The women of the Bible lived timeless stories. By examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith. In The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today (Broadside), Fox News Channel’s Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life but also on how they relate to each other and to us.
Women were central figures in numerous Bible tales: warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus’ resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news that would change the world forever.
From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the Bible narrative offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys.
The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman’s individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today.
The book goes on sale March 30.
The above information was derived from Theresa Dooley, Publicity Manager, HarperCollinsPublishers
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