The publication of the King James version of the Bible, translated between 1603 and 1611, coincided with an extraordinary flowering of English literature and is universally acknowledged as the greatest influence on English-language literature in history. Now, world-class literary writers introduce the book of the King James Bible in a series of beautifully designed, small-format volumes. The introducers' passionate, provocative, and personal engagements with the spirituality and the language of the text make the Bible come alive as a stunning work of literature and remind us of its overwhelming contemporary relevance.
Author: Gien Karssen
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Leaders: lessons from women of vision and courage walks women through the lives of Miriam, Esther, Lydia, and nine other women of the Bible. Wherever God placed them, these women used their leadership abilities to serve God and others. Gien Karssen's vivid storytelling and deep insights will immerse you in the lives of these courageous women and help you explore how God has called you to serve as a leader where He has placed you. The stories will remind you of people you know, and maybe even of your-self. Each book in the Her Name Is Woman series brings to life women who are featured in the pages of the Bible. As you grapple with God's role in each woman's life, you will be motivated to live your own life wholeheartedly for God. Each chapter includes relevant Scripture passages and study questions that have made the Her Name Is Woman series a favorite guide for Bible studies and small groups. GIEN KARSSEN is author of the Her Name Is Woman series. She was married for only six weeks when her husband was interned in a concentration camp during the Nazi Holocaust, where he died. She lived the rest of her days avidly mentoring women as part of The Navigators in Europe.
Author: Gien Karssen
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Release Date: 2015
Believers: lessons from women of powerful faith explores the lives of Hannah, Ruth, Mary, and nine other women from the Bible who believed God, no matter what. Each of these women held on to God as He took them down a unique path--just as He is doing for you. Through Gien Karssen's vivid storytelling and deep insights, the lives of these biblical women will instruct and inspire you to embrace a more vibrant faith in your own life. The stories will remind you of people you know, and maybe even of your-self. Each book in the Her Name Is Woman series brings to life women who are featured in the pages of the Bible. As you grapple with God's role in each woman's life, you will be motivated to live your own life wholeheartedly for God. Each chapter includes relevant Scripture passages and study questions that have made the Her Name Is Woman series a favorite guide for Bible studies and small groups. GIEN KARSSEN is author of the Her Name Is Woman series. She was married for only six weeks when her husband was interned in a concentration camp during the Nazi Holocaust, where he died. She lived the rest of her days avidly mentoring women as part of The Navigators in Europe.
Sprung from the pages of The New Testament, Living Water is a gripping and lyrical portrayal of a young women's search for identity set against the strict social confines of the time. This extraordinary first novel brings to life one of the most mysterious and intriguing characters in the Bible – the woman at the well. In a village torn apart by senseless violence, a young girl struggles to mute her passion for life to survive the harsh social restrictions of her people. Catapulted into a series of abusive marriages, she soon becomes a woman unrecognisable from the little girl she once was. After her fifth husband is found bloody and beaten, she emerges amid the scandal and accusations to try and reclaim her life. In the tradition of Their Eyes Are Watching God, The Color Purple and Paradise, Obery Hendricks uses both fine detail and broad strokes to crisply depict this period of early history. And in doing so, this sophisticated literary debut delivers a universal tale of liberation and reconciliation, love and faith.
Author: Robert Alter
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2009-10-21
"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.
Courageous Women, Stacy Mitch¿s newest Bible study, will help you see the women of the Bible as elder sisters in faith. As Stacy unfolds the stories of these heroic women through insightful reflections and questions, you will understand salvation history more deeply, be challenged to grow in godliness, and discover that the struggles these women faced are strikingly similar to those we face today. These courageous women will teach you timeless lessons of faithfulness to God and reliance on His help.
Author: Rachel Held Evans
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Release Date: 2012
A strong Christian woman embarks on a radical life experiment-a year of biblical womanhood. Strong and committed in her faith-but frustrated by the inconsistencies she saw in her evangelical culture's view of women-Rachel Held Evans became an independent woman. But, intrigued by the traditionalist resurgence that led many of her friends to abandon their careers to assume traditional gender roles in the home, Evans had a crazy idea:What if I took "biblical womanhood" literally for a full year? In the next twelve months Rachel: Wore a scarf over her head to pray Called her husband "master" and stood on the roadside with a sign that said "Dan is Awesome" Adopted a computerized baby Perched on the roof for an afternoon of penance for gossiping Camped out in her front yard during her period Visited an Amish schoolhouse, a pig farm in Bolivia, and a Benedictine monastery Took up baking and knitting Interviewed a polygamist, a Quiverfull daughter, and a courtship couple With just the right mixture of humor and insight, Evans takes readers along with her on a lively adventure. In the process she discovers that the journey itself leads her right to the heart of God.
Millions of believers are hungry for an uncompromising look at the roles of women in missions, ministry, and leadership. This book brings light, not just more heat, to the church's crucial debate through- historical and current global perspectives- a detailed study of women in Scripture- an examination of the fruit of women in public ministry- a powerful revelation of what's at stake for women, men, the body of Christ, God's kingdom, and the unreached
At one time or another, every woman has felt overlooked, unimportant, and bruised by the world. But there’s good news. While the opinion of others may drag us down, the God who created us has an entirely different opinion of who we are. That’s because we are His creations, and everything He created is good! Women today are searching for ways to make a difference in their daily lives. Whether they are working women, stay-at-home moms, or women moving into their retirement years, they all want to be a somebody who makes a positive impact in the world around them. The Bible is filled with “anonymous” women who made a significant impact in God’s story. Anonymous helps women discover their uniqueness and significance to Christ by exploring some of the "anonymous" women of the Bible. Though we do not know their names, they all were known and loved by God. Each week of this six-session study begins with an overview of the anonymous woman’s story, including background material with relevance to the cultural lifestyles and surroundings of the day. The daily lessons explore her story and the ways that all women can relate to her. Contemporary “anonymous” stories and quotes from everyday women are sprinkled throughout, reinforcing the very personal relevance of this powerful study. Together women will explore and grow in their relationship with Christ as they find their significance in the heart of God.
Author: Wayne Barber
Publisher: Following God
Release Date: 2000-08
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.
Author: Thomas Nelson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Studying the Bible does not have to be an intimidating or overwhelming experience. The study of God’s Word can be easy and rewarding if you break down the Bible into easy-to-understand segments. The NKJV Know The Word Study Bible offers three easy ways to begin studying Scripture and helps individuals transition from being a casual reader of the Bible to becoming a regular student of the Word. Whether you prefer to study the Bible book by book, verse by verse, or topic by topic, each starting point offers powerful insights that will help you develop a daily routine of Bible study. The Book by Book series of notes leads you through the main points of each book of the Bible. The Verse by Verse studies help you to dig deeper into God’s Word at a verse level. The Topic by Topic articles, which cover 21 key theological topics, give you a bird's-eye view of Scripture and guide you through the main themes that run throughout the Bible. Features Include: New King James Version Bible text Three easy approaches to study the Bible: Book by Book, Verse by Verse, Topic by Topic Book introductions Words of Jesus in red Two-color interior page design Comprehensive list of theological notes Concordance 8-point type size
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.