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The Right Kind of Strong

Surprisingly Simple Habits of Spiritually Strong Women

Mary Kassian

What does it mean to be a "strong" woman? How do biblical and contemporary views differ? Delving into the second letter to Timothy, Kassian explores Paul's exhortation to the women in the Ephesian church to help you avoid seven pitfalls that can weaken you. Discover how to become the resilient, capable woman God created you to be!

About the Author

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian

Mary Kassian is an award-winning author, an internationally-renowned speaker, and a frequent guest on Revive Our Hearts. She has written more than a dozen books and Bible studies, including Conversation Peace, Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild, and The Right Kind of Strong.

Mary and her husband, Brent, have three sons and six grandchildren and live in Alberta, Canada. The Kassians enjoy biking, hiking, snorkeling, music, board games, mountains, campfires, and their family’s black lab, "The Queen of Sheba."

Chapter Videos

The Right Kind of Strong Chapter Videos

Watch these videos as you read the book, or watch them with your small group to help facilitate group discussion. They are each about 20-25 minutes in length.

Endorsements

  • My friend, Mary Kassian, is a strong woman. I can’t think of anyone better to help you navigate the challenge of living in a world that celebrates and promotes a very different kind of strength. The seven strength-building habits Mary unpacks from God’s Word are foundational. This book will not leave you unchanged. I wholeheartedly commend it.

    Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth – Author, Teacher, Revive Our Hearts
  • I needed this book! It gave me permission to be strong but invited me to a holy weakness that allows God’s strength to shine in me. For every woman who is walking well with God and thinks she may be spiritually strong, Mary challenges you to examine the vestiges of weakness to which you may be blinded, and invites you to a new revival of Truth.

    Dannah Gresh – Author, Founder of True Girl
  • I was the eighth-grade girls wrestling champion. Now, decades later I want to know how to demonstrate strength as a wife, a mother, a daughter, a friend, and an ambassador for the Gospel, while walking with the humility Christ calls me to. That’s why I’m grateful for this book, The Right Kind of Strong. In the wise style we’ve come to expect from her, Mary Kassian discredits cultural messages about strong womanhood while pointing us to the source of true strength, God’s Word.

    Erin Davis – Bible Teacher, Blogger, Author
  • Mary Kassian has given a gift to Christian women by reclaiming the word “strong” from a culture that has distorted what God meant for women today. Building upon 2 Timothy 3, Mary paints a much needed, clear picture of a strong woman who is a follower of Christ. A must read for women, especially leaders, today.

    Dr. Terri Stovall ≠ Dean, Women's Programs, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Mary Kassian has written a timely book in our era of overturning the historical wrongs done to women. We definitely need more strong women in every generation! But Mary’s book shows us that this is not a new trend. God has always wanted His daughters to be strong—’in the strength of His might’ (Eph. 6:10). Mary flips your expectations in this book. If you are expecting girly fluff, you won’t find it. If you are expecting self-centered girl power, you won’t find that, either. Instead, you will be challenged to develop the kind of discernment, wisdom, and spiritual habits that will ensure that you are truly a strong woman to the end. A great resource for discipling women of all ages!

    Carolyn McCulley – Film Producer, Author
  • Compelling. Radical. Beautiful. Mary did an excellent job of showing us why a strong woman isn’t built on power and hustle, but on humbly acknowledging our need for Christ and embracing His strength in our lives. We pray this book inspires many generations of Christian women to rise up and become the right kind of strong women for God’s glory!

    Kristen Clark & Bethany Beal – Authors, YouTubers, Girl Defined Ministries