Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
In Liberating Inner Eve: A Reflective Journey for Women, author Bozena Zawisz takes the reader on a journey of self-worth and growth even as they rediscover their purpose. Using Eve’s biblical story as the background of the book, Zawisz provides a fresh viewpoint and in-depth insight with regard to the role played by the woman in society and the family, from a Christian perspective. According to her, many times our traditions have been a barrier to fully embracing the position of the woman as God perceived and intended it to be. Zawisz quotes many scholars in Christian history, including Tertullian and St John Chrysostom. She examines their words and offers her perspective which she supports with scriptural doctrine. Her Polish heritage and experience as a Counselling Psychologist further provide greater profundity in the book.
I found Bozena Zawisz’s take on the story of Eve quite distinctive. I never looked at the account from the perspective presented in Liberating Inner Eve. So many times women have adopted false dogma which has decelerated their growth and possible impact on the world around them. The exercises included in the book helped me assess my outlook on different topics. I was surprised at the concealed untrue notions and expectations that I have carried around with me for far too long. Bozena Zawisz’s acuity in understanding the challenges women face and presenting solutions using biblical teachings was masterful. Ultimately, Liberating Inner Eve is a great read that challenged me to look at my life from a fresh perspective.