All the women of the Bible offers a rich biographical perspective on evey female figure in scripture -- including the famous, the little-known, and even the unnamed. In more that 300 engaging and insightful portraits, Edith Deen brings alive the saints and sorceresses, queens and servants, mothers and daughters, wives and widows whose profound influence is felt through-out the Bible. "You can almost trace light and darkness in the Bible by the women themselves,"she writes. "Hannah, praying mother of Samuel, gave birth to a son who became the first great Hebrew prophet. And, of course, there was the mother of Jesus. On the other hand, Jezebel and Herodias were vile influences, the first tearing apart the northern kingdom of Israel, the second causing John the Baptist to be beheaded." Combining thorough detail with a lively and dramatic narrative, All of the Women of the Bible portrays the real women behind the Biblical stories and shows how, in their human struggles and triumphs, they are very much like the women of today. With each major biography identified by Bible chapter and verse and prefaced by a key passage of scripture, this is an ideal resources for teachers, Bible students, preachers, and writers, as well as anyone who wants to learn what it was really like to be a woman in Biblical times.
Author: Edith Deen
Publisher: Harper Collins
Bestselling, updated, and expanded devotional study, Women of the Bible, by Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda, focuses on fifty-two remarkable women in Scripture—women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike your own. Special features in Women of the Bible include: • A list of all the women of the Bible • Timeline of the women of the Bible • A list of women in Jesus’ family tree • A list of women in Jesus’ life and ministry Vital and deeply human, the women in this book encourage you through their failures as well as their successes. You’ll see how God acted in surprising and wonderful ways to draw them—and you—to himself. This year-long devotional offers a unique method to help you slow down and savor the story of God’s unrelenting love for his people, offering a fresh perspective that will nourish and strengthen your personal relationship with him.
A One-Year Devotional Study
Author: Ann Spangler,Jean E. Syswerda
"A masterpiece of contemporary Bible translation and commentary."—Los Angeles Times Book Review, Best Books of 1999 Acclaimed for its masterful new translation and insightful commentary, The David Story is a fresh, vivid rendition of one of the great works in Western literature. Robert Alter's brilliant translation gives us David, the beautiful, musical hero who slays Goliath and, through his struggles with Saul, advances to the kingship of Israel. But this David is also fully human: an ambitious, calculating man who navigates his life's course with a flawed moral vision. The consequences for him, his family, and his nation are tragic and bloody. Historical personage and full-blooded imagining, David is the creation of a literary artist comparable to the Shakespeare of the history plays.
Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Reading the Women of the Bible takes up two of the most significant intellectual and religious issues of our day: the experiences of women in a patriarchal society and the relevance of the Bible to modern life.
A New Interpretation of Their Stories
Author: Tikva Frymer-Kensky
A sequel to All of the Women of the Bible explores such topics as marriage, children, and widowhood as reflected through the lives of fifty biblical women. 10,000 first printing.
Author: Edith Deen
Publisher: Harper Collins
As working women struggle to find mentors in today's society, "Working Women of the Bible" asks, what if the women of Scripture are the very mentors we've been looking for? Most working women today understand they can never be Superwoman. But if Superwoman is unattainable, whom are we trying to emulate? Is the Bible completely outdated, or does it offer a blueprint, full of real-life, culturally relevant examples for the twenty-first century working woman? Can we actually find female mentors in the Bible--women who defied cultural norms and held positions of power and influence? "Working Women of the Bible" confronts these questions with heart and humor, and offers surprisingly simple yet potentially life-altering answers.
Timeless Mentors for Modern Women
Author: Susan Dimickele
Publisher: Leafwood Publishers
In this inspiring look at the lives of women in the Bible, bestselling author Elizabeth George reveals refreshing models of faith for today. Stories about Eve, Deborah, Sarah, Ruth, Mary, and other women from Scripture offer testimonies of changed lives and reflections on the remarkable strengths God cultivates in women who love Him--Jocebed is an example of a remarkable mother, Deborah's life is an illustration of wisdom, Ruth and Naomi model pure devotion, and Hannah demonstrates sacrifice. Conveying the assurance of God's love, "The Remarkable Women of the Bible" provides nourishment from a woman's point of view and connects today's woman with the source of fulfillment that sustained her sisters in Bible times--a relationship with God. Adapted from "Women Who Loved God."
And Their Message for Your Life Today
Author: Elizabeth George
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
We don’t even know all their names. Some are referred to only by their nationality. Some are known only by the place where they lived. Some would become queens, while others would live on the fringes of society. One would give birth to a nation, and one would give birth to the Messiah. Their culture often overlooked or discounted the contributions of women, yet the writers of Scripture found these women and the role they played remarkable to the telling of God's story. As we study the lives of the women in the Bible, we find important truths that God wants us to grasp. They lived in a different world than our own, but we find ourselves facing the same issues they faced. Yet even more, these women show us there is a God who sees us where we are and loves us for who we are. He is the one who hovers over all the pages of the Bible, shaping lives, rescuing hearts, healing sicknesses, raising what was dead to life, and assigning high callings to those who choose to follow him and have faith in him. In this 10-session workbook, Max Lucado tells some of his favorite accounts of these ten women—Sarah, Abigail, Esther, the Samaritan Woman, Mary Magdalene, and others—and describes what set them all apart. EACH SESSION INCLUDES 50 in-depth Bible studies to help you navigate the stories in Scripture Daily points to remember to help you summarize the key points Daily prayers to help you focus your thoughts and move into your quiet time Weekly memory verses to help you hide God's word in your heart Additional notes to help you lead a group through the study Ten Women of the Bible is ideal for both individual use and for study in a small-group setting.
