About the Book
Book: Women of the Bible Speak Out
Author: Marlo Schalesky
Genre: RELIGION/Christian Living/Women’s Interests
Release Date: June 2, 2020
Hagar: – Used
Lot’s Daughters & A Levite’s Concubine: Abused
Two Tamars: Rejected
Mary & Martha: Oppressed
A Samaritan Woman: Shamed
A Sinful Woman: Scorned
A Woman Caught in Adultery: Blamed
Women at the Tomb: Disbelieved
She points out a way to healing, wholeness, and freedom. In the midst of today’s #MeToo conversations, this book will give a new voice to the remarkable women of Scripture—and new hope to many, many women today.
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Let’s face it, in the Bible we constantly see examples of how our flesh gets in the way of our faith. Perhaps Paul says it best when he states.“For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” This book examines how certain women of the Bible who were betrayed, abused, and more.
I appreciate how this book not only tells their story, but also highlights and explores God’s response to them. It is hard to imagine exactly what women would do today if they found themselves in the shoes of someone like Abigail or Hannah, or any of the other 18 women included in this book.
I feel like the author does a good job of examining how man’s (or this case woman’s) sinful nature affects everything we do. I appreciate how she uses Scriptures to back up her points. I think one of my favorite women in this book is Mary and Martha. So many times I find myself rushing around when all I want to do is sit at the feet of Jesus and learn from his teachings.
So if you want to read a book that examines women who have suffered in the Bible, and how God reacts to those situations, check out this book for yourself.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit, this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own.
About the Author
Marlo Schalesky is the founder and president of Wonder Wood Ranch, a California charitable organization that brings hope through horses to hurting kids. She’s had over one thousand articles published in various Christian magazines, is a regular columnist for Power for Living, and is an award-winning author of twelve books. Schalesky has a master’s in theology with an emphasis in biblical studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She lives with her husband and six children in a log home on California’s central coast.
More from Marlo
1) Why did you write this book?
When I was first asked to consider writing a book about women in the Bible who experienced abuse, oppression, gender-based bias and discrimination, sexualization, and more, I didn’t know how their stories would intersect with mine and the experiences of women today. I thought I would find only horror, but beyond that I found a surprising hope; a God who is always seeking to redeem, to heal, and to make right where mankind has broken and betrayed.
This book is for others like me, for women who have been hurt, whose wounds sometimes seem too deep to heal. I wrote it for those who know that while justice is necessary, it is not enough. We need to see God. We need Him to see us. We need an experience with the God of Scripture whose fierce love is the only thing that can heal those hurts that lie deep within.
2) What do you hope your readers will take away from reading your book?
I hope they experience a renewed hope. And a deeper understanding of the God who loves them. I want readers to know that God sees them, and He sees what they’ve suffered, and He does not look away. He does not make excuses.
After reading Women of the Bible Speak Out, I hope readers will see that instead of winking at the repression of women, the Bible exposes it. And the Bible reveals a God who not only shares in our suffering but seeks to redeem it.
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