Books

Messed Up Men of the Bible

For Individual or Group Study

Received the Golden Scroll Merit Award

Nominated for the ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award and listed in the top five Bible studies overall

"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness."-2 Corinthians 12:9

From schlubby sitcom heroes to mommy blogs to online articles, there is a broad cultural perception that men constantly mess up and women must fight an uphill battle to fix them. Men are a burden, constant works-in-progress, pushed toward perfection but always falling short. This book asks a revolutionary question: What if these messed-up men are actually a mighty tool for God?

Tina and Dave Samples remind us that the Bible is filled with a cast of messed-up men—men who struggled and fell, and yet were used by God to accomplish His purposes. In fact, God has consistently chosen imperfect "clay pots" in which to place His light.

David was a poor father. Peter had problems with integrity. Moses had anger issues, Gideon struggled with fear, and Elijah suffered from depression--the list goes on. Messed Up Men of the Bible offers encounters with these ancient men who faced the same emotions and questions that contemporary men face, in order to reveal fresh spiritual insights and hope for modern relationships. Through personal stories, practical advice, and useful exercises, Tina and Dave provide encouragement and hope for women dealing with the messed up men in their own lives.

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"Women readers will learn about the men in their lives. Men readers will learn about themselves. Both will learn about God. Win, win, win!"

Dr. Dan Crawford

Professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological  Seminary

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Wounded Women of the Bible

For Individual or Group Use

2020 Book of the Decades

Top Five Finalist from Serious Writer

2014 Golden Scroll Award for Non-Fiction Book of the Year (AWSA). 

Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures—whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

Whether it’s a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women’s ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church’s care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group—the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing—along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common—and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.

No matter what hurts you’ve experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands, and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!

This is a book not to be missed!

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 "I absolutely loved this book!!! I really enjoyed the perspective on the women that were chosen for this book. They didn't pick obvious heroines from the Bible but they really chose women that you could relate to.
This was a Bible study that you can do alone or with a group - I definitely benefited from this book and will recommend to my book club and any woman of any age or phase of life. I so appreciated the experiences and testimonies that were shared in this book.
This has hit my favorite list!!" ----Swalk1

"Wounded Women of the Bible is such a great book and bible study! I recommended it to all of my friends and family. I absolutely love the style of writing and the way the authors, Dena Dyer and Tina Samples, relate each woman to real life, everyday struggles. The book can be read without doing the study but it is so much better with the study." ---- ShereeS

"This book touched my heart immensely! The Biblical stories were truly brought to life by the authors. Some of their viewpoints were new thoughts to me and I found interesting and has helped my spiritual growth. Usually I give books away after reading, however, I still have this as I plan to read many more times. This was truly a treasure find for me!" ----Devin Joy Barton

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Find My Stories in These Books

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I've also written devotionals for these two publications. 
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