Q&A with Tony Evans' daughter Chrystal on Kingdom Woman
Question: Why did you write Kingdom Woman?
Chrystal Evans Hurst: I wrote Kingdom Woman because my Daddy asked me to. Seriously. With five kids in tow, writing a book was not on my radar.
I could barely write down my meal plans much less think about writing a book for other women to read! So when my Dad called to discuss the idea of us writing the book together, my prepared answer was a “No”.
Yet, after listening to his heart and praying about it, I slowly changed my mind. Daddy realized that as much as he wanted to empower women to be all they can be through the power of God at work in their lives, he is not a woman! So he asked me to join him in this endeavor and add a woman’s practical expression and experience to the heart of his uplifting message of biblical female empowerment. I said yes.
Question: What is Kingdom Woman about?
Chrystal Evans Hurst: Every woman – in every season – and in any situation, has power. Through the transforming power of God available to her, she is capable of unleashing her full potential and purpose as she embraces God’s design for her and her role as a woman. While many women are enjoying this day and age where we have so many opportunities never available before to our gender, other women are crumbling under the pressure to do all or be all in the light of the options available to us.
This book is about the wonderful possibilities that emerge for a woman when she aligns with the dreams that God has in mind for her. Not only will you be encouraged to seek God and the purposes that He has in store for you, but you will be inspired to do so in the power that He offers when we do things His way.
In our culture there is an abundance of opinions and suggestions from professionals, personalities in pop culture, and our friends as to what a woman should be, what she should have, and what she should be able to achieve. But there is another definition of woman. And the One who designed her wants us to know about the wonderful thoughts He has in mind for her.
This book will guide every woman to the understanding of who God created her to be, what He created her to do, and how He empowers her to do it.
Each reader will sense from this work that God is on her side and that He tenderly cares about every female on this often male-dominated planet. My dad's inspired teaching in this book gives new and transforming insights into biblical principles that can transform.
Question: How is Kingdom Woman different from all of the other women’s self-help or spiritual books out there?
Chrystal Evans Hurst: Well, there are lots of great books out there for women. I know. I’ve read a bunch of ‘em. This book largely references the Bible, but it is not a Bible study. The book is extraordinarily motivational, but it is not designed solely to be a motivational book. The book has stories but it is not a tale from beginning to end.
This book takes all of these aspects, God’s Word, encouragement and motivation, and practical stories and life examples to set the stage for God to speak to YOU about your wonderful design and destiny. It’s a book that will either remind you or show you for the first time that God loves you, believes in you, and has built you for a measure of greatness that you can achieve when you do things His way.
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