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With accounts of 52 remarkable women in Scripture, this book offers a way for readers to nurture their relationship with their Heavenly Father and gives them a glimpse into the lives of Old and New Testament women.


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With accounts of 52 remarkable women in Scripture, this book offers a way for readers to nurture their relationship with their Heavenly Father and gives them a glimpse into the lives of Old and New Testament women.

30 review for Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture

  1. 5 out of 5

    Historyprincess

    Probably one of the best books I've ever read on women in the Bible. God uses women for all sorts of purposes and this book definitely covers that. My thoughts on each of these women. Eve: The first woman whom God didn't give up on. Sarah: Brave and loyal, she was made a mother of a nation. Hagar: Even though she was a slave, God saw her sorrow. Lot's Wife: God tried to save her, but she ultimately refused. Rebekah: The woman who accepted God's invitation. Rachel: She felt forgotten, but God remembered Probably one of the best books I've ever read on women in the Bible. God uses women for all sorts of purposes and this book definitely covers that. My thoughts on each of these women. Eve: The first woman whom God didn't give up on. Sarah: Brave and loyal, she was made a mother of a nation. Hagar: Even though she was a slave, God saw her sorrow. Lot's Wife: God tried to save her, but she ultimately refused. Rebekah: The woman who accepted God's invitation. Rachel: She felt forgotten, but God remembered her. Leah: She was unloved, so God showered her in it. Tamar #1: Through her actions, Judah's line was preserved. Potiphar's Wife: Because of her false witness, an innocent man was jailed. Jochebed and Pharaoh's Daughter: The mothers who rescued Moses and raised him well. Miriam: The Bible's first prophetess who did her job well. Rahab: A prostitute with a heart for God. Deborah: A judge who acted as a mother in Israel. Jael: A Gentile woman whom God used to help His people. Delilah: A prostitute who turned her lover over to his enemies. Naomi: Despite her suffering, God gave her a future. Ruth: Because of her generosity and selflessness, God blessed her. Hannah: A barren woman who poured her heart out to God. Michal: A princess who eventually became a prisoner to bitterness. Abigail: A wise woman who wouldn't let disaster come. The Witch of Endor: Though a medium, God used her to speak to Saul. Bathsheba: Though molested by Israel's king, she was likely emotionally strong. Tamar #2: Unaware of the danger in her own family, her innocence was stolen. The Wise Woman of Abel: Because of her, innocent lives on both sides were spared. Rizpah: A mother who remained loyal to her sons. The Queen of Sheba: A ruler who valued wisdom over power. Jezebel: A queen who used her power to destroy her country. The Widow of Zarephath: Because of her hospitality, God blessed her with abundance. The Shunammite Woman: When her son died, she was determined to get him back. Athaliah and Jehosheba: A queen who tried to destroy the Messiah's line, and a princess who helped preserve it. Huldah: A woman with a voice in a moral wilderness. Esther: The queen who saved her people. The Woman of Proverbs 31: A model of wisdom that all men and women can aspire to be like. The Shulammite Woman: A woman whose love speaks directly to us. Gomer: She was a symbol of adultery, but she wasn't unloved. Elizabeth: She was the mother of John the Baptist, and mentor to the mother of the Savior. Mary, Mother of Jesus: Though a woman who sinned, she was called to bear the Sinless One. Anna: Though an old woman, she did not outlive her usefulness. The Samaritan Woman: She was weary of her past, but Jesus gave her hope for the future. The Sinful Woman: Though she led an immoral lifestyle, she shed tears of repentance. The Bleeding Woman: She was lonely, but she was brave. And because of her faith she was healed. Herodias: A New Testament Jezebel determined to silence the voice who criticized her. Joanna: Though she was from Herod's court, she decided to join the heavenly court of Jesus. The Syrophoenician Woman: She was a Gentile, but that didn't stop her from seeking Jesus. Martha: She was worried about small things, but she believed in Jesus. Mary of Bethany: She never lost sight of Jesus, and had the privilege to anoint Him before He died. Salome, Mother of the Zebedees: Though she misunderstood the Messiah's mission, she was a faithful follower. The Widow with the Two Coins: She was poor, but she abandoned herself completely to God. Mary Magdalene: Though trapped by seven demons, she was freed to share the message of the Savior. Dorcas: She died before her time, but was raised again to continue her work. Lydia: Though a Gentile, she helped start the church at Philippi. Priscilla: A model for female church leaders everywhere. This book was fantastic and I give it a 5/5.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tea J.

