Disciplines of a Godly Woman
Not an appealing word to many. Maybe discipline strikes your soul as a hard word, implying nothing but challenge, effort, duty. Yet most of us see the value in cultivating spiritual disciplines, and we long to be more consistent in our relationship with God, even in the midst of our busy lives.
Combining biblical teaching, poignant stories, and insightful reflection questions, Barbara Hughes explores 15 vital disciplines in this classic book—helping us to mature as godly Christian women and giving meaningful shape to our lives.
Reading Barbara Hughes can take away all dread of the pains of a disciplined life, replacing it with desires and happy anticipation, as you find an elevating purpose in loving God and obeying Him in every moment.
“Disciplines of a Godly Woman is not a legalistic ten-step plan or checklist. Rather it is Titus 2:3–5 in action, as Barbara Hughes becomes our sister, mother and grandmother in the Lord, challenging us to trust and honor God in the whole of life. After a lifetime in pastoral ministry and family life, Barbara knows the challenges we face as sinners living in a world crowded with ideas and pressures. She also knows that God’s Word provides the wisdom we need and the cross of Christ provides the grace we need. At a time when many younger women are seeking mentors, and many older women feel ill-equipped for the task, this book is a wise and loving answer to both.” -— Claire Smith, Bible teacher and author, God’s Good Design: What the Bible Really Says about Men and Women
“As Christian women we long to have our lives give glory to God. This wise book walks us through the practical disciplines of being a woman who lives under God’s authority. I highly recommend it.” -— Margaret Grudem, wife of Dr. Wayne Grudem, Scottsdale, Arizona