For Such A Time As This (a giveaway!)

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“Women in the Word of God every day” is the heartbeat of She Reads Truth. It is our mission and vision all in one. So, it’s our joy today to share with you a book from our friend Angie Smith that extends this invitation to the youngest “she’s”—your daughters.

Angie has a genuine heart for the Lord and His Word as evidenced in everything she writes. For Such A Time As This is no exception.

We had the privilege of catching up with Angie this week to chat about this very special project (illustrated by the lovely Breezy Brookshire!) that brings stories of women in the Bible to young girls. We hope you’ll read through to the end so that her words may inspire you the way they have us. (This is #praisehands territory, you guys.)

 

SRT: What inspired you to write For Such a Time as This? What is your prayer for this book and the girls who read it?

Angie: As a mom to four daughters, I have always wanted to find a product like this. I’ve looked and looked but haven’t found something specific to girls with the kind of detail that I longed for. I wanted a resource that was Biblically accurate and interesting for my kids, but also invited deeper conversation, and I hope I’ve provided that in For Such A Time As This.

In addition to the stories themselves, there are sections that follow each story and include memory verses, aspects of God’s character, and even ways that parents can pray over their children. My prayer is that the book will bring these characters to life and be a launchpad for parents and their daughters to dig deeper into the Word of God.

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SRT: Which woman’s story in the Bible do you identify with most? What was it like to rewrite her story for your daughters?

Angie: That’s a hard question! For some reason, the first person who comes to mind is Rahab. As a woman who hadn’t lived a “godly” lifestyle, she recognizes the God who brings spies to her home. Against what would have been considered her better judgment, she protects them and aligns herself with the one true God. The beauty of stories like this is that we can see God’s hand as He redeems her past, giving her a son (Boaz) who would become one of the most respected men in the Old Testament.

To be honest, I cried while writing this story and many of the others. It was just very emotional to consider the affection of God and to realize that this God, the same God who put the stars in place, not only wrote all of the stories in this book but also the stories of those reading them. The perspective was humbling and beautiful, and it gave me a fresh sense of gratitude that He would allow me to be a part of any of it.

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SRT: The She Reads Truth community is a beautifully diverse group of women from around the world. What would you say to us today about the importance of women’s stories in God’s Word and the importance of our own stories?

Angie: It’s easy to miss the big picture because we are so caught up in our own details. We can only see this tiny piece of God’s scroll, and the reality is that all of the seemingly mundane events in our lives are written in a much bigger story. When we read about these women and we have the benefit of hindsight, we are reminded that our lives hold the same weight that theirs did, and that we are chosen, loved, and redeemed. I’ve long believed that one of the Devil’s best tricks is to convince us that we’re “unredeemable,” and as we turn the pages of God’s Word, the letters jump off the page and form one spectacular and life-changing sentence: “You were bought at a price for a purpose for such a time as this.” Who can comprehend a love like that?

I pray that the grown women who read these stories will be reminded of these truths along with younger girls. Like Esther, we make choices every day about the legacy we leave and the way our lives will change the course of history. I pray that the women who read these words will gain a glimpse of the way their Father loves them, and that they will walk into their destinies with unshakeable faith. We only see a minuscule part of God’s glorious scroll, but I pray that this book is a reminder that it stretches into eternity… and that our names are written on it. May we make every single moment an offering to the God who allowed it to be so.

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Angie and B&H Publishing have generously offered signed copies of For Such A Time As This to ten members of the She Reads Truth community. Enter below for a chance to win. On entry per “She”. Giveaway ends Sunday night!

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Enjoy your Grace Days between reading plans, and meet us back here Monday, October 27th, as we begin a brand new study on Hospitality!

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  • Caryl Schelle
  • Do we know who won?

  • this is lovely! praise God! :)

  • Looks like a great book and idea

  • Beth Lehman

    I love the concept behind this book…. What a great idea!!!

  • Brookiej

    This looks wonderful! I have 2 girlies, so would be perfect!

  • Courtney

    I would love to win! Angie Smith is one of my favorite authors.

  • Michelle

    I have two amazing daughters, that would love this.

  • Such a great giveaway! I would love to win!

  • How cool! I believe my daughter would really enjoy this. How special to share it with her! Hoping to win :)

  • Carleeh M

    What a beautiful idea to get little girls into the Word of God! I am definitely going to be adding this book to Christmas shopping!!! My two girls would love to have me read these stories to them!

  • I want to win!

  • HeatheRoseBee

    Looking forward to checking it out for the little girls whom I love but, in this season, also discovering it for… ME! :) Exciting project!

