In order to step outside of herself and begin taking action, the author also studied the lives of women who have made a difference and who were self-sacrificing. Inspired by their willingness to forego personal comfort, Susy set out to sacrifice in her own ways.
Each chapter contains a mini biography of an amazing woman, including Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt, Mother Teresa and the semi-fictional Rosie the Riveter. I loved the bios. They're beautifully written and I enjoyed them so much that I actually had a lot of trouble putting the book down. It was also quite interesting reading about how Susy chose each of her own little projects -- spending a day welding, another fasting and praying, traveling on a humanitarian mission to Cuba. At the end of each chapter, the author offers some alternate suggestions for action.
I really enjoyed this little book and I think I'll pass it around my Bible Study group. Most of the women in my group seem to be really involved, so my thought was that maybe they'll be inspired to say, "Hey, come help us." I've got to get over this shy thing; I don't bother asking if I can join in, simply because I can't get the words out of my mouth.