    This is my go to devotional book. I've read through it 3 times and I plan on going through it again. THe first time I read it, I was a teenager, so some of the issues such as marriage and motherhood were irrelevant to me. I couldn't apply it to myself. As a wife and mother I understand each woman. The book is divided by the women's story first and each day of the week there is a different sort of focus for that woman. The questions are thought provoking, the stories are well written and the topic This is my go to devotional book. I've read through it 3 times and I plan on going through it again. THe first time I read it, I was a teenager, so some of the issues such as marriage and motherhood were irrelevant to me. I couldn't apply it to myself. As a wife and mother I understand each woman. The book is divided by the women's story first and each day of the week there is a different sort of focus for that woman. The questions are thought provoking, the stories are well written and the topics are relevant. Get this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Loraine

    This is a well written daily, year long devotional on 55 different women of the bible. I would recommend it for any woman who wants a short daily devotional that covers most of the important women of the bible.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Miller

    We're using this book for a group Bible Study I'm in. It is very easy to use, being divided into a page or two to read at each sitting. Very interesting stories that encourage lively discussions. I gave it only 4 stars because our group didn't agree with the author's verdict on 1 or 2 of the women profiled.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kelli Santistevan

    This 1 year devotional is about 52 women in the Bible. I enjoyed reading this. I didn’t always read it every day but when I did read it, I liked what it said. This book is a good devotional for women to read. I would recommend it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Emily Degnitz

    A good resource for Bible study. It covers some of the most well-known women of the Bible, as well as ones that are not as familiar.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Angeline Lee

    At the time I first discovered this book, I was in a place where I was struggling to see how God could possibly love women in the midst of oppression, what it meant to be a faithful woman servant of Jesus, and if my restless, independence-driven personality could even fit into the mold of a real 'Christian woman'. Unsurprisingly, these unanswered questions began to embitter my view of [and relationships with] men and God. As an act of pure desperation to seek answers from God, I bought the first At the time I first discovered this book, I was in a place where I was struggling to see how God could possibly love women in the midst of oppression, what it meant to be a faithful woman servant of Jesus, and if my restless, independence-driven personality could even fit into the mold of a real 'Christian woman'. Unsurprisingly, these unanswered questions began to embitter my view of [and relationships with] men and God. As an act of pure desperation to seek answers from God, I bought the first book I could find on the women of the Bible, and I am SO glad I did. _________________________________________ This book does a fantastic job of presenting and providing context to the characters and stories of the Bible in a relatable and understanding and thought-provoking way. The authors did a wonderful job, and I can confidently say that I can feel God speaking through the writings of Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda in this book. I am thankful that this devotional helped deepen my relationship with God, and pushed me to delve deeper into Scripture. This book gave me prayers to pray when I didn't know how to pray, encouraged me with God's promises found in Scripture, and showed me just how much God loves women-- He loves His daughters so much. I recommend this book for everyone! I bought this book for my closest girlfriends, and I highly encourage you to do the same :)

