Expanded second edition features new ways to use and study
the words and wisdom, updated content for today’s context, and 93
prayers—one for each woman who speaks in the Bible. Looking for the First Edition?
Women of the Bible have been trapped in dry and dusty literary caskets for centuries—but no more. In a groundbreaking book, author Lindsay Hardin Freeman identifies every woman who speaks in the Bible, providing their words, context, and historical background. Through these women, God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated, and proclaimed the story of redemption.
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.
Step into God's sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes, and murderers. You won't come out the same.
Lindsay Hardin Freeman is a Minnesota-based Episcopal priest, author, and mother. She is the author and/or editor of eight books, including The Scarlet Cord: Conversation with God’s Chosen Women and The Spy on Noah’s Ark and Other Bible Stories from the Inside Out. A popular speaker and retreat leader, she enjoys finding humor and grace in the Bible, and sharing it fully—and often irreverently. Her work takes her around the country, speaking to groups large and small about the accomplishments and struggles of Bible women as models for contemporary spirituality. The longtime editor of Vestry Papers (2001 - 2010), she has won more than thirty awards for journalistic excellence. She serves as a mentor for women in the ordination process and as adjunct clergy for St. David’s, Minnetonka. She is married to Leonard Freeman (a poet, priest, and teacher) and has two sons and three stepchildren. Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter is the culmination of four years of work with a research team to explore the words of every woman who spoke in the Bible and what they have to say for us today.
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