Wisdom from Women in the Bible

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9780060540258: Wisdom from Women in the Bible

From the author of All of the Women of the Bible comes a gift edition of her topical book relating the lives of biblical women to the lives of women today.

This fabulous book tells the story of more than 50 women who reflect our own weaknesses and potential for greatness, our petty jealousies and hopeful prayers. Deen's topical approach makes the book work both as an encyclopedic look at feminine virtues to be read in bits and pieces and as a chronological journey through the lessons of Biblical women.

In short chapters focusing on selected biblical characters, Wisdom From Women in the Bible addresses topics like marriage, home, possessions, children, and widowhood, proclaiming the sameness of women's problems in biblical times and now. Miriam is categorised as a 'liberated woman' for her role in leading Israel out of bondage, but Delilah represents 'deception'. Deen discusses each woman's life as illuminated by both modern scholarship and the biblical passages that mention her. Their lives have much of value to impart in today's world, even those of the biblical women who made mistakes, or who acted foolishly or with malice.

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Edith Deen (1905–1994) was the bestselling author of All of the Women of the Bible, Great Women of the Christian Faith, Family Living in the Bible, The Bible's Legacy for Womanhood, and All the Bible's Men of Hope. Five of her books were Christian Herald Family Bookshelf selections, and her six books, published in several editions and many languages, have sold over two million copies.

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Originally published in 1978, this classic Bible study companion presents the stories of more than 50 biblical figures. Deen (1905-1994) published six Bible study books in her lifetime, including All of the Women in the Bible and The Bible's Legacy for Womanhood. In this volume, she sought to emphasize the Bible's function as a "pragmatic" guide to contemporary behavior. Reading the Bible, she suggests, reveals "the sameness of all women's problems, both in primitive days and now," and the "advice, first given long ago, can be passed on from one generation to another." Though less traditional readers may be put off by parts of Deen's exegesis (one chapter compares Delilah to modern "prostitute-spies trying to trap influential men"), many are likely to find inspiration in her succinct retellings of Deborah's heroism, Esther's self-denial and Pricilla's faith.
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