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jennah

    This devotional is definitly my favorite devotional so far! I loved it! But when talking about God they did not captitalize the pronoun, I think it was because of the Bible they were using. That was the only thing I did not like about this devotional. It is a one-year devotional for women and it goes through 52 different women in the Bible. I did not even know most of the women that was talked about in this book. So it was very interesting to read about their stories and how God used them. I did This devotional is definitly my favorite devotional so far! I loved it! But when talking about God they did not captitalize the pronoun, I think it was because of the Bible they were using. That was the only thing I did not like about this devotional. It is a one-year devotional for women and it goes through 52 different women in the Bible. I did not even know most of the women that was talked about in this book. So it was very interesting to read about their stories and how God used them. I did not read this devotional in a year, instead, I took the whole week and did it in a day. For example, the first woman in the Bible is Eve so day 1 (Monday) starts with... -The Meaning of Her Name - Her Character: - Her Sorrow: -Her Joy: -Key Scriptures: -Her story Day 2 (Tuesday) -Her Life and Times (A little History) Day 3 (Wednesday) -Her Legacy in Scripture (Questions that they give you) Day 4 (Thursday) -Her Promise -Promises in Scripture Day 5 (Friday) - Her Legacy of Prayer -Lift Your Heart It repeats all of that with each woman. It looks like a lot, but it really isn't. I did it within 15-20 minutes. If you want to learn about the women in the Bible, I encourage you to get this devotional. It is totally worth it!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Deidre Valentine

    Women of the Bible brought back a kindred childhood memory, Sunday school lessons. The teacher would give us a tiny card, similar to a baseball card, and we would read the stats of the character or event to be studied. The simplicity of that stat sheet, so to speak, made it easy to remember important biblical stories and people. For example, Joseph had a coat of many colors, was hated by his brothers and sold into slavery, was an interpreter of dreams, refused the advances of Potiphar’s wife, an Women of the Bible brought back a kindred childhood memory, Sunday school lessons. The teacher would give us a tiny card, similar to a baseball card, and we would read the stats of the character or event to be studied. The simplicity of that stat sheet, so to speak, made it easy to remember important biblical stories and people. For example, Joseph had a coat of many colors, was hated by his brothers and sold into slavery, was an interpreter of dreams, refused the advances of Potiphar’s wife, and became one of the most powerful men in Egypt. I was intrigued by this women’s study Bible because my knowledge is stocked full of the rise and fall of men, like and unlike Joseph, in the Bible. However, who is Potiphar’s wife? She and 51 other women grace the pages of this book and are given their individual baseball cards to let their stats shine. Their character, personal story in a relatable voice, the backdrop of their everyday life and their function within it, and scriptures in which they appear throughout the bible are provided to explore the lives of these women who otherwise appear as a blip on the pages of God’s word.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Angela Blount

    An easy read, divided into digestible sections dedicated to each topical woman. Enough backstory and historical context is provided to expand on the empathy one might already have for most of these biblical figures and the situations they found themselves in. This reader had a few touching revelations regarding how God regarded and related to these women. I would have preferred a bit more depth of study, but I can see this as being a great tool for a woman-centric bible study or small group discu An easy read, divided into digestible sections dedicated to each topical woman. Enough backstory and historical context is provided to expand on the empathy one might already have for most of these biblical figures and the situations they found themselves in. This reader had a few touching revelations regarding how God regarded and related to these women. I would have preferred a bit more depth of study, but I can see this as being a great tool for a woman-centric bible study or small group discussion guide.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Tia

    Gave really good insight on the different women.

