Cindy Bailey believes that many women allow shame and embarrassment to cripple their walk with Christ. She has witnessed women who seem to feel that they aren't qualified or "good enough" to use their God-given talents. No Shame
refutes that premise and spotlights women in the New Testament who served the Lord boldly and effectively, confident of God's will. Despite the odds against them and their humble backgrounds, these women were not ashamed to repeat an unanswered prayer or rise to God's call. A great study with excellent documentation, this book is perfect for women's groups and adult Sunday school classes, as well as for personal reading and devotion. Cindy Bailey has taken a scary topic (shame) and made it possible for us to face it and conquer it in God's power. Her insightful comments and probing questions help us to evaluate where shame might be lurking in our minds and souls -- and then empower us to grab hold of God's grace and mercy. I love the way she takes biblical characters and applies their lives to struggles (like mine). This guide isn't just for the "shamed" but for everyone.
Kathy Collard Miller
Popular speaker and author of Why Do I Put So Much Pressure On Myself? In covering an unusual scope and depth of issues important to women of the Bible, Cindy Bailey defines their experiences with spiritual insight and tenderness. Then drawing upon her biblical and contemporary wisdom, she interprets these timeless and valuable lessons for women of the 21st century.
Co-founder of the Amy Foundation
(Sponsor of the Amy Awards for the best Christian writing for the secular media) Cindy Bailey
is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in many Christian and secular publications. In addition to articles in ParentLife
, Shining Star
, The Secret Place
, and Highlights
magazines, Bailey has contributed inspirational stories to the anthologies Why Fret That God Stuff?
and God's Abundance for Women
(Starburst Publishers). In addition, she writes for Waynesburg College and the Greensburg
. For more than two decades, Bailey has served her congregation as a deaconess, pianist, worship leader, adult Sunday School teacher, and women's Bible study leader.