A Reflective Journey for Women
by Bozena Zawisz
I wrote Liberating Inner Eve as a result of my encounters with female clients from a Christian background who struggle to find a sense of personal strength, high self-worth, love, and acceptance.
Liberating Inner Eve offers psychological insight around the impact of commonly found interpretations of the teachings of the Old Testament (in particular the Genesis account of Adam and Eve) and New Testament (the lifetime of Jesus), on various themes relevant to women's daily lives, such as how they experience their identity, self-acceptance, and self-worth.
Every Chapter of this book includes simple exercises, encouraging readers to take time to review their thoughts and feelings, relating to a particular topic.
Through Liberating Inner Eve I long to share with others how empowering the Bible can be in helping women find self-love, self-acceptance, and personal strength.
CBM Book Reviews on Amazon wrote:
Australian author Bozena Zawisz earned her Masters degree in Psychology, a postgraduate diploma in counseling and a graduate certificate of Peace and Conflict Studies. She is a Registered Psychologist with a Private Practice in Sydney, Australia. Her emphasis with her clients is to empower them to find their connection with what gives them inspiration and strength. To date her books are A CHRISTIAN GIFT: POETIC REFLECTIONS FOR ALL OCCASIONS and LIBERATING INNER EVE. Bozena is of Polish heritage and uses her musical talents as organist in the Polish Catholic community church in Sydney.
In Bozena’s words, "I wrote “Liberating Inner Eve” as a result of my encounters with female clients from a Christian background who struggle to find a sense of personal strength, high self-worth, love, and acceptance. I now long to share with others how empowering the Bible can be in helping women find self-love, self-acceptance, and personal strength. What I have to offer is psychological insight around my understanding of how the teachings of the Old Testament (in particular the Genesis account of Adam and Eve) and New Testament (the lifetime of Jesus) can empower women to experience a connection with themselves, greater self-worth, and a sense of equality.’
Liberating Inner Eve: A Reflective Journey for Women by Bozena Zawisz is designed as an interactive and thought-provoking journey for women. The author, from a psychological point of view, has written a book to bring personal identity, strength and self-love into all women’s hearts and minds through an analysis of Eve in Genesis and Jesus’ New Testament, shedding light on a different viewpoint of the original sin that pairs with behavior and truths derived from the Bible that bring inner-emotional freedom.
By intertwining scripture verses, psychology, thoughts, temptations and intentions, the author speaks of women as God’s works of art. Focusing on the Bible’s way of interacting with others and obeying Scripture, mainly (referencing Jesus’ way), the author blends in her work selective quotes, philosophies/teachings, etc., of famous individuals such as: John Paul II, Faustina (A Polish Catholic Saint) and takes much from insights from Virginia Satir, her book speaks to the cultural and personal identity of a female, offering that respect and love is what is needed in both genders, male and female.
With such chapters as: Eve-Inferior From the Start?; Blaming Eve; Embracing Adam and Embracing Eve; The Legacy of Eve (Embracing her strengths), Who Am I Anyway?; Into the Future; Obedience; Silencing Eve; Staying Connected with Eve-Mindfulness; and the Body of Eve - Each chapter includes journaling exercises and questions to reflect on the material covered. Intricate introspection into Eve and her legacy, offer how women have been affected by the subconscious of the depiction of Eve, coupled with cultural insight into a woman’s place in society and within herself.
Assessing what the original “essence” of a woman might be, readers reflect on their own personal journeys. Written from her observation from a Christian background from women who encountered a lack of self-esteem, love and acceptance, her book provides key points of view that one should consider and compare to the truth of the Bible. The author helps readers to discover true identity, personal strength and confidence from a viewpoint in which they are as God’s great creation.
About the Author...
Bozena lives in Sydney, Australia, with husband Fred and son Nicholas. She works as a Counselling Psychologist in her Private Practice, empowering clients to find their connection with what gives them inspiration and strength.Her hobbies include enjoying Australian wildlife and nature, as well as finding ways to express her Polish heritage. She is the author of "Liberating Inner Eve."