Lies Women Believe (Updated and Expanded) by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth has been one of the books that I have wanted to read for a long time. I have heard so much amazing talk surrounding this book that when I got the chance to review it, I was so excited and was not disappointed, for the most part.

If you are like me, there are so many times where we let our thoughts get the best of us, and some of them might be lies that we think over and over again, thus starting to believe them. This book was a refreshing perspective on those thoughts and helped me to overcome so many of them. The lies she addressed fall under the categories of sin, marriage, parenting, emotions, etc.

Wolgemuth offers the reader an experience that is somewhat like a personal therapy session. She covers over 40+ lies that we, as women, will have a tendency to believe, which will bring us further away from God. Through addressing the lies, one at a time, she shows us what we are believing and then helps us to see what the truth is and how we SHOULD be looking at things. She really does open your eyes to some of the things that can be changed in your life just by walking your through the lie and tearing it apart piece by piece.

Now, I have to note that there are a few things I didn't necessarily agree with. She talks about parenting and marriage, and I have a hard time taking "advice" from someone who wrote this book, the first time, when she wasn't even married OR a parent. I also have a problem with her opinion on how we should address, or not address as she talks, our emotions and depression. Basically, it feels like we are supposed to suppress our emotions just to obey God, but isn't he the one that gave us the power to feel them?

Overall, it was a fairly good book, sometimes it felt a little legalistic, but I still liked it. I don't know that I would recommend the book to anyone else though. There is a study guide that goes with this, as a separate book, and I will be writing a review on that a little later.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.}