  12. 4 out of 5

    TheBibleWithTina

    Women of the Bible - my summaries 1. Women Of The Bible: Photini (Samaritan Woman) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EiTH... 2. Women Of The Bible: Rahab (the prostitute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNrx... 3. Women Of The Bible: Tamar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N22be... 4. Women of The Bible: Ruth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBK7V... 5. Women of the Bible: Hannah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ljuT... 6. Women of the Bible: Esther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdfTY... 7. WOMEN OF THE BIBLE Women of the Bible - my summaries 1. Women Of The Bible: Photini (Samaritan Woman) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EiTH... 2. Women Of The Bible: Rahab (the prostitute) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNrx... 3. Women Of The Bible: Tamar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N22be... 4. Women of The Bible: Ruth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBK7V... 5. Women of the Bible: Hannah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ljuT... 6. Women of the Bible: Esther https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdfTY... 7. WOMEN OF THE BIBLE: QUEEN VASHTI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRuZZ... 8. Women of the Bible: Deborah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0f5M... 9. Women of the Bible: Jael https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7wA_... 10. Women of the Bible: Jochebed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_eZP... 11. Women of the Bible: Miriam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocljq... 12. Women of the Bible: Zipporah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vuywl... 13. Women of the Bible: Jezebel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R12vy... Women of the Bible: The Spirit of Jezebel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDFlF... 14. Women of the Bible: Michal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WSu7... 15. Women of the Bible: Abigail https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqxl6... 16. Women of the Bible: Bathsheba https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaGBo... 17. Women of the Bible: Delilah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEPlS... 18. Women of the Bible: Hagar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkzSk... 19. Women of the Bible: Sarah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck-Jv... 20. Women of the Bible: Rebecca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9tCt... 21. Women of the Bible: Rachel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHtcw... 22. Women of the Bible: Leah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NLE2... 23. Women of the Bible: Daughters of Zelophehad https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amX-X... 24. Women of the Bible: The Shunammite Woman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cynW... 25. The widow of Zarephath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMO8k... 26. Women of the Bible: Salome https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXUSk... 27. Women of the Bible: Gomer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCkPU... 28. Women of the Bible: Lydia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPrSq... 29. Women of the Bible: Phoebe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlpZc... 30. Women of the Bible: Priscilla https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEf3X... 31. Women of the Bible: Elizabeth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CxbZ... 32. Women of the Bible: Dorcas/Tabitha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK6vD... 33. Women of the Bible: Issue of blood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wl1Ax... 34. Women of the Bible: Alabaster Jar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3eb... 35. Women of the Bible: Martha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwHYF... 36. Women of the Bible: Mary Magdalene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LEVf... 37. Women of the Bible: Mary mother of Jesus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLFeG... 38. Women of the Bible: Dinah https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzoG2...

  13. 4 out of 5

    Barbara

    This is a devotional book, meant to last a year. Each woman covered has a section telling her story, a page dealing with something about the culture of the day, the Biblical references dealing with this woman, promises from her story, and her legacy of prayer. Instead of taking 5 days to do a devotional on one woman, I combined the sections and did each in 2 days. Thus, the book did not take a full year. I liked the concept of studying Biblical women. I also liked time to think about the culture This is a devotional book, meant to last a year. Each woman covered has a section telling her story, a page dealing with something about the culture of the day, the Biblical references dealing with this woman, promises from her story, and her legacy of prayer. Instead of taking 5 days to do a devotional on one woman, I combined the sections and did each in 2 days. Thus, the book did not take a full year. I liked the concept of studying Biblical women. I also liked time to think about the culture of the day and how the life of each woman could influence me in a positive way.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Francine

    Readable, remembered biblical Women I often wondered why the women of the bible were so often unexplained. Were they considered subordinate in all ways? Were they all just worthy of only partial examination and then discarded? This book has given me a deeper understanding of how women played a much larger part in biblical history. The presentation is absorbing and the information is needed. I look forward to my next book by the author.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Rosamaria Noel

    By far one of the best books I've ever read. I loved not only reading about important women in the Bible but the questions and the self reflections with each women's story. God is amazing. Not only did I learn more about these women, about the stories and roles they play, but I also got a chance to get to know myself while forging a deeper relationship with God. A must read.... and a must reread.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Renee Fisher

    This book healed my relationship with my mom. Slowly, and over time, we would pick one woman and study her together. It was learning about all the different kinds of women mentioned in the Bible that I realized there is no perfect woman and to stop being so hard on myself and my relationship with other women—including my mom.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    This book is designed to be used as a Bible study over 52 weeks, a year. It took me two years. I appreciated the summaries of the verses referenced, and the insightful probing questions into not only the situations and motives of the women studied, but also in consideration of their lives and times. I am thrilled that I took the time to do this Bible study.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Linda Rumsey

    Amazing I have finished reading this book. I now begin studying the women of the bible. Take your time as you read. Refer to the books of the bible referenced in each chapter. Write things down. Share with your women friends. Feel the feelings of these women in the book. May you grow closer to God with each page.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    This book has me restore my faith in God when I felt left behind. Every woman’s story has inspiring lessons and promises, and helps me in everyday life. I keep a journal where I write down the main points learned during the week and also my favorite Bible verses so I can look back later if I need to be inspired. Thank you, dear writers, for this amazing study !

