Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter

Bible Women

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Finally…a book that documents and explores the words and life story of every woman in the Bible who spoke. Meticulously researched, lovingly narrated, and award-winning, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter invites readers to walk alongside their spiritual grandmothers and great-grandmothers, exploring all their words and contributions to biblical and world history.

In January 2015, Bible Women was awarded top honors by Independent Publishers with a Gold Medal for Bible Study.

Find out how Bible women dealt with issues of infertility, faith, hunger, prayer, poverty, rape, violence, war, friendship and marriage. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter; designed for both individual and group reading.

Step into this sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes and murderers. Learn the facts. Hear the wisdom of our ancestors. You won’t come out the same.

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Lindsay Hardin Freeman makes visible the women in the Bible who are in plain sight, and she lets us hear them speak. Their voices resound with courage, humor, lamentation, and faith.
The Very Reverend Cynthia Briggs Kittredge
Dean and President
Seminary of the Southwest
Austin, Texas

Lindsay Hardin Freeman has a special way of helping her readers relate to the women of the Bible. She provides great context around the characters and messages, then suggests how to apply to current real-life situations. She definitely keeps readers engaged.
Judy Shoulak
President, North America Buffalo Wild Wings

Here your sister ancestors step out of the Bible pages eager to talk to you and share their stories: some you know, some you don’t, some bold, some funny, some horrifying and tragic, some surprising, but all told from their loving hearts. They invite you to visit them often and stay in touch as our God-given lineage continues. Please RSVP!
Lana J. Fitzgerald
President Episcopal Church Women & Chair of Women’s Ministry
Diocese of Southwest Florida

Lindsay Hardin Freeman has given a new and fresh voice to the women of the Bible. It is an important work shared at an important time in history. It is helpful to hear again— and often for the first time—the perspective of these faithful women. A rich resource for prayer, dialogue and conversation!
The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley
Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Reading Bible Women is an opportunity to get re-acquainted with not only the stories of biblical woman, but also an opportunity to reflect anew on their words and actions. Included here are some of the most familiar biblical women and, importantly, some of those not frequently the focus of study but introduced here with devotion and respect. An excellent resource for individual and group prayer and reflection.
(The Rev. Dr.) Sheryl A Kujawa-Holbrook, Dean of the Faculty
Professor of Practical Theology and Religious Education
Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California

Lindsay Hardin Freeman has provided a great gift to the women of our church, and to all people searching for relevance in even the smallest of words and action. As she writes in her introduction of the 93 women who speak in the Scriptures, “Their words are meant for us.” Here is a fascinating offering for group study and personal reflection from this consummate storyteller and teacher.
The Rev. Deacon Nancy R. Crawford
National President, Episcopal Church Women
Eugene, Oregon

Author and visionary Lindsay Hardin Freeman brings us another great leap forward in comprehension of the realities of the female presentations in the Bible.  Her diligent analysis of every line uttered by women in scripture delivers startling insights never before analyzed, nor understood, as parts of a deeper message regarding the female half of the human species.  This gender, as we all know, is in desperate need of a healthier level of interaction and with Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter, Lindsay Hardin Freeman offers us hope for a fresh platform of progress.
Barbara Forster
Human rights activist

In Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter, Lindsay Hardin Freeman brings to light an entirely new and in-depth understanding of the often unrecognized contribution women made in the overall biblical narrative. Freeman’s very adept biblical scholarship provides what I believe to be groundbreaking work in providing greater awareness and appreciation of the importance Bible women play in our sacred story.
The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior
Bishop, Episcopal Church in Minnesota

Wow! Take note of this comprehensive work on women of the Bible put together by Lindsay Hardin Freeman and her team. Her systematic approach provides a wealth of information and insight and will be a wonderful resource for anyone wanting to learn more about women in the Bible and the Apocrypha. Personally, I know that when I start a new chapter on a particular woman, by the end I will have found several golden nuggets of truth and grace that I can be encouraged by, learn from and apply to my own personal relationship with God. Quite simply, I love this book and I can’t wait to share it with other women in my church and in my life!
Julie H. Crider
Damariscotta Baptist Church, Damariscotta, Maine

Shining a spotlight on the words of Bible women, Lindsay Hardin Freeman is both writer and detective in this groundbreaking work. Centuries of stereotypes fade away as each woman is presented objectively and clearly. Astounding in detail and inspiring in content!
Cordelia Burt
St. Jude’s Episcopal Church

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