  • What a great giveaway! Picked up a copy already to give away. Now I need one for ourselves. Well…and I have a list of others I want to give it to. :-)

  • Always looking for ways to bond with my girl.

  • Dy Young

    I have two grand girls who would love this book! Thx!!!

  • unspeakablejoymccoy

    This book has been sitting in my Amazon shopping cart. I plan to order copies of this to give away as Christmas gifts. I have three daughters myself and I know they will enjoy this one. Whether I win or not, I am excited to purchase this one soon. Blessings, Carrie Lynne http://unspeakablejoymovement.blogspot.com

  • Zsanae Miller

    Beautiful interview. And Breezy is my daughters favorite illustrator. I’m blessed she has such a godly role model. Thank you for all you do she reads truth team.

  • This looks like a wonderful book! Thank you for your generosity!

  • Such a beautiful book and story behind the story. As a mom ive struggled to find Biblical literature that goes so much deeper to truly teach and guide my daughter and nieces. The Bible doesnt truly go into the lives of the women in it, so this will be enlightening and a Bible bonus! Thank you for writing it, we need more moms like you who have such wonderful talents to step up and share their gift! I can’t wait to read it and use it as a study here for my girls! God Bless!

  • What a beautiful tool to help navigate girls to the truth. I love the concept behind this book.

  • Awesome book. Would love to share it with my two girls.

  • Polarstern

    This looks beutiful! Would love this for my younger sisters.

  • Brendasan01

    I would love to get this book for my granddaughter!

  • I would love to own a copy of this! I only have 1 daughter, but could pass it along to her girl cousins.

  • Jessica Parimore

    I would love to read this book myself and then pass it along to another “she” ! ❤️

  • What a beautiful creation for God to work through you! His gifts are always so wonderful…what a great blessing for so many! Eph. 2:10 :)

  • This.is.beautiful. The heart behind it. The value placed on the Word. The illustrations. Thank you for this work!

  • Michelle

    I have three daughters, and I’m from a family of four! I would love to own a copy of this book! Thankful for your ministry to Gods little daughters.

  • Angie smith. My absolute favorite author!!

  • Wanda Hensley

    Excited to see this book close-up!

  • book looks awesome!

  • Olga young

    I also have 4 daughters! Excited about this book. Can wait to dig into it with my chicks.

  • Patricia

    I just bought this beautiful book a week ago for my soon-to-be 10 year old daughter. It is beautifully written & illustrated! I cannot wait to give it to my daughter on her birthday. As she enters her pre-teen years, I think this book will be of great importance as she navigates this new stage of her life.

  • I have two daughters and I’d love a copy to share with them!

  • Would love to have this book as a resource for myself and a tool to teach and pray for my two daughters.

  • This looks like a great book for my 5 year old! I've also got nieces in mind for Christmas time :)

  • This book looks amazing! As a mama to a daughter this book would be gold in our house.

  • As a woman who is trying to find her faith again and a Mama to 3 girls this would be a beautiful gift to win.

  • Wow! This looks like a great book.

  • I was lucky enough to hear Angie Smith speak at our church this past week. She is incredible! I just started her book, What Women Fear, she is as excellent a writer as she is a speaker!

    I would love to have this book to read with my daughter!

  • Lynnea Horton

    I have two daughters and I teach preK daily at the school at my church. I have many opportunities to teach girls.

  • I would love to share this book with a special girl in my life.

  • This is a really nice idea. Thanks for the fun opportunity!

  • What a lovely book. Thank you for your generosity.

  • I so look forward to reading this and going through it with my daughter. We need as much help as we can get to train up our babies!! Thank you for writing this book!

  • Carolyn J

    Wow, thanks for hosting this and thanks to the author for doing the giveaway! the SRT Community has been a part of my mornings daily for almost 3 months now, and it has been an amazing journey! My daughter, who is 5.5, was just baptized in September, along with my husband and I who were re-baptized. Our family is moving in a more spiritual direction than ever before, and I'd love to have this book to read with my girl!

  • Meredith

    Beautiful.

  • So truly lovely. I would love an opportunity to read this. I have a daughter who is twenty. She is really having it tough right now trying to navigate this life. She has not fully turned away from The Lord, but is walking with the world. I feel my men could benefit from the wisdom gleaned from this as well. Bless you.

  • Thank you Angie and the team for creating such beautiful book! :) Thank you SRT for introducing this to us! :) Praying to win a copy! :)

  • Oh, how I would love to read this with my girls!

  • Kendall_S

    Hoping I win a copy but if not am definitely going to get a copy for Christmas for my girls and niece!! Thank you for sharing this beautiful resource. I know my girls will love it. :)

  • stinav96

    Awesome! Thank you for hosting/providing this giveaway!

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