“This is part of the larger problem, particularly with these charismatic women Bible study teachers that are running rampant within evangelicalism. These women, such as Voskamp, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, etc., tend to write and speak in ways that are emotionally captivating to women and draw them into the experience. While so much of it seems to be benign on the surface, at a deeper level, it’s very dangerous and borderline blasphemous.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) People who are familiar with author Ann Voskamp know that she is a quasi-charismatic, melodramatic writer, who writes in a tedious, semi-poetic style of that you either love or hate….
Her grammatical style of placing adjectives after the noun (postpositive adjectives), or using uncommon words for rhythm that the ordinary people would have to look up to understand can be either exhausting or entertaining — depending on one’s preference. However, there is no doubt that many women have fallen victim to her impressionistic linguistic style and have been captivated by her “insights” into her “Holy Experience,” or what she proclaims to be a life-transforming experience from God. But are the experiences she writes about Biblical?