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

Bible Women: All Their Words
and Why They Matter

Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter is now available for order in a New Expanded Second Edition.


The ground-breaking 1st edition of Bible Women identifies every woman who speaks in Bible, providing the words, context and historical background for the 93 woman through whom God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated and proclaimed the story of redemption.


Now, this award-winning book has been expanded by 120 pages, including a prayer for each of the 93 women, deeper content, and more comprehensive discussion questions to explore the link between Bible women and contemporary women.


We learn which woman speak the most (hint: it’s not Mary!) and which books of the Bible have the fewest words from women. We hear the only conversation in the Bible between a mother and daughter (and it’s not pretty), the words of a woman who eats her own child, and the triumphant exclamation of a woman telling the world about the risen Christ.


Step into God’s sacred circle of mothers, grandmothers, warriors, prophets, prostitutes and murderers. You won’t come out the same.


Publication date is February 1, 2023.


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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, former President, North America Buffalo Wild Wings

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, retired bishop, Diocese of Oregon

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…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 Church, Ocean View, Hawaii

This book is a great Bible companion. Not only does it reveal all of the women with voices in the Bible, it initiates thought into the actual circumstances surrounding the situations. It causes you to insert yourself into the times. Deep thought is stirred for every situation. The characters are given realness beyond the pages of the Bible. What a thought provoking tool…It is more than just a book!

Chrishonda Alisha Walters

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

Frankly, I loved this book. After my study is over, I hope to use the book for some personal devotional time. It’s easy to read, with the information in clear, digestable chunks. The scholarship is well done and accessible.

Pastor Julia Seymour, Big Timber Luther Church, Big Timber, Montana, Book Reviewer, RevGalPals

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, Assisting bishop, Diocese of Olympia

This book is truly a must-own resource for anyone interested in the women in the Bible. I love how it is laid out, making it easy to reference different women. Overall the thoughts, questions, and isolation of speaking text are all remarkably well-done…

Mother of Four, Amazon Review