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Twelve Apostolic Women

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"Buried treasure" is a popular way of describing women in the New Testament. Rarely are these women presented as role models and rarely do they get mentioned in homilies! Choices for Sunday readings do little to highlight these women's contributions to the early church and the spread of Christianity.

The women portrayed in this book embody the enduring values that answer our spiritual needs and satisfy our spiritual hunger. Their moral courage, selfless love and fidelity to Jesus' teachings make them models of ...

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Overview

"Buried treasure" is a popular way of describing women in the New Testament. Rarely are these women presented as role models and rarely do they get mentioned in homilies! Choices for Sunday readings do little to highlight these women's contributions to the early church and the spread of Christianity.

The women portrayed in this book embody the enduring values that answer our spiritual needs and satisfy our spiritual hunger. Their moral courage, selfless love and fidelity to Jesus' teachings make them models of discipleship-models that never go out of fashion. Turpin brings to life these women: Peter's wife, Salome, Mary (wife of Cleopas), Joanna (wife of Chuza), Martha and Mary of Bethany, Mary of Magdala, Mary of Jerusalem, Tabitha of Joppa, Lydia of Philippi, Prisca (coworker of Paul) and Phoebe (deacon of Cenchreae).

Each chapter includes an imaginative portrait of the woman disciple, based on current Scripture scholarship and other historical and archaeological resources; an afterword that updates the reader on the woman; faith-sharing questions; sidebar quotes pertaining to the woman or the time period or some trait of the woman; and an original prayer about the woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867165258
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Pages: 97
  • Sales rank: 1,142,982
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.24 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2005

    Interesting insights into women of the New Testament

    In reading this book, the reader may have the sense of having met some of these people before...author Joanne Turpin examines twelve strong characters from the New Testament, all of whom happen to be women. Most of their stories are familiar, but Turpin offers the reader the opportunity to not only get to know them a little better, but to garner inspiration from their role models of faith and zeal. Turpin describes her sources in her introducion, supplementing scripture passages with other, non-biblical, sources of information. Whether or not the stories told are rooted completely in historical fact is not the point of this book. In examining the profiles of these women, readers will be lead to emulate their commitment to Christ and their discipleship. Each chapter is concluded with an afterword offering current scholarship on the woman described, questions for group or individual relfection, and an inspirational prayer. The book may be used for group or individual study .

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