It seems right now I am surrounded by women going through overwhelming situations. When I talk to them, I feel their desperation. They’re drowning and struggling to stay afloat. They need hope, something to remind them that they’re not alone. God hasn’t forgotten them. He still loves them and is with them during these days of trials.

Words of Hope for Women is a compact book for any woman who is in the midst of difficult times and needs words of encouragement and hope to make it through. It features ninety daily devotions, each with a message of hope.

My first thought as I thumbed through the book was how short the lessons are. There are no personal stories, questions to ponder, written prayers or lined spaces for journaling like you find in so many devotional books. No, each day’s lesson is just a scripture verse and two to three paragraphs discussing or explaining the scripture. As I began reading the lessons, though, it made sense.

Women who are going through difficult times and looking for words of hope, don’t always have time for indepth reading. They may not care about someone else’s stories, and they don’t have the brain capacity to answer thought provoking questions. All they need is hope. And this book provides that. A woman can grab the book, skim over the verse and lesson, and find the hope they need to make it through the rest of the day.

Words of Hope for Women would make a great gift for a woman in your life. It would also be good as a gift for all the women in your church or ministry group. With a retail price at $4.99, you can afford to give them generously.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher. Opinions expressed are my own.

Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, keynote speaker, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. As host of All God's Women podcast, she's working her way through the Bible one woman at a time, bringing to light the stories of ancient women and applying them to modern day living.

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