Daughters of Eve: Women of the Bible Speak to Women of Today

Daughters of Eve: Women of the Bible Speak to Women of Today

by Virginia Stem Owens, Virginia S. Owens
     
 

HAVE WOMEN CHANGED THAT MUCH SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME? Is there something about being a woman that transcends time and cultural differences? Are we, even after centuries of change, still "sisters under the skin" with women of radically different cultures who lived so long ago? Daughters of Eve invites you to examine some of the fascinating stories of biblical…  See more details below

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HAVE WOMEN CHANGED THAT MUCH SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME? Is there something about being a woman that transcends time and cultural differences? Are we, even after centuries of change, still "sisters under the skin" with women of radically different cultures who lived so long ago? Daughters of Eve invites you to examine some of the fascinating stories of biblical women. Some of these characters may be familiar to you; many you may have never heard of. As you learn about them, you may be surprised at what you learn about yourself. Be forewarned-the women of the Bible weren't always nice. But they were very real. And the ways in which they were courageous or cowardly, devoted or deceitful, are uniquely women's ways. Many of the issues they faced (violence, multiple marriages, manipulation, motherhood) are issues of urgent importance to women today. Much has changed since the first woman walked the earth. But at least one thing remains the same: being a woman is as challenging as it ever was. Come discover the uniqueness of womanhood-the things that after all these years still unite us as Daughters of Eve. "A lively, provocative, sensitive engagement with familiar and lesser-known biblical women. It touches all that women encounter-translating the dialogue into contemporary idiom and filling in the narrative space so often found in biblical stories. "-Kent Richards, Ph.D. , professor of Old Testament, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado"Virginia Stem Ownes has done a wonderful service in uncovering the best stories of women in the Bible, dusting them off, and presenting them in fresh, vivid prose. "-Philip Yancy, editor at large for Christianity Today, and author of such booksasDisappointment with God and Pain: The Gift Nobody Wants"Virginia Stem Ownes' illuminating portrayal of biblical women bridges time and culture, shattering any prevailing, one-dimensional view of these characters. She paints these women as neither heroines nor villains but vulnerable, chosen instruments of God. "-Cynthia Hicks, athor of The Feminine Journey

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"This book helped to close the chasm for me. Where I used to look to the male heroes of faith, I now have a deep sense of fear, respect, and regard for those ladies who were immortalized in God's only, forever Word."— Beth Hancock, Christian Business Women's Association In Focus, April 1995

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ISBN-13:
9780891098256
Publisher:
NavPress Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/01/1994
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.30(d)

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