I recently read a wonderful book that I wanted to tell you about – Just Like Us: 7 Ways Biblical Women Were Just Like Us (And Why It Matters) by Jennifer Hayes Yates. This book is directed towards women specifically, especially since the focus is on women from the Bible. This book is very special and unique. It touches on different topics that we all deal with – contentment, value, purpose, faith, truth, courage, and hope. When digging deeper into each of these topics, the author presents several Biblical examples that we can learn from, as it unfolds ways we can grow today in present-day circumstances. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and learning more about various people and stories in the Bible.
This book would also make a great Bible study tool, if you want to dig deeper into Biblical stories that are part of your daily Bible reading. For example, one of my favorite stories in the Bible deals with Queen Esther. When reading that book of the Bible, reviewing the chapter on Esther in the book Just Like Us would help bring deeper insight into Esther’s story. This book makes a great supplement to your regular Bible reading.
And on the other hand, when reading through this book, it will help spark a new passion for the Bible. Each chapter offers much insight, which will entice the reader to open the Bible for themselves. For example, when reading in Just Like Us about Ruth, you will want to open up the Bible and read that story for yourself in order to obtain a fuller understanding of the story.
For me personally, this book, Just Like Us, really helped me to appreciate various stories of the Bible from a deeper level. There are some stories in the Bible that I have read before, but the author’s perspective has opened my eyes to new twists that I had not noticed when reading them in the past.
This book also opens our eyes to the love of God. In many of the Bible stories, the women have felt rejected, overlooked, or misunderstood by other people. But God loved them, accepted them, saw them, and understood them. No matter what we are going through, God is there to see us through it, if we turn to Him. He sees our hearts and understands the things we are going through. He will guide us down the right road, if we allow Him to.
Reading this book has been an amazing journey for me. I think it will be for you as well. No matter where you are in your Christian walk, I believe you will get some value out of it. Here is the link to find the book on Amazon.