Synopses & Reviews
We are like Eve. We have all experienced defeats and failures, trouble and turmoil. We have all experienced a selfish heart, a shrewish spirit, anger, envy and bitterness. And we ache to do things over, to have lives of harmony and peace.
In her book, Lies Women Believe, author Nancy Leigh DeMoss exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women:
-Lies about themselves: I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings.
-Lies about sin: I cannot walk in consistent victory over sin.
-Lies about their marriage: If I submit to my husband, I will be miserable.
-Lies about their emotions: I can’t control my emotions.
-Lies about their circumstances: I just can’t take any more.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. This book offers the most effective weapon to counter and overcome Satan’s deceptions-God’s truth.
Nancy Leigh DeMoss, who is one of the most articulate Bible expositors in the Christian world today, has written a book that I hope will get to the top of the best-seller list. It exposes the lies that imprison so many women and sets them free. I highly recommend it.
The woman of today is bombarded and confused by so many falsehoods. These messages may originate from painful childhood experiences or from media that emphasize beauty and glitz above all else. Or perhaps from a culture that tells women their role as a wife and mother doesn't count nearly as much as a career. Or the more selfish trend is that if her marriage doesn't make her happy, she owes it to herself to bail out. In Lies Women Believe: And the Truth that Sets Them Free Nancy Leigh DeMoss exposes Satan as the source of these falsehoods and points women back to the truth only found in God's Word. Whatever problem today's women may face--guilt, addictions, an unhappy marriage, desire for career over mothering children, troubled children, the list goes on--she reminds us that there is an answer, and it is found in God. God is enough.
-Tim and Beverly LaHaye
For a quarter of a century, Nancy Leigh DeMoss has listened compassionately to heart-wrenching stories about the ways women in today's world are looking for meaning in life in all the wrong places. Readers will find themselves in these stories. A careful reading of this compelling book, written by someone who knows and loves the Scriptures, will help women identify and break out of the many bondages--emotional, physical, and spiritual--that trap them. It will also lead women to a new vision for their lives, and the profound sense of freedom that comes with the knowledge of God's redeeming love made known in Jesus Christ. Nancy's breathtaking book arrives on the American scene at a timely moment in history, when the populace is confused, desperately searching for meaning in life, and buying into anything that brings immediate gratification. This liberating book will be a blessing to you."e;
-George and Kingsley Gallup
What a timely, God-initiated and God-endorsed book! Nancy is a friend not only to us and to our family, but to thousands who have heard her speak and have known her personally. This is a most timely and crucial contribution to all women. Nancy deals honestly with the most pressing pain in women's lives and shows sensitively real illustrations and the truth that sets them free. Without hesitation, we encourage every woman to carefully study and apply this wonderful and practical spiritual help--both hurting and bewildered women, as well as radiant and happy women who desire to help others.
-Henry and Marilyn Blackaby
Have you ever wished you had a trusted friend, a wise counselor, that you could go to for godly, profoundly biblical advice? Someone you could go to who would help you tackle life's thorniest questions? Nancy Leigh DeMoss may not be your closest friend, but she will provide you with the solid Psalm 1 counsel that your soul longs for. On more than one occasion we've sought Nancy's advice and counsel. She is a godly woman with a heart for God's people. Compassionate and caring, I think you'll find that Nancy will stimulate you to love and good deeds in these pages. Buy two of these books--one for yourself and one for your best friend!
-Dennis and Barbara Rainey
Finally we can stop walking around in a maze of unanswered questions. The 'why's' have been silenced and the truth proclaimed! Nancy penetrates the confusion of our day and helps us see through the deception that has plunged so many women into despair and frustration. Then she gently leads us into the truth that is the only pathway to experience God's beautiful peace and restoration.
-P. Bunny Wilson
Today's women need to hear the truth, and I praise God for Nancy Leigh Demoss' incredible faith in His truth and her honesty about our weakness. She refuses to compromise His Word for the world's sake.
-Heather Whitestone McCallum, Miss America 1995
The lies Christian women believe are at the root of their struggles. In Lies Women Believe, Nancy Leigh DeMoss exposes areas of deception common to many Christian women -- lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She deals honestly with women's delusions and illusions and then gently leads them to the truth of God's word that leads to true freedom.
Counter the lies that keep you from abundant living.
Satan is the master deceiver and his lies are endless. And the lies Christian women believe are at the root of most of their struggles.
