Biblical Women: Exploring Their Stories with Girls

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Help girls discover new perspectives about both the familiar and the hidden stories of their biblical sisters. Biblical Women: Exploring Their Stories with Girls introduces the stories of over seventy women in the Scriptures. Exploring the lives of biblical women can lead girls to an understanding of the roles that their foremothers played in communities of faith, from the ancient Hebrews to the early Church.

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Help girls discover new perspectives about both the familiar and the hidden stories of their biblical sisters. Biblical Women: Exploring Their Stories with Girls introduces the stories of over seventy women in the Scriptures. Exploring the lives of biblical women can lead girls to an understanding of the roles that their foremothers played in communities of faith, from the ancient Hebrews to the early Church.

This manual offers seven chapters of activities and materials (including journal writing, prayer, and reproducible handouts) that highlight ways that the lives of women and girls of the past can be relevant to the lives of girls today. The creative activities are informative, fun, and flexible, and can be adapted to fit younger adolescents or older teens as well as a wide range of time frames and settings. An appendix, "Voices of Biblical Women," tells more than seventy first-person stories.

Explores the lives of over seventy women of the Bible as they reflect the roles women played in religious life from ancient times to early Christianity, with activities and ideas for relating their stories to life today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780884896999
  • Publisher: Saint Mary's Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2002
  • Pages: 118
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Hearing the Voices of Biblical Women 17
Understanding the Study of the Scriptures 17
The Oral Tradition of the Bible 18
Facts of Life for Biblical Women 20
Listening to Their Voices 22
Prayer: "Broken Silence" 25
Voices of Wisdom 28
Meeting the Matriarchs 28
Getting to Know the Matriarchs 29
Dating and Marriage 30
The Beauty Trap 31
"A Prayer for Teenage Girls" 33
GirlTalk: Menstruation Myths 33
Voices of Courage 37
The Women Who Saved Moses 37
Prayer: "My Mother" 39
Childbirth 40
Breastfeeding 41
A Biblical Baby Shower 41
A Prayer to Mother God 42
Infertility 42
"Sheroes" of Biblical Proportions 43
Biblical Women, Joan of Arc, and Mulan 44
"A Psalm About One Brave Woman" 45
Voices of Friendship 47
Ruth and Naomi 47
Elizabeth and Mary 48
Mary, Martha, and Jesus 50
Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Susanna, and Other Women Who Followed Jesus 50
Euodia and Syntyche 51
Mentoring Friendships 51
Peer Friendships 52
The Art of Friendship 53
Friendship Do's and Don'ts 53
Reaching Out in Friendship 54
Pen Pal Friendships 54
Prayer Sisters 54
Prayer: A Gift of Friendship 55
Voices That Challenge 56
Daughters of Zelophehad 56
The Syrophoenician Woman 57
The Woman with a Hemorrhage 58
Women Accused of Adultery and Prostitution 59
The Woman or Women Who Anointed Jesus 60
Challenging the Status Quo 63
Winning Rights for Women 63
Women and Social Justice 65
A Litany of Challenge 66
Voices of Leadership 70
Mary of Magdala 70
Mary Magdalene of the Art World 72
A Prayer Service for Mary Magdalene 73
The Woman at the Well 73
Mary and Martha: Called by Jesus 75
Mary and Martha: Theologians in Their Own Right 77
Women in the Early Church 78
What Did Saint Paul Really Say About Women? 78
Women Leadership in the Church Today 80
Women Leaders Making a Difference 81
Women Religious Leading the Way 81
Prayer: "Women: Past--Present--Future" 82
A Voice for Women Today 87
Mary of Nazareth 87
Mary as a Disciple 88
The Annunciation 89
"Faith Sharing: Reflection on the Annunciation" 90
Mary: Model for Justice 90
A Mary Scrapbook 91
Devotions: Looking Back at Mary 91
Mary Appearances 92
Multicultural Mary: A Disciple for All 93
Saying Yes to Life 93
A Marian Prayer 94
Appendix Voices of Biblical Women 99
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