When Life Doesn’t Match Our Dreams Book Review

In When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams author Jill Eileen Smith joins her skill as a novelist with biblical research to explore the stories of twelve women from the Old Testament whose life didn’t match their dreams. In these pages Jill takes these women’s stories and points out areas where their lives relate in some way to the lives of women today.

Each chapter begins with a section which narrates the biblical event from the women’s point of view, then moves to how Jill feels these events relate to her own, and possibly the reader’s, experiences.

The chapters end with thoughts to ponder and questions to spur further self-evaluation and application of lessons learned from these twelve women’s lives.

The lives of Eve, Noah’s wife, Sarah, Hagar, Lot’s wife, Rebekah, Rachel, Leah, Dinah, Potiphar’s wife, Tamar, and Zipporah are explored in When Life Doesn’t Match Your Dreams.

While I didn’t always see how the dots and points the author used between the women of the Bible and women today connected in every story, there were several I did.

Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?

I wish you well.


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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.