Who would imagine being friends with Eve—the woman who’s been held responsible for the fall of humanity (and cramps) for thousands of years? Certainly not Sarah Jakes Roberts. That is, not until Sarah discovered she is more like Eve than she cares to admit.
Everyone faces trials, and everyone will mess up. But failure should not be the focus. Your focus should not be on who you were but rather the pursuit of who you can become. In Woman Evolve, Sarah helps you understand that your purpose in life does not change; it evolves.
Making her mistake in the Garden of Eden, Eve became the first woman to deal with rebuilding her life in the aftermath of her past. Eve knew better, but she didn’t do better. With scriptural lessons, Eve as the framework, and Sarah as your guide you will discover and work through:
Past issues and insecurities that haunt you
Seeing yourself as God sees you and trusting Him with who you really are
How to come out of darkness and pursue a real relationship with God
Why it’s important to truly care for yourself
Setting in motion the beautiful seed that God planted in you
Your fears and insecurities may have changed how you viewed God, others, and yourself, but in Woman Evolve, you can break through and use past mistakes to revolutionize your life. Like Eve, you don’t have to live your future defined by your past.
Reviewed by: Sindisiwe Mazibeli
Tell us a bit about yourself: Firstly, I am daughter of our loving Saviour Jesus Christ, I love my Father in heaven, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I love reading the word, I love to worship and I love to be around good company , I am wife, and a mother to two toddlers.
Name of the book: Women Evolve
Author: Sarah Jakes Roberts
What drew you to read this book?: The title was the first draw to the book and a few friends also recommended the book.
What impact did this book have on your life?: It helped me on how to identify myself, especially us women we first identify ourselves by being a wife, a mother or by our careers etc. but firstly before all of these titles I am a daughter to our father in heaven. The book helped me see myself and how far I have come, I have a past, I have disappointments and failures and to see how far I have come by God's grace and how I no longer live in that past shame, he has lifted me up and I am able to freely walk and see myself through God's eyes.
In a paragraph, what is the main point of the book?: She looks at the life of Eve, why Eve, because many of us look down on her because of her mistake, we discount her significance and this view, has a reflection on ourselves because we all have an Eve story. All of us are not perfect nor have we done exactly what God calls us to do, that shame defines us. But if we look at Eve and the promise God gave to her, Eve’s story has a significance, the book helps us to relook at Eve’s story and how she didn’t stay in that low self-esteem of her past mistake, she lived out her purpose. The book helps all women to refocus, to face our deepest hurts, fears and disappointments and to live out what God has created us to be.
Who would benefit from reading this book?: All women, I would encourage mostly women, who are battling, women who are in bondage from their past hurts, fears, insecurities and failures. If you look negatively at Eve, this will be beneficial to relook at her story, of how she evolved to live out her life besides her mistake in the garden of Eden.
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