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Empowered takes the popular idea of what it means to be a strong girl and flips it on its head, using the stories of eleven faithful women to show that real power comes from our loving Father through His Son. In the pages of this book, girls will encounter women they may never have heard of. They will learn some of the character traits that go along with the Christian walk Empowered takes the popular idea of what it means to be a strong girl and flips it on its head, using the stories of eleven faithful women to show that real power comes from our loving Father through His Son. In the pages of this book, girls will encounter women they may never have heard of. They will learn some of the character traits that go along with the Christian walk. But they will also encounter a God who is faithful to complete the work He has begun in them. They don't have to do the things these women have done to live a life of purpose; by making a direct connection to their daily lives, readers will have a bigger and a more personal view of their Father and His love for them. The stories in Empowered are about faithful women, but even more about a steadfast God. The same God who was faithful to give Corrie ten Boom the love she needed in order to forgive her prison guard can help girls love the unlovable bullies at school. The love for Jesus that compelled Sophie Scholl to sacrifice her life for a higher cause can empower a young girl who sees injustice in the world around her. In a culture where kids see value in terms of Instagram likes and viral videos, the life of Pandita Ramabai will show the value of humble worship.  Through the inspiring stories of eleven faithful women, Empowered will show girls that God is the true source of their power, strength, and purpose in life, removing the pressure girls may feel to conquer the world on their own. This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book's message with their child. We're all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God's Word. 


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Empowered takes the popular idea of what it means to be a strong girl and flips it on its head, using the stories of eleven faithful women to show that real power comes from our loving Father through His Son. In the pages of this book, girls will encounter women they may never have heard of. They will learn some of the character traits that go along with the Christian walk Empowered takes the popular idea of what it means to be a strong girl and flips it on its head, using the stories of eleven faithful women to show that real power comes from our loving Father through His Son. In the pages of this book, girls will encounter women they may never have heard of. They will learn some of the character traits that go along with the Christian walk. But they will also encounter a God who is faithful to complete the work He has begun in them. They don't have to do the things these women have done to live a life of purpose; by making a direct connection to their daily lives, readers will have a bigger and a more personal view of their Father and His love for them. The stories in Empowered are about faithful women, but even more about a steadfast God. The same God who was faithful to give Corrie ten Boom the love she needed in order to forgive her prison guard can help girls love the unlovable bullies at school. The love for Jesus that compelled Sophie Scholl to sacrifice her life for a higher cause can empower a young girl who sees injustice in the world around her. In a culture where kids see value in terms of Instagram likes and viral videos, the life of Pandita Ramabai will show the value of humble worship.  Through the inspiring stories of eleven faithful women, Empowered will show girls that God is the true source of their power, strength, and purpose in life, removing the pressure girls may feel to conquer the world on their own. This B&H Kids book includes a Parent Connection, an easy tool to help moms and dads (or anyone else who loves kids) discuss the book's message with their child. We're all about connecting parents and kids to each other and to God's Word. 

30 review for Empowered: How God Shaped 11 Women's Lives (And Can Shape Yours Too)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Kate Willis

    Do you ever buy a book just because it’s beautiful and then you find that the contents are even more beautiful in ways you couldn’t have even imagined? I bought this book because the concept sounded cute, and I absolutely love the illustrators’ work, but beyond that this was just another book. Until I opened it up and was immediately hit with a Gospel-rich introduction. The easy to read, short chapters slipped past my 2020-induced reader’s block, and I wanted to both savor it and gobble it up. Nume Do you ever buy a book just because it’s beautiful and then you find that the contents are even more beautiful in ways you couldn’t have even imagined? I bought this book because the concept sounded cute, and I absolutely love the illustrators’ work, but beyond that this was just another book. Until I opened it up and was immediately hit with a Gospel-rich introduction. The easy to read, short chapters slipped past my 2020-induced reader’s block, and I wanted to both savor it and gobble it up. Numerous chapters brought on the tears with portraits of women of God in unique, defining moments of their lives. I learned about Pandita Ramabai, Esther Ahn Kim, and others, women of color whose stories I’d either never heard or only knew the revisionist details of. I read stories about the Ten Boom sisters, Elizabeth Elliott, and others you would expect, ready to skim over testimonies that felt literally drilled into my head but was shocked and delighted to find new perspectives, new highlights to their lives, and even more inspiration and encouragement. I found topics such as racism, slavery, and the Holocaust to be handled with age-appropriate honesty and respect to those who experienced them, and I would hand this book to readers of all ages. The study questions, while best used in a book club of middle-grade readers, were helpful and interesting to me as well. The illustrations (as expected! 😂😍) were a delight, and God shone through every chapter.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    Since I am a public school teacher, this is one I can’t just use in my class. However, I learned about it from a church friend and immediately knew I wanted to read it! I love that it focuses not just on these women who did amazing things, but more so the reason and way they were able to do them, through Christ! I’ve bought the boy’s version, Strong, for my boys to read, but I want to get this one to read to them after as well!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Such an inspiring and encouraging book! Read it first and then passed it on to my daughter. Also included a good diverse selection of godly women.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brittnee

