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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
This volume presents the Old Testament book of Samuel, with an introduction by Meir Shalev. In two parts, the book tells the story of one of the most charismatic of Old Testament characters, King David and his meteoric rise and inevitable fall.
Is it possible to embrace the inherent dignity of womanhood while still cherishing the Bible? Many people, both inside and outside the church, are concerned that an orthodox understanding of the Bible is threatening and even harmful to women. After all, the Bible has a number of passages regarding women that are deeply troubling and hard to read. But is that assessment accurate? In this fascinating look at God’s work of redemption from Creation to today, Wendy Alsup explores questions such as: * How does God view justice and equal rights for women? * What does it mean to be made in the image of God? * How have the centuries distorted our interpretation of how God views women? * How did Jesus approach the Old Testament and how does that help us read difficult passages today? * What is the difference between a modern view of feminism and the feminism that Scripture models? * How does the Bible explain the Bible to us? Using a Jesus-centered understanding to look at both God’s grand storyline and specific biblical passages, Alsup gives practical and accessible tools for understanding the noble ways God speaks to and about women in its pages and the dignity He places on His daughters.
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