God's Trophy Women: You Are Blessed and Highly Favored

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The sister of Bishop T.D. Jakes inspires women to see their trials as the furnace that molds them into living examples of God's handiwork.

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Bishop T. D. Jakes is one of the world's most widely recognized pastors and a New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books. Named byTime magazine as "America's Best Preacher," his message of healing and restoration is unparalleled, transcending cultural and denominational barriers. Jakes is the founder and senior pastor of The Potter's House, which has a congregation of more than 30,000. His weekly television outreach, The Potter's House, and his daily television program, The Potter's Touch, have become favorites throughout America, Africa, Australia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jakes lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Serita. Learn more about Bishop Jakes at www.tdjakes.org and www.thepottershouse.org.

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The sister of Bishop T.D. Jakes and author of Sister Wit turns her own life experiences into the backbone of this book designed to offer Christian women more than jelly-sweet platitudes about the trials of life. She encourages women to use their struggles to become "trophy" women—"women of extraordinary substance who possess huge value and distinction." The very troubles that threaten to crush women are instead God's way of making them shine, Jakes argues. She offers several examples of trophy women—from quadriplegic artist and speaker Joni Eareckson Tada and evangelist Juanita Sapp to her own grandmother, who repeatedly made a way out of no way. Their stories are woven briefly into chapters that focus on topics such as aging, walking through adversity and living without bitterness about the past. The bottom line, according to Jakes, is to take the worst suffering and turn it into something precious, a trophy that turns out to be us. Each chapter is accompanied by a poem (surprisingly beautiful and original), reflection questions and a prayer. Despite some repetition and convoluted arguments, this is a down-to-earth look at suffering and its possibly beneficial results. (May 2)
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