    A great read for young girls (and not so young)! :) I'll be passing this on to my niece. A great read for young girls (and not so young)! :) I'll be passing this on to my niece.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Panda Incognito

    This book celebrates eleven notable women who made significant contributions to the world because of their faith in Christ. These women represent different races, nations, and spheres of influence, and even though some of them are well-known in Christian circles, such as Corrie Ten-Boom and Elisabeth Elliot, others, such as Sophie Scholl and Pandita Ramabai, are more obscure. In each chapter, the author shares a biographical sketch, a short devotional, and discussion questions. The questions inc This book celebrates eleven notable women who made significant contributions to the world because of their faith in Christ. These women represent different races, nations, and spheres of influence, and even though some of them are well-known in Christian circles, such as Corrie Ten-Boom and Elisabeth Elliot, others, such as Sophie Scholl and Pandita Ramabai, are more obscure. In each chapter, the author shares a biographical sketch, a short devotional, and discussion questions. The questions include Scripture references, and encourage readers to reflect on how the chapter's lessons relate to their lives. The focus of this book is clear from the title. Catherine Parks uses the language of empowerment to teach girls about the power of the Holy Spirit, showing them that these women were able to accomplish what they did because of God's strength in them. She encourages girls to know that they, too, can serve God and others in meaningful ways, because even though they may never face the intense conditions that many of these women did, God calls each of us to serve Him within our ordinary lives and the circumstances in which He places us. This book is a great resource for Christian schools, homeschool families, and devotions. It teaches about a variety of women and historical issues, and does so in a way that elevates God's power instead of making the women themselves the center of the story. Parks is honest and direct about the women's accomplishments and their faults, and never praises them in a way that encourages idealization or the belief that no one could be like them. This book is refreshing and encouraging, and is a great choice for both children and adults who are interested in learning about historic Christian women. I received a temporary digital copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Vera Godley

    This collection of short biographic sketches of 11 women who lived through the ages, including modern times, is quite well written with their young audience in mind. The stories are interestingly written and will surely engage the heart and mind of the young girl. The goal of the book is to show how in the face of unfathomable situations that portend evil, destruction, harm, and emotional harm the individual can be strong and can take a stand for that which is right. The Biblical Esther is, of c This collection of short biographic sketches of 11 women who lived through the ages, including modern times, is quite well written with their young audience in mind. The stories are interestingly written and will surely engage the heart and mind of the young girl. The goal of the book is to show how in the face of unfathomable situations that portend evil, destruction, harm, and emotional harm the individual can be strong and can take a stand for that which is right. The Biblical Esther is, of course, included and she is representative of the Biblical woman of strength whose story is told. The two ten Boom sisters, Corrie and Betsie, who were strong during World War II in the horrors of German concentration camps are included. Some whose names I had never heard are in this group of 11 women but whose stories shine with strength and staying power. I highly recommend this non-fiction book for all young girls to read. Age appropriateness: 8-14 years. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from B&H Publishing Group's book review program. Opinions are mine, alone and are freely given.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Marvy Herrera

    I received an ARC from B&H Publishing Group via NetGalley, this review is my opinion.. In this time we hear the Empowered In our society this word means so many things, but sadly many of them are wrong Catherine Parks did a wonderful job on this book, give in us a correct definition of what empowered means. Especially since this book is the focus for young girls, and they need guidance with all the changes they are an experiment. In this book, we found a real-life story, of women who decide to tr I received an ARC from B&H Publishing Group via NetGalley, this review is my opinion.. In this time we hear the Empowered In our society this word means so many things, but sadly many of them are wrong Catherine Parks did a wonderful job on this book, give in us a correct definition of what empowered means. Especially since this book is the focus for young girls, and they need guidance with all the changes they are an experiment. In this book, we found a real-life story, of women who decide to trust, follow and obey God and how these ordinary women, were God used by God in their specific time and place to make a difference. This book could be a beautiful gift and I believe it could also an opportunity to getting more deeper with the questions after each chapter, to not only knowing more of God but who He says they are.according to the Bible.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    One of my joys this year was reading this to my 8-year-old daughter. We were both intrigued, challenged, and inspired as we read of the lives of these faithful women. Very well-written and HIGHLY recommended.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jane

