist? What does the Bible really say about women? Is there a way to see its message not only as something to be believed, but something to be enjoyed? This warm, conversational book asks the hard questions that so many of us wrestle with (whether out loud or deep down). Join Kathleen Nielson in her search for honest answers, and discover the surprisingly beautiful truth of what God says about women. -- From back of book

Author: Elizabeth George, Genre: Religion, Total Page: 512, Publisher: Harvest House Publishers, ISBN: 9780736981637

Change Your Priorities to Change Your Life and Your Home Now in easy-to-read 18-point font! You will experience peace, order, and joy when you follow God's guidelines for every area of your life, and best of all, you will become a woman after His heart! Elizabeth George shares God's Word and woman-to-woman practical wisdom on how you can pursue God's priorities by... putting God first in your day, your heart, and your life improving your relationships with family and friends building a strong bond with your husband raising your children to follow Jesus and make right choices growing in your service to others As you embrace God's plans for you, you will find real purpose in a life of prayer and practicing God's priorities as you become A Woman After God's Own Heart®.