  20. 4 out of 5

    Courtney Burns

    I love this study. It's a great way to start my day and makes the women of the Bible entirely relatable.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Michelle Swanson

    Only complaint no weekend devotions , i liked the life and times parts very intresting

  22. 5 out of 5

    Angela Wimberly

    I liked the book. You don't often think of the women in the Bible, as the men get a lot more notoriety. However, I liked the fact that the book focused on the women. And I learned a lot.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Astynnia Gan

    A complete Bible stories on the women in the Bible. I would prefer if thoughts by the writers are more biblical. Overall, an average book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Katherine Smith

    I recommend reading, as a single devotional, one woman per. The way the days are broken up is silly. When used in this way, I found it very meaningful.

  25. 5 out of 5

    deborah cook

    This is a pretty enjoyable study. I do recommend it done is a group. My daughter and I did it together and had many deep conversations that spun off from one of the questions.

  26. 5 out of 5

    LInda L

    We started this for our bible study group -- liked it a lot and learned a lot, but tragedy struck and our leader died. We never finished the book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Mary Walton

    Kept

  28. 5 out of 5

    RoseMary Griffith

    To learn about the many, many women in the Bible, this book is quite helpful. I didn't like the way some of the studies were laid out, though.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany

    I received this book as a present, and I think the person who gave it to me didn't realize that it was a Bible study-type book, and thought it was more narrative/description about the women in the Bible. I think that if someone wanted a book for Bible study, especially women in the book, this would be a three- or four-star book. I gave it two because it didn't really suit my interests, but I could see its merits. If you were going to use this as a spiritual guide/Bible study, it's well-organized I received this book as a present, and I think the person who gave it to me didn't realize that it was a Bible study-type book, and thought it was more narrative/description about the women in the Bible. I think that if someone wanted a book for Bible study, especially women in the book, this would be a three- or four-star book. I gave it two because it didn't really suit my interests, but I could see its merits. If you were going to use this as a spiritual guide/Bible study, it's well-organized: Monday gives the woman's backstory; Tuesday is a bit of history from Biblical times (sometimes related to the woman's occupation, or a ruler, or a city, or traditions/customs, etc.); Wednesday is key passages in Scripture to read and questions to think about; Thursday and Friday are, respectively, days of things to think about regarding the woman and the reader's lives, and how to apply the week's study to your life. However, it did seem at times like some of the women were notable only for the men they knew. Some women had really fascinating stories, but a lot of them were not-so-great, at least not so significant of a woman, specifically. In other words, it was a matter of circumstance that it happened to be a woman who was there next to such-and-such man, or who was related to so-and-so man. Not "Woo women!" but, "Eh, it was a female there/who knew him." Also, some of the things to reflect on were a bit ... closed-minded, in my view. Maybe that's just because I'm not the book's target audience, but there were times when the authors' suggestions seemed like praying that your entire community would become Christian, and straight, and not-so-tolerant of different types of people. Or maybe that's just how I read it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This is a really good book to read along with someone or a group. There is a different woman each week (52 total) and each day has a one page reading - wtih backgorund/context and the woman's story in the bible, as well as questions, and some reflection. It goes chronologically through the bible and I suspect when I finish it, I will have a much better overall understanding of Scripture as a whole. Easy yet though provoking reading. So, I'm not part of that small group anymore, and have stopped This is a really good book to read along with someone or a group. There is a different woman each week (52 total) and each day has a one page reading - wtih backgorund/context and the woman's story in the bible, as well as questions, and some reflection. It goes chronologically through the bible and I suspect when I finish it, I will have a much better overall understanding of Scripture as a whole. Easy yet though provoking reading. So, I'm not part of that small group anymore, and have stopped reading this! I would recommend it if you are at all curious about any of the women in the Bible, or if you want to enrich your spiritual life. I didn't finish the whole thing, but what I read was decent.

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