One by One They Changed the World
Author: Max Lucado,Jenna Lucado Bishop
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
31 Women of the Bible features 31 profiles of important women in the Bible. Each profile includes the related scripture reference, character summary, and application questions to help the reader discover who these women were and what we can learn from them today. Featuring a full-color interior with illustrations on every page and a unique concise format, this book can be used for daily study or carried in a purse or backpack for reading on the go. Features Include: 31 profiles of important women in the Bible with life application questions. Full-color interior with illustrations on every page. Ideal for daily study or reading on the go. Concise format that is easy to carry and fits well in a brief case or backpack. Study tool that provides a greater understanding of important women in the Bible.
Who They Were and What We Can Learn from Them Today
Author: Holman Bible Staff
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Bible Women All Their Words and Why They Matter Lindsay Hardin Freeman Women of the Bible have been trapped in dry and dusty literary caskets for centuries. While a few women, such as Mary, Sarah, Elizabeth, and Mary Magdalene, are familiar, many of the women who speak in the Bible have long been ignored. Yet their words are part of God's Word, the Bible, for a reason. Through these women, God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated, and proclaimed the story of redemption. In this groundbreaking book, Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing their words, context, and historical background. We learn which women speak the most (hint: it's not Mary ) and which books of the Bible have the fewest words from women. We hear the only conversation in the Bible between a mother and daughter (and it's not pretty), the words of a woman who eats her own child, and the triumphant exclamation of a woman telling the world about the risen Christ. Questions at the end of each chapter encourage individual or small-group reflection about what we might learn from each of these women and how God is speaking through them to us. Step into God's sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes, and murderers. You won't come out the same.
All Their Words and Why They Matter
Author: Lindsay Hardin Freeman
“Popular storyteller Higgs takes a look at the vamps and tramps of the Bible, searching for the lessons these wicked women have to teach. Higgs retells these biblical stories with rollicking humor and deep insight as she teaches about the nature of sin and goodness.” —Publishers Weekly Ten of the Bible’s best-known femmes fatales parade across the pages of Bad Girls of the Bible with situations that sound oh-so-familiar. Eve had food issues. Potiphar’s Wife and Delilah had man trouble. Lot’s Wife and Michal couldn’t let go of the past, Sapphira couldn’t let go of money, and Jezebel couldn’t let go of anything. Yet the Woman at the Well had her thirst quenched at last, while Rahab and the Sinful Woman left their sordid histories behind. Let these Bad Girls show you why studying the Bible has never been more fun! “When she was perfect, beautiful, and innocent, I found no toehold where I could connect with Eve. When she was tempted by her flesh, humbled by her sin, and redeemed by her God, I could sing out, ‘Oh, sister Eve! Can we talk?’” —from Bad Girls of the Bible Includes Discussion Questions and Study Guide A Novel Approach to Bible Study More than one million readers have already taken a walk on the wild side with Former Bad Girl Liz Curtis Higgs and her eye-opening blend of contemporary fiction and biblical commentary. Laced with humor, solid research, and heartfelt self-disclosure, Liz’s unique brand of girlfriend theology has helped women of all ages experience God’s grace anew.
And What We Can Learn From Them
Author: Liz Curtis Higgs
Bestselling Author Reveals How God Empowers Women for Leadership and Purpose Christian women are often led to believe they are God's afterthoughts--as if they were created inferior to men or destined by God to play a secondary role in life. Not so, says bestselling author J. Lee Grady, father of four daughters and a leading international voice confronting the abuse of women. He counters that the Bible's message is neither sexist nor patronizing. Through sharing the lives of 23 mold-breaking biblical women, Grady shows how God enables his daughters to do amazing, even impossible things. He also reveals the empowering, yet often-overlooked, gifts God longs to give each of his daughters--gifts like wisdom, fruitfulness, leadership, family, and boldness. When women learn to receive each of these, and more, as a divine inheritance, they will live the fearless and beautiful lives of purpose God desires for them.
What You Can Learn from 22 Women Who Challenged Tradition, Fought Injustice and Dared to Lead
Author: J. Lee Grady
Publisher: Baker Books
Making picturesque Bible characters come alive is what Frances Wander Velde has done this book. You will relive the lives of these Women of the Bible, and you will come to know them as friends.
Author: Frances Vander Velde
Publisher: Kregel Pubns
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book further expands the study of the important women of the Old and New Testaments. These characters can show us the life-lessons dealing with the ultimate surrender to God in obedience, or the failure that comes from a choice of rebellion. Women in Scripture will also provide insights for dealing with their homes and the raising of their children, all under the theme of "Following God" fully. New themes for understanding the woman's position before God and His plan and answers to many difficult questions are discussed at length in this new book.
A Bible Study
Author: Wayne Barber,Eddie Rasnake,Richard L. Shepherd
Publisher: Following God
If it's true that people learn best by example, here are 100 examples of women who changed the world-whether for good or ill. Readers will find brief biographies of the 100 most important women in the Bible-from Abigail to Eve, Jezebel to Mary, and Rahab to Zipporah-along with thought-provoking devotional and inspirational takeaways. Concise entries are easily read by busy women, and provide biblical encouragement to pursue God in every aspect of life. Ideal for women ages 25-50, The Top 100 Women of the Bible makes an excellent gift for Mother's Day or other special occasions.
Author: Pamela L. McQuade
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Presents profiles of major figures of the Bible along with classifications of thousands of unnamed men and women found in Scriptures.
All the Women of the Bible
Author: Herbert Lockyer
What is the role of women in the counity of the church? This is a question that has received considerable attention, particularly in recent years. The debate is often conducted without careful reference to the Scriptures and its teaching. This book seeks to redress the balance and establish how far any differences between male and female roles and functions in the Bible are related to theological presuppositions and principles.
An Overview of All the Critical Passages on Women's Roles
Author: Mary Evans
Publisher: Paternoster Publishing