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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Biblical Biography / Old Testament
  • Language:English
  • Pages:72
  • eBook ISBN:9780984062386

God's Women

Women of the Hebrew Bible

by Mike Manning, S.V.D.

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Bringing together the women of the Hebrew Bible is an overwhelming and decidedly shocking experience. These women God has chosen to present to us are not always spiritually up-lifting. Along with women of strong faith we encounter deceivers, adulteresses, prostitutes, and murderers. One woman connives to conceive a baby by having sex with her father-in-law. These ladies would be ideal victims or perpetrators for our television, movie and novel murder mysteries. Manning has successfully taken on the challenge of relating their lives to our quest to know and love God today. Each chapter ends with thought provoking questions that can be used for both personal and group Bible study.
God's Women tells the stories of 18 women found in the Hebrew Bible from Eve to Susanna. An historical context is explained for each woman. Then their story is told in a clear and compelling way. Next applications are made of the women to our lives today. There are usually three to four ways of seeing how these women's lives can be applied to us. The final chapter highlights how God is described as a women throughout the Hebrew Bible. Each chapter has three probing questions that are helpful for both individual and group study.
About the author
Michael Manning is a Catholic priest, a member of the Society of the Divine Word. He has served as high school teacher, vocation director, provincial, prison chaplain, and pastor. He is a popular speaker at parish missions, conventions, and international retreats. He is the founder and president of Wordnet Productions. This program, Word in the World, is seeing weekly on the Trinity Broadcasting Network as well as the American Forces Network.