When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams

Hope for Today from 12 Women of the Bible


Inspiring Portraits of Twelve Women of the Bible and What They Can Teach Us

·      Join twelve Old Testament women as they navigate life’s struggles and learn that only God can heal our hearts’ broken desires and dreams

·      Bestselling author has spent 25+ years researching the culture, beliefs, geography, archeology, and daily life of biblical women

·      Revell has sold more than 340,000 copies of Smith’s books


Life is full of twists and turns, and often the road into the future doesn’t lead us to where we thought it would. Relationships falter, careers fizzle, health fades. We may be faced with choices we never wanted to make or feel situations pushed upon us we’d never expected. Yet, in all of it, God is at our side—even when he feels far away.

Drawing on her extensive research into women of the Old Testament, novelist Jill Eileen Smith turns her pen to the lessons in trusting God that we can learn today from women like

·      Eve

·      Noah’s wife

·      Sarai

·      Hagar

·      Lot’s wife

·      Rebekah

·      Rachel

·      and more

Readers will find comfort in knowing that their concerns and problems are not unique to them. They’ll learn from what these ancient women did right—and even what they did wrong—when faced with dashed expectations and deferred dreams. And they’ll come away with that confidence that ours is a faithful God who loves us and is forming us through our trials into the women he longs for us to be.