Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Women Who Overcame: New Book by Cynthia L. Simmons

My guest today is Cynthia L. Simmons. Her book, Women Who Overcame just released on September 30, 2014. Cynthia tells stories of women in history who overcame with God's help. Be sure to see below to find out how you can win a copy.

When I saw Cynthia's back copy, I knew her book would be of interest to you. This is what she says:

Are you facing heartache? Perhaps you’re already battle weary and wonder where God is. How can you continue to believe in God’s power and love when storms invade? These ladies from the past didn’t just face the impossible, they overcame. Author Cynthia L Simmons offers historical vignettes to demonstrate trusting Jesus makes victors. You’ll be challenged and encouraged while getting a glimpse of history.

I began reading, Women Who Overcame and felt drawn in by their stories. From Queen Katherine Parr, wife of Henry the VIII in 1546; Emilie Todd Lincoln--half sister to Mary Lincoln in 1863; and Cynthia's own story of overcoming obstacles in 2008, you will discover the faithfulness of God in the midst of difficulties.

There are study questions for each chapter as well, so you can use this to discuss each woman's situation and how they overcame to become victors.
Cynthia, where did the idea to write, Women Who Overcame, begin?
C: The Lord used history to encourage me through some very difficult times. During several trials, I began a serious research of women in history, and I wanted to share what I learned with others. If you study history you can see the outcome of decisions we make every day. Our decisions are very important, especially when life brings us challenges. Tweet This

Do you have a personal favorite of the stories you include in the book? What makes that story stand out for you?

C: Since I’m a retired nurse, I love the story of Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse. She learned about nursing from Florence Nightingale and reached out to widows by helping them to build skills to support themselves.


What do you hope women will gain by reading your book?
C: I hope they will learn that it’s much better walking by faith than leaning on your own strength. And I hope they will learn more about the hope they have in Christ.
What word of encouragement can you offer to women who face obstacles to overcome?
C: I’ve walked through some pretty tough times. One of my stories is in the book also, and I can say God walked with me every time. Be assured, God’s right there. He won’t leave you alone.
Thanks so much for sharing your book with us, Cyndi. 
How about you? Do you have a overcomer story to share? Tweet This

Leave a comment for Cyndi and be entered to win a copy of, Women Who Overcame. Winner will be announced next week.

Cynthia L Simmons and her husband, Ray, have five children and reside in Atlanta. She taught for over twenty-five years as a homeschool mother and Bible teacher. Her writing appeared in CAG publications, NATHHAN NEWS, Chattanooga Regional Historical Magazine, Georgia Right to Life Newsletter, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Catholic Exchange, ECLA magazine, Christian, and BookFun Magazine.  Active in Christian Authors Guild (CAG), she conducts writing workshops and has served as president, vice president, and conference director. 
“Cyndi” has a heart for encouraging women in today’s crazy, upside-down world. She loves history and peppers her speaking and teaching with fascinating vignettes from the past. Her first book, Struggles and Triumphs, was nominated for 2008 Georgia Author of the year.  She hosts Heart of the Matter Radio for women seeking the elegance of God’s wisdom.  To listen to her broadcasts, visit her website:

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  1. Okay - I'm in! I've seen this book coming up on my my feed a few times and love the cover. Very old world - just like me. I speak on historical topics, too - in period attire, no less - so I know I'd love this! Thanks for the interview, Jeanne - blessings!

  2. Wonderful, Miss Kathy. I know you will love these stories. And, I love to pass on the idea of overcoming to the next generation.

  3. Not so interested in history--yet this book sorta grabbed my attention right away, as I am inspired by God's grace in our horrid situations of life. I've been blessed through many, and of course still going through many trials. Such is life! But such is GOD! So I'd love to win it and read it--besides, it came out on my birthday, so heeeeyyy...! :) Thanks for writing it.

  4. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Patti. I know what you mean; life his hard but God is God through it. And, to know that God never changes - He meets our needs and is the Great Overcomer.

  5. Congrats...drum roll ))))
    Patti, you have won a copy of Women Who Overcame by Cynthia L. Simmons.
    Please contact me and provide your email address so I can get you in touch with Cyndi.
    Blessings and I hope you enjoy these stories of overcoming obstacles.


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