She Walked Before Us

Grace, Courage, and Strength from 12 Women of the Old Testament

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Experience God's unchanging grace in the challenging seasons of life

In this life we will all walk through loss, heartache, and disappointment. But we don't do it alone. God is with us every step of the way, just as He was with the women of ancient times whose lives, struggles, trials, and triumphs are recorded in Scripture.

Drawing on her extensive research into women of the Old Testament, novelist Jill Eileen Smith shows us how we can glean wisdom and strength from our trials, just like women such as

· Miriam
· Rahab
· Deborah
· Ruth
· Hannah
· Michal
· Abigail
· Bathsheba

You'll discover what these ancient women did right, what they did wrong, and how God used the hard things in their lives to make them into the women He always meant for them to be.


"This book is sure to be a page-turner and a life-changer!"--Angelia L. White, creator and founder of Hope for Women magazine; author of Yes Sisters

"Far more than a Bible study, She Walked Before Us is a powerful and meaningful bridge that connects us to a heritage of hope and redemption."--Ronne Rock, storyteller, speaker, and author of One Woman Can Change the World


Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling and award-winning author of the biblical fiction series The Wives of King David, Wives of the Patriarchs, and Daughters of the Promised Land, as well as The Heart of a King and Star of Persia: Esther's Story. She is also the author of the nonfiction book When Life Doesn't Match Your Dreams. Her research into the lives of biblical women has taken her from the Bible to Israel, and she particularly enjoys learning how women lived in Old Testament times. Jill lives with her family in southeast Michigan. Learn more at www.jilleileensmith.com.


Endorsements

"A master of fiction, Jill Eileen Smith has been a great name in the world of Christian writing, with award-winning series such as the Wives of King David, Wives of the Patriarchs, and Daughters of the Promised Land. In her work, she expertly combines her biblical research with her fiction writing skills and brings three-thousand-year-old characters to life for her readers. Now, Smith branches into the world of nonfiction with her new title, She Walked Before Us, researching famous women of the Bible in-depth and pulling lessons from their lives for the growth of women today. The book is sure to be a page-turner and a life-changer!"

Angelia L. White, creator and founder of Hope for Women magazine; author of Yes Sisters

"In this captivating book, Jill Eileen Smith brings the biblical stories of twelve women to life with thought-provoking clarity. She invites us to step into the flesh-and-bone reality of each woman, then carefully walks alongside us on each journey as a trusted guide, offering wisdom and practical encouragement in the midst of their disappointment, despair, delight, and doubt. Far more than a Bible study, She Walked Before Us is a powerful and meaningful bridge that connects us to a heritage of hope and redemption."

Ronne Rock, storyteller, speaker, and author of One Woman Can Change the World

"In She Walked Before Us, Jill Eileen Smith walks readers through the lives of twelve Old Testament women, giving voice to their stories in fresh, new ways. By adding her own experience and thought-provoking questions, Smith illuminates the path for modern women, leading us through difficult challenges into victory and joy."

Gwen Ford Faulkenberry, author of Jesus, Be Near Me and A Beautiful Life; coauthor of Mornings with Jesus

"Have you ever found yourself feeling common or typical? Do you feel your life is just run-of-the-mill? Or do you ever think you aren't special or unique, and you wonder how God could use a person like you? Well, I invite you to come along on an adventure with award-winning author Jill Eileen Smith as she shares the captivating accounts of twelve ordinary women from the Old Testament. Through the challenging terrain of Scripture, Smith helps her readers unearth nuggets of truth from women in the past who have left footprints that guide our way today. If you have been challenged by the changing seasons in your life and wonder how your unknown future could ever follow God's plan, then let yourself be surprised and, yes, exhilarated by God's leading."

Dorothy Valcarcel, founder of crosswalk.com


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    Jill Eileen Smith

    Jill Eileen Smith is the bestselling and award-winning author of the biblical fiction series The Wives of King David, Wives of the Patriarchs, and Daughters of the Promised Land, as well as The Heart of a King and Star of Persia: Esther's Story....

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