Every Woman's Hope
Harper fortifies readers with the power of God's promises and then points the way to the hidden potential in the heart of every woman.
For what does a woman's heart yearn? What drives her and feeds her true passions? What is every woman's hope? Lisa Harper uses humor, biblical insight, and real-life experiences to connect with women everywhere as she reveals three of our most basic soul-needs—the yearning to satisfy our desperate need for mercy, the desire to know that our lives are defined by God's grace, and the need to believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we are beloved by God. Harper fortifies readers with the power of God's promises and then points the way to the hidden potential in the heart of every woman. As you step through these pages, you will search your own hungers and desires and discover that a woman's greatest hopes cannot be fulfilled by the ragged offerings of this world; rather, they are pinned to a sacred cross, fulfilled by unbounded mercy, and made sure by the unconditional love of God.
Harper (Renewed Hearts, Changed Lives), part self-deprecating comedienne and part sensitive fellow-female coach, encourages Christian women to allow God to reach deep within them, embracing every weakness and flaw. Drawing upon numerous exciting outdoor experiences, such as teasing an ornery bull and almost getting skewered in the process, vacationing under the watchful eyes of friendly lizards and diving amidst sharks and stingrays, Harper amuses readers with her comically poignant antics. Each opening narrative is the forerunner to spiritually introspective life-lessons. Harper tells of human desperation for mercy and explains how women can be defined by God's inexhaustible grace. Women of faith who seek God's presence, she says, discover him to be a God who loves without condition. Harper includes endearing entreaties for women to accept their sin-spattered pasts and look to God for forgiveness, fulfillment and purpose. Popular calls to pay homage to professional accomplishment and materialism are, not surprisingly, treated with a firm dismissal. Harper exudes generous applause for intimate and worshipful time with God. Each chapter ends with questions for reader response and suggestions for further Bible study. This book is a welcome pick-me-up for difficult days. Harper reminds women that life is often full of unwanted twists, and that how they decide to meet the unexpected comprises a major part of a successful outcome.