The Most Important Women of the Bible: Remarkable Stories of God’s Love and Redemption by Aaron & Elaina Sharp
Published October 17th, 2017 by Bethany House Publishers
Genres Nonfiction, Christian
From well-known women like Eve and Esther to those lesser known like Jochebed and Zipporah, women of the Bible play a vital role in God’s timeless story of redemption.
This book traces the stories of three dozen of the most important women in Scripture, each handpicked by God to play a crucial part in his gracious plan for all humanity. Every chapter begins with a short biography followed by an explanation of how each woman fits into the overall narrative of the Gospel message, pointing to God’s love for the individual as well as his larger plan to redeem sinners through the sending of his son. The Bible is the story of God’s relationship with his people–men, women, Jews, Gentiles, saints, and sinners. But this book reveals that it’s also the story of his relationship with you.
This book contains 31 individual chapters focusing on different women throughout the Bible from Eve to Mary Magdalene. Each chapter includes scripture references, biography, role in redemption, by the numbers and things we wondered. By the numbers gives information such as how many Bible verses that mention that particular woman, Bible books where she is mentioned and a few other details. Things we wondered includes questions related to the women, in the case of Eve, the questions included, What did Adam and Eve use to sew fig leaves together? and How many children did Eve actually give birth to? I thought the questions aspect at the end of each chapter was fairly interesting, as it brought up some questions that I have actually never thought about before.
Overall, I thought this was a very interesting book that contained a great deal of information about many different women throughout the Bible. Some of the women mentioned aren’t even very well known women from the Bible, such as The Bleeding Woman who reaches out and touched Jesus’s robe because she knows it will heal her. I learned quite a bit of information from this book that I hadn’t previously noticed while reading the Bible. It is a book I would certainly recommend to anyone interesting in further studying the women in the Bible, whether well known or not so well known.
Thank you to the publisher, Bethany House Publishers, for sending me a review copy of this book.