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Journeyforth A Look Within: A Women's Bible Study

Take A Look Within your own heart by examining the lives of Bible women. Faith Taylor shows you how the personality and temperament of Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Dinah, Miriam, and others influenced their behavior. You'll be surprised at the impact that thoughts, words, and deeds can have---for good or ill---on others now, and for generations to come. Includes study questions and journaling prompts. 74 pages, softcover, BJU Press.
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She takes several leaps that aren't in the Bible

Date:July 22, 2013
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meribilongEm
Location:South Carolina
Age:45-54
Gender:female
Mrs. Taylor does a pretty good job bringing out some deep truths and thoughts about some of the women in Scripture that this book studies. However, she makes some HUGE leaps about a couple of them that simply are no where to be found in Scripture. It seems she has been influenced by her current culture in making her points. For example, she uses Leah as one of her "negative" examples, concluding that she never found contentment and that she was to blame for the deceitfulness of her father. Scripture seems to indicate the exact opposite. (Just study the names she gave her children - Asher=Happy am I, etc.) She seems to have longed for her husband's love at first, but her last child's name means that she could give good gifts to her husband. Mrs. Taylor also makes a HUGE leap in the case of Dinah implying that this young girl (probably about 14 at the time of the incident) was at fault for being raped. The Bible has one sentence about Dinah and it says she was going to visit her neighbors. All other Scriptural references in this story use language such as "violate," "desecrate," "vile," "force," etc. Doing a simple word study on the verses that describe the attack on Dinah and it is clear who the Bible blames for what happened to this poor girl. Even her own father whimped out in his defense of her and when her brothers avenged her crime, they were not punished or scolded in Scripture. Those kinds of leaps evidence a lack of research and deep thinking, and even more, they show a heavy reliance on popular commentators of the 17th and 18th century which simply imposed much of their culture on their conclusions. If visiting the neighbors especially during a festival is an invitation from a young girl to be raped by a powerful leader (the prince of the city), and that girl's justice can be blamed on her, then the God of the Bible is inconsistent in His justice. But since the Bible teaches the exact opposite, HE can be trusted and He is a God of Love, Mercy, and justice.
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unbiblical

Date:July 26, 2011
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I am very disturbed by this Bible study. There is a chapter about Dinah that actually blames her for her rape. The author takes from what is not even there and twists it to support her ignorant views about victims of sexual assault. It even goes as far as to say that she was also responsible for the murders her brothers committed in vengeance of the rape. As a survivor of sexual assault and a christian I am really concerned about other women who are new to the faith or victims of sexual assault reading this. This is false preaching pure and simple. In all my years of Bible study I have never seen something so offensive as this.
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Review 3 for A Look Within: A Women's Bible Study
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Date:September 8, 2010
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Barbara Rosser
Excellent look at the heart and soul of women in the Bible and how to search your own heart. My group has really enjoyed the study.
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Review 4 for A Look Within: A Women's Bible Study
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Date:October 21, 2009
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Rosine Van Decar
After doing this study on my own, I recommended it to our women's Bible Study. We've enjoyed it and our precious ladies are enjoying all of what we didn't know about ourselves. Our desire is to be the women that God designed us to be. Praise God for the continued inspiration He brings, through the Holy Spirit, for our Sister's In Christ who help us to grow in Christ.
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Review 5 for A Look Within: A Women's Bible Study
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Date:July 13, 2009
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MommyOf5
We have been using this book in our ladies Bible study and have been truly blessed. The Lord has worked in many of our hearts. Thank you for providing this at a lower cost so that anyone can afford it. We have been enjoyed it.
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Review 6 for A Look Within: A Women's Bible Study
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Date:April 15, 2008
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LindyLee
Our ladies study does not meet in the summer and I was looking for a study where each chapter stood alone. "A Look Within" examines the lives of some of the women in the Bible. It was the study book I chose. We are only in Chapter 2 but I am so pleased with the book. I first asked my study group what they knew about Eve (which is the first chapter).Then we went on to the study. Not only is this a very informative book it causes one to dig into the Word to find answers to the questions. We have all learned...including me.
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