Mighty be Our Powers:How Sisterhood, Prayer, and Sex Changed a Nation at War
Authors: Leymah Gbowee, Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, with Carol Mithers
Why I picked up this book:
I’ve been mulling over ideas for my next book project for several months now, nearly almost a year. It’s hard to believe since my first book has not even been released yet. But the truth is I have questions and want some answers, and so I prepare to research and then write. Words from this book’s title jumped out at me from the Barnes & Noble shelf. Sisterhood. Nation at War. Mighty. Powers. Nobel Peace Prize. I quickly concluded that there must be something for me to learn here.
Today’s post is a follow-up to last week’s publication about “Mentoring Through the Hard Things.” In that post, I acknowledged that life can sometimes be hard and in this world we will have trouble. Likewise, Christ has overcome the world, so we can have peace in the midst of our stormy lives. Let’s take this understanding a step further by exploring how we can persevere in our faith by taking a stand against the schemes of Satan, the evil one at work in the world.
There are times in our lives when we simply don’t know what to do. Those times seemed even more troublesome when we find ourselves in a position to lead or mentor others. We want to have all the answers and we want to help, especially when we see that our mentees are hurting and going through hard things. I’ve found myself on the giving and receiving end of good intentions and emotions of comfort, only to have the person leave my presence in the same defeated condition, or to find myself under the same weight as before my mentor spoke words of encouragement to me.