Release Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Bethany House
Genre: Non-Fiction / Bible Study / Women
About the Book:
Powerful Stories of Women in the Bible that Reveal God’s Mercy and Love
From well-known women like Eve and Esther to those lesser known like Jochebed and Zipporah, women of the Bible play a vital role in God’s timeless story of redemption.
This book traces the stories of three dozen of the most important women in Scripture, each handpicked by God to play a crucial part in his gracious plan for all humanity. Every chapter begins with a short biography followed by an explanation of how each woman fits into the overall narrative of the Gospel message, pointing to God’s love for the individual as well as his larger plan to redeem sinners through the sending of his son. The Bible is the story of God’s relationship with his people–men, women, Jews, Gentiles, saints, and sinners. But this book reveals that it’s also the story of his relationship with you.
The Most Important Women of the Bible is a fantastically written study about women of the Bible. The book focuses on 31 women; Eve, Rahab, Gomer, Mary & Martha, are just a few examples of the women. Readers might be surprised that not every important woman isn’t mentioned (Miriam and Rebekah are a few examples) but many are from stories that we’ve read over and over. Some are even stories that I’m sure I’ve read, but only glazed over.
This would easily make a fantastic devotional or a Bible study. You can use this book individually or as a group. I personally used it as a mixture of a devotional and a Bible study, reading about one woman a day.
Each chapter focuses on one of the women, keeping it informative and short. References as to where to read their stories are always given at the beginning of each chapter. The authors really make their readers dig into the Scriptures. The book also explains how God used each of the women for His glory and a different, yet theological and sound approach, to what might have been going through the woman’s head at the time. I also found myself learning something new about many women that I’ve studied a ton about. Eve is an example of these women.
I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone who longs to deepen their Bible studies.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About Aaron Sharp:
Aaron Sharp has a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He works for Insight for Living Ministries and is the author of Everything the Bible Says About Parenting and Children and What Does God Say About That? His writing has been featured in Discipleship Journal, In Touch magazine, and other Christian periodicals. Aaron and his wife, Elaina, live in Little Elm, Texas, with their three children.
About Elaina Sharp:
Elaina Sharp has a Masters of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. She owns and operates a small business and writes and develops curriculum for ministries such as Cru. Elaina and her husband, Aaron, live in Little Elm, Texas, with their three children.