A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament

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In A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas focuses on women who were crucial—some in obvious and some in less obvious ways—to the story of the Old Testament. Kalas takes a look at several different women of the Old Testament. He examines the Scriptures to see what we can learn about them and from them, including their defining characteristics, how they fit into as well as shaped the Old Testament story, and how their stories of strength, courage, perseverance, and faith ...
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Overview

In A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas focuses on women who were crucial—some in obvious and some in less obvious ways—to the story of the Old Testament. Kalas takes a look at several different women of the Old Testament. He examines the Scriptures to see what we can learn about them and from them, including their defining characteristics, how they fit into as well as shaped the Old Testament story, and how their stories of strength, courage, perseverance, and faith have shaped our lives as believers today.

Chapters include:

- The Ultimate First Lady (Eve)

- A Woman Who Married Trouble (Cain's wife)

- The Compleat Woman (Sarah)

- A Mother Who Played Favorites (Rebecca)

- They May Have Been Twins--But Not Identical (Leah & Rachel)

- The Original Big Sister (Miriam)

- Israel's First Female Prime Minister (Deborah)

- The Perfect In-Laws (Ruth & Naomi)

- The Ladies Chorus (The women of Bethlehem, Ruth 4:13-17)

- The Woman Who Saved a King (Abigail)

- Counselor to Kings and Clergy (Huldah)

- Two Young Women of Courage (Esther & an anonymous slave girl)

A discussion guide is included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781426744648
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 184

Meet the Author

J. Ellsworth Kalas has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, after thirty-eight years as a United Methodist pastor and five years in evangelism with the World Methodist Council. He has been a presenter on DISCIPLE videos and is the author of more than thirty books, including the popular Back Side series as well as the Christian Believer study.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 The Ultimate First Lady 1

2 A Woman Who Married Trouble 13

3 The Compleat Woman 25

4 A Mother Who Played Favorites 37

5 They May Have Been Twins-but Not Identical 49

6 The Original Big Sister 61

7 Israel's First Female Prime Minister 73

8 The Perfect In-Laws 85

9 The Ladies' Chorus 97

10 The Woman Who Saved a King 109

11 Counselor to Kings and Clergy 121

12 Two Young Women of Courage 133

Study Guide 145

Notes 183

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