You know the women of the Bible, but you don't know them like this It's easy for Christian women-young and old-to get lost between the opportunities and demands of the present and the biblical teachings of the past. They live in a confusing world, caught in the crossfire between church and culture. Although home and family still remain central, more women than ever, by choice or by necessity, are blending home, career, and ministry. They need strong biblical role models to help them meet these challenges. Building on solid scholarship and a determination to wrestle honestly with perplexing questions, author Carolyn Custis James sheds new light on ancient stories that brings the women of the Bible into the twenty-first century. This fresh look at the women in the Bible unearths surprising new insights and a powerful message that will leave readers feeling challenged, encouraged, and deeply valued. Rediscover and be inspired by: Eve Tamar Sarah Naomi Hagar Hannah Esther Mary
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Contents Acknowledgments...9 Introduction: Lost...13 1. A Forgotten Legacy -- Eve...27 2. The Unknown Soldier -- Mrs. Noah...47 3. Life in the Margins -- Sarah...65 4. The Invisible Woman -- Hagar...85 5. Missing in Action -- Tamar...103 6. The Power Behind the Throne -- Hannah...121 7. A Sleeping Beauty -- Esther...141 8. The First Disciple -- Mary of Nazareth...163 9. Apostle to the Apostles -- Mary Magdalene...183 10. Recovering the Blessed Alliance -- Paul and the Women of Philippi...205 Conclusion: Lost and Found...225 Notes...232
Carolyn Custis James, (MA, Biblical Studies) travels extensively as a popular speaker for women's conferences, churches, colleges, seminaries, and other Christian organizations. Her ministry organization, Whitby Forum, promotes thoughtful biblical discussion to help men and women join forces in serving God together. A native Oregonian, Carolyn had a consulting business in Oxford, England, before moving to Orlando, FL, with her husband and daughter. Carolyn Custis James, nacio en Oregon. Desarrollo su negocio propio de programas de computadora en Oxford, Inglaterra, antes de trasladarse a Orlando, Florida, donde vive con su esposo y su hija adolescente y trabaja como escritora. Posee una Maestria en Estudios Biblicos. Carolyn habla regularmente a grupos de mujeres y da conferencias a traves de los Estados Unidos.