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Women of the Bible [Kindle Edition]

Ann Spangler , Jean E. Syswerda
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Women of the Bible focuses on fifty-two remarkable women in Scripture---women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike your own. And now this bestselling devotional study book has been updated and expanded to enhance its flexibility, usefulness, and relevance for both individuals and groups.
Small groups will especially welcome the way the Bible studies have been streamlined to fit the unique needs of the group setting. Other important changes include:
Important additions include:
- A list of all the women of the Bible
- Timeline of the women of the Bible
- A list of women in Jesus' family tree
- A list of women in Jesus' life and ministry
Vital and deeply human, the women in this book encourage you through their failures as well as their successes. You'll see how God acted in surprising and wonderful ways to draw them---and you---to himself. This year-long devotional offers a unique method to help you slow down and savor the story of God's unrelenting love for his people, offering a fresh perspective that will nourish and strengthen your personal communion with him.


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This one-year devotional program offers contemporary Christian women a chance to study the lives and legacies of 52 women in Scripture. Some, such as Eve or "Lot's wife," are prominent and well-known biblical figures. Even the lesser-known women--such as the daughter-in-law of Judah, Tamar, who disguised herself as a prostitute--offer provocative and fascinating stories. What shines through in this well-written book is the authors' great respect for these gritty, intelligent, and occasionally flawed women. The authors briefly tell each woman's life story in an enchanting storytelling voice, helping readers to see how these ancient stories still have meaning centuries later. The book is well-organized, offering a woman's story for every week of the year, as well as a week's worth of structured lessons and reflections.

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'Phenomenal! This is a book every woman will love - and for that matter so will men!' -- Marilyn Meberg, Best-selling Author and Speaker <br><br>

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110 of 110 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Women of the Bible a Winner December 23, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
Having read many different types of devotional studies, I was pleased to find that Women of the Bible by Ann Spangler & Jean E. Syswerda exceeded 90% of them in content and readability. Not only did I find this book very well written, but it is thouroughly grounded in solid biblical principle. The reader starts the week off with a women from scripture, not just the ones everyone is familiar with, but others also. One such study is of Rizpah, a concubine of Saul's. On Monday you learn her story...On Tuesday you read of her life and times. Wednesday covers the legacy she has left in scripture, Thurdsay covers her promise and Friday ends with an overview of scriptural references and devotional questions. I originally picked this book up for myself. However, I liked it so well that I have already given three out as Christmas gifts and I am ordering 2 more copies for others. I highly recommend this book.
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53 of 59 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars More intended for individual study June 28, 2003
Format:Hardcover
I agree with the other reviewers who enjoyed Women of the Bible as personal devotionals -- leading the reader towered Scripture passages, suggesting prayer, etc. -- or as the opportunity to learn more about the personalities and accomplishments -- and think of applying the lessons from their lives to today -- of biblical women.
However, I do not this book is a good choice for a small group study. My small group chose to do this study; we were flipping through the book at the bookstore and liked the organization and amount of study/discussion questions. Our weeks went like this: review the accomplishments of the woman, generally discuss her attributes or failing, then on to the study questions. We found that the study questions were just unable to spark meaningful conversation -- in many cases they were yes/no questions. On a good week, one of us would bring up some great topic to discuss that just tangentially related to the woman's life, and were able to have a more lively and interesting conversation.
At the end of the study, we confessed to one another that we simply did not enjoy this book -- that it not group study material. There are just so mnay excellent small group study books, books where you can't wait for the group meeting to discuss your revelations over the week and how the book can impact you life. For starters, look at anything written by John Eldredge. The Sacred Romance or Journey of Desire, for instance, are just womderful and will make an impact on your lives. If your group doesn't want to do a "book study" but more of a Bible study, just pick a book of the Bible and do that. A group at our church spent an entire year studying Revelation on their own.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Book June 25, 2002
Format:Hardcover
I recently started reading this book. I am very impressed. Each week focuses on a different woman of the Bible, some well-known and some not well-known. I like the way the story is first told in today's language and the information about the culture at the time that woman lived. The questions for each week are not the type that have a wrong or right answer, but they get you to think about how you feel and what you believe. As another reviewer said this is the first woman's devotional that does not focus on being a wife and mother. I think many men would also find this a great book to read and study from.
I highly recommend this book and will be sharing it with my Sunday School class in a few weeks. I think women of any age and personal situation will learn a lot from this book.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Women of the Bible" Enlightens Christian Sisters November 20, 2004
By Megan
Format:Hardcover
I discovered this book when trying to find a book for my Bible Study. Divided into short daily devotions, it's all I can do to wait until the next day to read (especially on Fridays, when I see the woman of topic for the next week!). This book focuses on women that I already knew (Eve, Ruth, Mary), but then so many more women who are less well-known (Tamar, Rizpah, Joanna). These women have so much to teach us, and have often gone ignored. These authors do a wonderful job of combining knowledge of Biblical times with modern applications. I would encourage all women to read this book. I'm approaching the end of this year-long book, and I'm tempted to start all over again reading it in January!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic July 21, 2006
By Rachael
Format:Hardcover
This is the most unique study book I have ever read in my entire life. I love this!! It tells you where to find the story---gives you a written story---asks you questions---suggest neat ideas and gives you prayer ideas. It even gives you the history of what it was like in their time! This book is so unlike the other study books I've read. I have a lot of trouble following a lot of study books b/c its just information, although interesting, it's hard to keep my attention. The way this book is written really kept me going--I absolutely fell in love with this book. I didn't follow the everyday planning although that is an option (it puts the days of the week at the top) I usually did one week in one night since each day was so short. But the short was great for when I was in a hurry for something. I loved this book, its fantastic and absolutely worth more than every penny spent.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book! March 20, 2002
Format:Hardcover
I had been searching for a devotional book that would take me deeper into the scriptures, but that would apply to my life. I am 21 years old, not married but in need of some direction. I was amazed at how awesome this book is. It applies to me, but it applies to women of all ages too. It does not focus on having a husband or having children as most women's devotionals do. I was HIGHLY Impressed! A must read for EVERY woman
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE it
I love this book so much. It is a great way to do a bible study by yourself or with friends. Great information, great insight, great layout. LOVE IT!
Published 8 days ago by Lindsay
5.0 out of 5 stars women of the bible
I like it because it gives very good information about women that is easy for the reader to miss. I read some and I would not get the in depth viewpoints that are provided. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Dorothy "Gods gift"
5.0 out of 5 stars Study Book
I order this book after over hearing a class in my church. This is an awesome book and really keeps your interest. I would suggest every woman to order it.
Published 23 days ago by Ina D. Campbell
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Bible study
Scripture s and local history's woven together to see an accurate picture of God's hand working throughout yhe Bible ; an excellent study throughout yhe God's word
Published 1 month ago by Karen Lancaster
5.0 out of 5 stars TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT
A great read!!!!.I found this book to be most interesting. I would recommend this book to all females and males
Published 1 month ago by Synovure
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book for All Women and Times
"Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture" more than met my expectations. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cheryl Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for simple study
This is a good, simple study if you're looking for something short and simple to read each day. Worth the buy!
Published 1 month ago by mamastenn
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Devotional
Great devotional with study questions that help you go deeper... got to know these women a bit better than before. Solid information.
Published 2 months ago by Amanda Kilpatrick
3.0 out of 5 stars women of the bible devotional
I find this book very inspiring it is detailed everything is exlain clearly i love it you will enjoy reading it too
Published 2 months ago by Julin Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Study!
I am making quilt block for each women in the Bible in this book. Lots of fun and a learning experience too!
Published 2 months ago by Donna Raifsnider
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