Tuesday, December 22, 2009

REVIEW: Why We Need Girlfriends by Frankie Sherman

(Laurens, South Carolina) – Most women would trade their designer handbag and stelleto heels for one really good friend. Why? Because God designed us to desire deep meaningful friendships with others. In funny lady, Frankie Sherman’s, Why We Need Girlfriends, Frankie takes women through a seven-week journey through the lives of Mary, mother of Jesus and her cousin/friend, Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. Packed full of practical insight from these two biblical women, participants will soon understand the significance of solid friendships between older Elizabeth-type women and younger Mary-type women.

With Frankie’s background in the arts and comic relief, women need not feel intimidated by participating in a Why We Need Girlfriends Bible study. Its friendly format requires only fifteen minutes, four days a week. You can do it alone, with friends at lunch or over the phone with a girlfriend while wearing your jammies. There’s even a free downloadable leader’s guide on Frankie’s website for women’s Sunday school classes or group studies: http://frankiedsherman.com.

Frankie Sherman is a national speaker, comedian, and Bible teacher for conferences, retreats, and women's events. She fell in love with Jesus at Vacation Bible School and takes every opportunity to tell others about the joy of being alive in Christ. She is a former choreographer for the Georgia Peach Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl Halftime Show. Her specialty is in theater musical/productions. Her first Bible Study, Why We Need Girlfriends is based on the relationship of Mary and Elizabeth, from Luke's gospel. Two women brought together by extraordinary circumstances by an extraordinary God. Frankie is from South Carolina—loves sweet tea, BIG hair and her grand-girls. She believes there will never be another Elvis. And knows that her Jesus will return for her soon.

Here is my review of this terrific study:

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Frankie Sherman and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Why We Need Girlfriends" to review for them. I have always been grateful for this generosity, and I am trying to improve at being consistent in taking the time to thank these wonderfully giving individuals in a public forum. I really appreciate your time, effort and expense in making a reviewer copy available to me.

“Why We Need Girlfriends” by Frankie Sherman is a terrific seven-week Bible study. Following the relationship between Mary, the mother of Jesus, and Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist, this study emphasizes the importance of friendship and shows it for the gift that God intended it to be. This workbook is set up with four days’ worth of homework each week in an inviting devotional format. Although “Why We Need Girlfriends” can be done solo, the real intention of this study is to meet as a group for discussion and fellowship.

Packed with prayers and questions designed to educate and provide self-assessment, this study is enlightening and inspiring and gives me a hunger for deeper and long-lasting friendships. I would suggest this Bible study for any women’s group.

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