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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Review: She Speaks

What a disappointment! I received a copy of She Speaks Wisdom from the Women of the Bible to the Modern Black Woman for free as a member of Booksneeze.com. I received the copy with only the agreement to write my honest review of the book. I am not otherwise associated with Booksneeze or Thomas Nelson Publishing in any way and have not received any compensation for this review.

I already had a copy of the Bible by the same author and was excited to receive this complimentary book in the mail. I thought that I would receive something new and encouraging, uplifting and courageous. To my dismay, this book is a collection of excerpts from the Sisters in Faith Bible. Verbatim, the text in this book comes from the "Women of the Bible" sections in the Sisters in Faith Bible. Unfortunately, I was unimpressed with those sections in the Bible and was very disappointed to find that I now own a collection of them. The "monologues" are dry and not very creative at all. I didn't find that much thought was put in the writing of those sections to bring the women to life, they simply restated the text. There were no knew incites or supposition to what may have been their thoughts. Something I was looking forward to reading.

As much a disappointment, I am glad I have the Bible and will pass this little book along. I don't recommend it. Pick up the Sisters in Faith Bible instead.

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