"e;Many women live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation,"e; says Nancy Leigh DeMoss. "e;Many are in bondage to their past. Others are gripped by fear of rejection and a longing for approval. Still others are emotional prisoners."e;
In best selling Lies Women Believe, Nancy exposes those areas of deception most commonly believed by Christian women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. She then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God's grace, forgiveness, and abundant life. Nancy offers the most effective weapon to ounter and overcome Satan's deceptions: God's truth!
Satan is the master deceiver, and his lies are endless. Nancy tackles many of the falsehoods that deceive Christian women with alarming frequency and severity. She confronts these lies with practical truths found in Scripture, helping women to face the realities of this life with freedom and true joy.
About the Author
NANCY LEIGH DEMOSS is a mentor and "spiritual mother" to hundreds of thousands of women who have read her bestselling books and who listen to her two daily radio programs, Revive Our Hearts and the one-minute feature Seeking Him. Through these programs, she calls women to revival and biblical womanhood. Her love for the Word and the Lord Jesus are infectious and permeate her online outreaches, conference messages, books, and radio programs. Her books have sold more than 2,000,000 copies, and include Lies Women Believe, Choosing Forgiveness, A Place of Quiet Rest, A Thirty Day Walk with God in the Psalms, Brokenness: The Heart God Revives, Surrender: The Heart God Controls, and Holiness: The Heart God Purifies. She also co-authored Seeking Him, Lies Young Women Believe, True Woman 101: Divine Design, and is the general editor of Becoming God's True Woman.Nancy is frequently a speaker at women's conferences. In October 2008, Revive Our Hearts hosted the first True Woman Conference in the Chicago area, which sought to help women everywhere discover and embrace God's design and mission for their lives. Over 6,000 women attended True Woman '08, and three more national conferences were held in 2010. The ministry continues to hold additional national conferences and trainings for leaders in women's ministry for which Nancy is a keynote speaker.Nancy grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in a family deeply committed to Christ and to the mission of world evangelization. At an early age, she surrendered her life to Christ and to His call to fulltime service.Nancy graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in piano performance and went on to serve as the Primary Children's Ministries Director in a large local church. Since 1980, she has served on the staff of Life Action Ministries, a revival ministry based in Buchanan, Michigan. .
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Truth... or Consequences
Chapter Two: Lies Women Believe about God
1. God is not really good.
2. God doesn't love me.
3. God is just like my father.
4. God is not really enough.
5. God's ways are too restrictive.
6. God should fix my problems.
Chapter Three: Lies Women Believe About Themselves
7. I'm not worth anything.
8. I need to learn to love myself.
9. I can't help the way I am.
10. I have my rights.
11. Physical beauty matters more than inner beauty.
12. I should not have to live with unfulfilled longings.
Chapter Four: Lies Women Believe About Sin
13. I can sin and get away with it.
14. My sin isn't really that bad.
15. God can't forgive what I have done.
16. I am not fully responsible for my actions and reactions.
17. I cannot walk in consistent victory over sin.
Chapter Five: Lies Women Believe About Priorities
18. I don't have time to do everything I'm supposed to do.
19. I can make it without consistent time in the Word and prayer.
20. A career outside the home is more valuable and fulfilling than being a wife and mother.
Chapter Six: Lies Women Believe About Marriage
21. I have to have a husband to be happy.
22. It is my responsibility to change my mate.
23. My husband is supposed to serve me.
24. If I submit to my husband, I will be miserable.
25. If my husband is passive, I've got to take the initiative, or nothing will get done.
26. Sometimes divorce is a better option than staying in a bad marriage.
Chapter Seven: Lies Women Believe About Children
27. It's up to us to determine the size of our family.
28. Children need to get exposed to the 'real world' so that they can learn to function in it.
29. All Children will go through a rebellious stage.
30. I know my child is a Christian because he prayed to receive Christ at an early age.
31. We are not responsible for how our children turn out.
Chapter Eight: Lies Women Believe About Emotions
32. If I feel something, it must be true.
33. I can't control my emotions.
34. I can't help how I respond when my hormones are out of whack. (It's understandable to act like a shrew at certain times.)
35. The answer to depression must first be sought in medication and/or psychotherapy.
Chapter Nine: Lies Women Believe About Circumstances
36. If my circumstances were different, I would be different.
37. I shouldn't have to suffer.
38. My circumstances will never change - this will go on forever.
39. I just can't take any more.
40. It's all about me.
Chapter Ten: Countering Lies with the Truth
Chapter Eleven: The Truth That Sets Us Free