ENUMCLAW, Wash., August 29, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Nearly half of Americans, 43.1%, reportedly attended church weekly or almost weekly in 2010, cites recent Gallup Poll results. Another article published by Gallup indicates a statistically significant correlation between emotional well-being and religion.
Author Dana Grubb has experienced those statistics firsthand in her own life. It's not religion, she says, but a relationship with Jesus that makes all the difference. A graduate of the University of Texas, Grubb earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Architecture in 1990; the focus of her building efforts today is relational, not structural.
Grubb's new book, "Changed by Jesus" (WinePress 2011), delves into the lives of women in the Bible, specifically those who experienced a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The key, says Dana, is personal connection:
"This study helps women relate to the women in the Bible and they will see how women in Jesus' day struggled with some of the same things we struggle with and they can see how Jesus addressed those issues."
Among the women featured in "Changed by Jesus" are: the woman at the well, the woman caught in adultery, the widow of Nain and the crippled woman, the bleeding woman, and Mary Magdalene. Varying in social status, demographics, and culture, these women all share two things: suffering and the desire for change in their lives.
Change, says Dana, is what Jesus offers. "True, meaningful change can only come through a relationship with Jesus Christ and people need to look to Him in order to experience change in their lives."
In her writing, Dana seeks to bring women to the Word of God while providing insight and opportunities for personal reflection and application. It is her passion to see women grow spiritually and see how the Word of God can impact their daily lives.
Besides being a writer, Dana Grubb is a Bible teacher, homemaker, founder and president of Changed by Jesus Ministries, an organization dedicated to teaching God's word to women who desire a closer walk with Jesus. She and her family live in Texas.