A Wise Woman Builds
Author: Meredith Curtis
A Wise Woman Builds by Meredith Curtis is a massive Bible Study tool weighing in at 365 pages. Yes, you read that correctly…3.6.5. pages. WOW! This puppy covers IT ALL – at least when it comes to growing the house of God. Unlike most studies with this title, this study is about growing to enable building the church, not so much the home.
Here is a quote directly from Meredith’s site that describes this study better than I ever could:
Proverbs 14:1 tells us that wise women build and foolish women tear down. The passion of my heart is to build my family, my home, my local church and the Kingdom of God! I long to be empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill the Great Commission, making disciples and teaching them EVERYTHING Jesus commanded! All 25 lessons talk about the process of building others up for the glory of God. We look at Jesus model of making disciples, wisdom, spiritual gifts, motherhood, hospitality, leading a Bible study, counseling, and passing the baton! This workbook takes you to the Scripture passages that set the direction of my life, mothering, worship leading and homeschooling. I live my live by these principles and stand firmly behind them with all of my heart! Prepare to be challenged by this Bible study to go deeper and live passionately for the purposes of God!
This study is not for the faint of heart and will not be “a quick read”. If you try to sit down and “flip through it” you will totally miss the point. (Ask me how I know. LOL) This study is meant to cover all aspects of the life of a Christian woman as she relates to the building of the Church – and that is a lot (hence the whopping 365 pages!).
Personally, I cannot read nor do a Bible study while looking at the computer – so I had my copy printed. Check it out!
To show you the actual size, I placed a normal roll of tape next to the binder:
YOWZA! Threatening? Probably. Worth it? Yep!
This study walks you through topics like:
- The Great Commission
- A Servant’s Building Tools
- Speaking Truth in Love with Wisdom
- Evangelistic Lifestyle
The entire study uses a lot of scripture as the base, which I love. After the scripture study portion of each lesson, the author gives her particular thoughts on what was just studied. There are several pages of both scripture study and opinion for each lesson.
So far, in my study of A Wise Woman Builds, these are some of the things that stuck out to me:
The unique thing about the Body of Christ is that those being repaired are also repairing. It is as if Mrs. Hammer drives Miss Nail into Mr. Wall who then later cleans Mrs. Hammer with paint remover spilled on her by Mr. and Mrs. Paint while they were redecorating the Bedroom family. (pg. 23)
A Titus 2 woman exudes reverence for God that permeates every aspect of her life: marriage, ministry, mothering, job, physical appearance, and conversation. Everyone in her life knows that she loves and obeys God. She is modest in her dress, respectful of her husband, diligent in her job, and faithful in her ministry. (pg. 57)
God’s Kingdom is an upside-down kingdom with those who rule and lead, bending low and serving more than anyone else. Serving is never something that you do to get to a higher place. A higher place in Jesus is marked always by greater servitude. It’s the only Kingdom where you will hear: “The Pastor is taking out the trash!” “The worship leader is cleaning the toilet!” (pg. 69)
As you can see, there is plenty of humor mixed in too.
You can view the Table of Contents along with a sample chapter: The Great Commission.
If you would like more information on where to purchase a copy of your own, click HERE.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!
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Meredith Curtis says
Thank you so much for your gracious and kind review. This really is the most important book I feel that I’ve written for women because there are so many amazing books on mothering, homeschooling, homemaking, and being a wife, but so few on how to build in the Kingdom of God and be a godly woman. I find all these principles work at home too! 🙂
Leah Brooks says
Dawn, I am going through this Bible study right now with a mentor (about half-way through) and this book has been an incredible Bible study tool for me. I feel that I have a much more solid understanding of so many Biblical principles. This study is all Bible and it’s life-changing. FYI, there is an upcoming conference in Orlando and one of the classes is “Wise Woman Builds” and is based on this Bible study. Check out http://www.finishwellcon.com. I’m going and I’m excited!
Dawn @ Guiding Light says
Leah, that conference sounds amazing! (Too bad it is so far away!) You gave a very good description of this study as well. Blessings!
Mike Curtis says
A book cannot be separated from its author. So I offer a quick review of both. Perhaps the reason the book “A Wise Woman Builds” is so comprehensive and challenging is because its author has spent years living out the principles expressed in this book. Disciple making is the passion of Meredith’s life, starting at home and lived out in the local church. I feel I have a pretty good clue, I’ve been married to her for over 27 years. She is the genuine article. She “walks what she talks”. If you are content to live some easy, “normal”, “just enough” Christian life, this book will radically shake up your world. No candy-coated Christianity here! Only the way Jesus meant it to be…world-changing.
Thank you Mike, those are wonderful words…both about the study and your wife. She seems to be an amazing woman! Blessings!
Laura Nolette says
I am richly blessed by the Lord because I have enjoyed the honor of being mentored by Meredith Curtis. In the process I was able to go through this amazing study with her as she wrote it. Since I received the lessons a couple at a time, my book looks much like yours. The study changed my life. My passion for the Lord, His people, and the local church was absolutely ignited by the days and nights I spent pouring over, studying, & meditating on the scriptures & teachingd in this book.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to add my high opinion of this Bible study book to your own.
Thank you for sharing!