The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today

by Shannon Bream

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The women of the Bible lived timeless stories—by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith.

People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. It was Queen Esther’s bravery at a vital point in history which saved her entire people. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus’ resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news which would change the world forever.

In The Women of the Bible Speak, Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.

From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys.

The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman’s individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063046597
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/30/2021
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 4
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

SHANNON BREAM is the author of Finding the Bright Side, the anchor of Fox News @ Night, and the Fox News channel’s chief legal correspondent. She has covered landmark cases at the Supreme Court and heated political campaigns and policy battles from the White House to Capitol Hill.

Table of Contents

Introduction xv

Sarah and Hagar: Women of the Covenants 1

Sarah and Hagar Study Questions 24

Rachel and Leah: Sisters and Rivals 27

Rachel and Leah Study Questions 50

Tamar and Ruth: Outsiders 53

Tamar and Ruth Study Questions 74

Deborah and Jael: Women of Valor 77

Deborah and Jael Study Questions 100

Hannah and Miriam: Speaking God's Truth 103

Hannah and Miriam Study Questions 128

Esther and Rahab: Unexpected Heroes of Faith 131

Esther and Rahab Study Questions 151

Mary and Martha of Bethany: Two Pathways 153

Mary and Martha of Bethany Study Questions 174

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene: Witnesses to the Gospel 177

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene Study Questions 196

Jesus and the Women 199

Acknowledgments 223

Index 225

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