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Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite
Wow, what a powerful book! The first few sentences hooked me, and I couldn't put it down until I had read the book in its entirety. Every woman should read this book, whether she's a lifelong follower of Christ, a new believer, or a seeker.
While I expected a good read based on the title and the promotional information connected to the book, I gained so much more from reading it. I discovered that I, too, have fallen victim to the seven lies that women tell themselves. The lies have to do with: Perfection, Envy, Image, Balance, Control, Emotions, and Limits.
The book opens up with an account of the author, a doctor, ministering to a female patient. But it wasn't a physical ailment that was plaguing the woman; it was a spiritual ailment based on the lies that she was telling herself about herself. It was a moving story that had me transfixed as I read it.
There are two added bonuses to this book. The first is the section near the end about the Diamond Society. In this section, the author encourages women to replace their old mental ties with a new perspective, discover their talents and live the full and free life that God intended for them to have. Included here is the Free Woman's Creed with 7 truths to replace the 7 lies that women tell themselves.
The last chapter is valuable as well. It lays out an eight-week study guide to help the reader share the book in a group setting. This might be the best book I've read all year!