    I read this with my 12 year old daughter. She was captivated by the stories and challenged by the helpful questions at the end of each chapter. This is a collection of short biographies of women used by God and included many women I was already familiar with (such as Corrie ten Boom, Esther Ahn Kim, Elisabeth Elliot, Joni and Fanny Crosby) and also some stories that were new to me (Pandita Ramabai, Phillis Wheatly, Annie Armstrong). What I loved most about this collection is how it is presented. I read this with my 12 year old daughter. She was captivated by the stories and challenged by the helpful questions at the end of each chapter. This is a collection of short biographies of women used by God and included many women I was already familiar with (such as Corrie ten Boom, Esther Ahn Kim, Elisabeth Elliot, Joni and Fanny Crosby) and also some stories that were new to me (Pandita Ramabai, Phillis Wheatly, Annie Armstrong). What I loved most about this collection is how it is presented. It not only teaches your child about women that God has used but specifically homed in on their gifts/character strength and how God used that. So with each chapter you focus on a character strength/gift/quality/fruit of the spirit (whatever way you wish to categorize it), for example: true strength, seeking justice, gratitude, kindness, godly ambition. The end of each chapter focuses on how God empowered them to ........ followed by some questions (with bible verses to look up) and a key verse. Highly recommend. There is also a version with men used by God called "Strong" which my husband is reading with my son. We will swap over when they are finished.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Tanja Lunney

    Catherine Park’s juvenile non-fiction novel, Empowered, How God Shaped 11 Women’s Lives (And Can Shape Yours Too), shares the testimonies of 11 women who bravely endured challenging circumstances through God’s strength and power. Each chapter introduces each one of these amazing women of faith by a quote and a hand-drawn picture. You will read through parts of their testimony and research provided. After their stories unfold, you are left with pages where you are able to reflect upon each woman’ Catherine Park’s juvenile non-fiction novel, Empowered, How God Shaped 11 Women’s Lives (And Can Shape Yours Too), shares the testimonies of 11 women who bravely endured challenging circumstances through God’s strength and power. Each chapter introduces each one of these amazing women of faith by a quote and a hand-drawn picture. You will read through parts of their testimony and research provided. After their stories unfold, you are left with pages where you are able to reflect upon each woman’s traits. Some of these traits include gratitude, loving the unlovable, and fearing God not man. At the very end of each chapter Park’s provides questions to reflect upon. When I was graciously provided this book by B&H Publishers, I had no idea that it was aimed at children and young tweens. The cover will grab your attention right away with all of the bright colors. The illustrations inside of Empowered are simply beautiful. The 11 women that Park’s chose to focus on with help do exactly what the title says, empower and shape the audience’s livelihood. Overall I give this book a 3/5 and would recommend it to Mother’s who want their young girls to know about women of faith. We are told that it is not only by the blood of Jesus but the power of our testimony. I plan on passing this read onto someone else. This book is aimed more toward late elementary or young junior high girls. Empowered was an easy read and I loved hearing and learning more about women who have shaped our faith. Thank you to B&H Publishers for graciously providing this novel for me to review.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    The women's stories in this book are so amazing to me and also overwhelming. I so take my easy life for granted in comparison to the things they faced and were empowered to do for God. They challenged wrong thinking, hurting others, loving the unlovable, saving lives, sharing truth, asking why and never stopping when their hearts told them to obey and continue on. I appreciate learning more about real women and trusting in God's power to do what he has made for me to do. This book is intended fo The women's stories in this book are so amazing to me and also overwhelming. I so take my easy life for granted in comparison to the things they faced and were empowered to do for God. They challenged wrong thinking, hurting others, loving the unlovable, saving lives, sharing truth, asking why and never stopping when their hearts told them to obey and continue on. I appreciate learning more about real women and trusting in God's power to do what he has made for me to do. This book is intended for a younger audience but I felt it was just right to give me an overview and then it had at the end of each chapter book titles to read more about that women if I choose. The questions were helpful for deeper thinking and this would also be a great book to read aloud to others. I appreciated this quote from the author, "God daily gives us the power we need to reflect His glory, to love Him, and to love others, just as He did for all the women in this book. Be encouraged to recognize the unique way in which He’s made you."

