Secrets of the Vine for Women: Breaking Through to Abundance by Darlene Marie Wilkinson is about abiding in Christ, and in the Father. It was centered on the secrets of the vine, and the lesson in the vineyard that Christ gave the disciples. Jesus teaches that we need to depend on Him and abide in the Father in order to bear fruit.
Darlene breaks down myths about what abiding is and isn’t and about why women today struggle with abiding in the Father. While the book was a quick read, it is thought provoking and very insightful in the lives of Christian women today.
I really enjoyed the read and doing the reading guide that came with the book. It made me consider God as a father (my Heavenly Father), rather than someone up there, detached from everything. I liked the illustration of the girl going home to her father’s vineyard and how watching him tend to his vines reminded her of how he tended to her while he was raising her.
I would certainly give this book to a woman who wants to find out how to grow closer to God and to bear much fruit for Him.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. I was not paid for my review, nor was I required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.