Author: Susie Larson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
Back Cover: The Uncommon Woman
“do you have it in you to take the uncommon road?“
says Susie Larson as she challenges you to fight against the ordinary and move toward the extraordinary. Guiding you through scenarios in which victory is found in the difficult task of responding in faith, Susie walks with you as a friend. Her experiences have shown her that to fight the current of that which is ordinary, you must look to the Lord, who stoops to make the ordinary great.
Susie explains the distinction between a common and uncommon woman is often tied to their reactions to circumstances. The common person reacts with pat answers; she casually dismisses others in their moments of weakness; she stays on the low road to build her case.
But the uncommon woman responds to God’s love. She covers another’s weakness, she chooses her battles wisely, she seeks the high road. She knows that Jesus is alive and active and willing to change her life. And where she walks, then, becomes holy ground.
Perhaps you don’t think you can be extraordinary. Maybe you do not believe you can be a godly influence on all those around you. The Uncommon Woman will show you how to be uncommon in your circumstance, regardless of the situation. Each chapter includes biblical teaching, personal illustrations, and a “what about you?” section to give you a chance to reflect on what you’ve read.
Take a chance. Dare to be uncommon.
Book Review: The Uncommon Woman
Once again, I feel truly blessed to have found another wonderful book. The Uncommon Woman teaches that there is more to life than the life we’ve always known and have come to accept as women in today’s world. We are reminded that just because others are doing it, even other Christian women, doesn’t make it right.
The Uncommon Woman is a book that is filled with stories and tips on how to reach past what the world has taught us to be. This is a call to be uncommon, almost weird to the rest of the world. Because, let’s face it, what God calls us to be is weird to the world we live in today. As morals and ethics are spiraling down at neck-breaking speed, we get to choose each day how we will respond to what life throws at us. Will we respond like others? Will we respond like we always have or will we reach for God’s very best for us and love like others in a very uncommon way?
The Uncommon Woman is not for the faint of heart or the woman that cares more about what others think than what God thinks. I’d recommend The Uncommon Woman is for the woman that has had enough of the world telling her how to look, how to act and what to believe. It’s for the woman that desires above all else to be the woman that God has created her to be, no matter the cost. This book is for the woman that longs to be more like Jesus in how she approaches life and the people she encounters each day. The way to love others as Jesus does…truly takes an uncommon woman.
This book as challenged me to be the kind of woman I’ve longed to be, but didn’t know quite know how to become. God creates beauty and originality, nothing about His creation is common or ordinary…it’s time we step up and be as uncommon as He’s made us to be. Besides, there is NOTHING uncommon about God and we were made in His image and likeness…so, we to are capable of being uncommon, if we choose to be. Thanks to Susie Larson for being uncommon enough to call us to be what all we were meant to be for God’s glory. The Uncommon Woman is well written and filled with encouragement and hope for anyone that knows that they were created for so much more than they’ve allowed themselves to be.
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The uncommon woman understands her capacity for pettiness, selfishness, and a sinful bent that leads her away from the Almighty. But her thoughts don’t dwell there. No, despite what she knows about herself, she entrusts herself fully to the One who will shape her into a thing of magnificences.
Susie Larson, The Uncommon Woman