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fay Jacobsohn

    This book is about how God shaped the lives of 11 women and is written for young girls to encourage them that God can shape their lives and use them too. It is a very interesting and well- written book and I would really encourage girls to read it. It covers the lives of Fanny Crosby, Bessie and Corrie Ten Boom, Annie Armstrong, and other women who influenced many people. Each chapter has a theme such as gratitude, obedience, etc., and ends with a section applying that to your own life, some ques This book is about how God shaped the lives of 11 women and is written for young girls to encourage them that God can shape their lives and use them too. It is a very interesting and well- written book and I would really encourage girls to read it. It covers the lives of Fanny Crosby, Bessie and Corrie Ten Boom, Annie Armstrong, and other women who influenced many people. Each chapter has a theme such as gratitude, obedience, etc., and ends with a section applying that to your own life, some questions to really dig in, and then a verse. I was really impacted by reading the lives of missionaries and other biographies when I was younger and I think this will be very good for girls to read. The excerpts are not long, and this book could even be used as a devotional. If you have young women in your life and think they would read it, this would be a good investment in their lives. (Please Note: Although a copy of this book was given to me to review by B&H and Lifeway, the opinions expressed are my own.)

  13. 4 out of 5

    Libby

    Written for middle grade readers, the selection of role models presented in this book is more global and diverse than is often the case. I learned about some great Christian women I hadn't heard of before, such as Esther Ahn Kim and Pandita Ramabai. For what it is meant to do, I think the book succeeds. However, even though the purpose of the book is didactic, I wish the questions about the women had been left more open ended, with room for readers to make their own connections between God, the Written for middle grade readers, the selection of role models presented in this book is more global and diverse than is often the case. I learned about some great Christian women I hadn't heard of before, such as Esther Ahn Kim and Pandita Ramabai. For what it is meant to do, I think the book succeeds. However, even though the purpose of the book is didactic, I wish the questions about the women had been left more open ended, with room for readers to make their own connections between God, the Bible and these women's lives. This isn't a book that is likely to attract young readers on their own; it's one that adults will use to teach.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Boone Family

    Empowered is a book that is geared toward 8-14 year olds, but has much to offer individuals of all ages—including this 40 something Mama. I appreciated Parks’ voice reaching toward the younger crowd and explaining some difficult words in a way that they could understand but not be insulted for maybe not knowing what a particular word in a quote from the 1700’s might mean. I’m glad I finally had a chance to read this book and will definitely be passing it along to all of my immediate family—young Empowered is a book that is geared toward 8-14 year olds, but has much to offer individuals of all ages—including this 40 something Mama. I appreciated Parks’ voice reaching toward the younger crowd and explaining some difficult words in a way that they could understand but not be insulted for maybe not knowing what a particular word in a quote from the 1700’s might mean. I’m glad I finally had a chance to read this book and will definitely be passing it along to all of my immediate family—young and old. :-) A solid 4.5 stars! I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions are my own.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    I don't usually read much middle-grade writing, so this was a little different for me. However, I loved this book! It made me want to know more and more about the women that Catherine Parks highlighted. And I was delighted to see that she included their biographies or books at the end of each section. Parks also has questions you can talk about with your daughter/younger woman and Bible references to go with each section. I will keep this one for my someday daughters or my nieces. The women she h I don't usually read much middle-grade writing, so this was a little different for me. However, I loved this book! It made me want to know more and more about the women that Catherine Parks highlighted. And I was delighted to see that she included their biographies or books at the end of each section. Parks also has questions you can talk about with your daughter/younger woman and Bible references to go with each section. I will keep this one for my someday daughters or my nieces. The women she highlighted changed the world for God's glory, and I was so encouraged by their stories. If you have an elementary-school-/ middle-school-age daughter, I would HIGHLY recommend this book.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Caryn Woida

    I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to share it with my granddaughters. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to share it with my granddaughters.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Leann

    A fantastic read for middle grade girls! This would be a great book for homeschool or church girls programs. It is inspiring and encouraging with amazing stories of outstanding Christian women!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kate Carnevale

  20. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

  21. 5 out of 5

    run.mama.run

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Anderson

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lizzie

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  25. 4 out of 5

    Anna Loucks

  26. 4 out of 5

    AJ Timberlake

  27. 5 out of 5

    Alyson

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tina Giles

  29. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  30. 4 out of 5

    Linda

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