Women of the Bible, richly illustrated with classic art and vivid photography, looks at the women who defined life and civilization as we know it. This book includes all their stories presented in clear accessible prose that shows great respect for this remarkable collection of influential women.
These are the women who played critical roles in the Bible, the greatest story ever told, the record of God’s relationship to humanity from the beginning of time. Some were foundational, like Eve, the first, the original, the mother of us all; others, like Bathsheba and Mary Magdalene, were redeemed by God from lives of sin; still more, like the transcendent Mary, mother of Jesus, remain symbols of fidelity to and acceptance of the will of God. Many, like Sarah, the mother of Isaac, used cleverness and guile to make their way in a world dominated by men; a few, like Delilah, the betrayer of Samson, were unrepentant villains. Sidebars provide surveys of the women who achieved sainthood as well as those, like Lot’s wife and the wife of Pontius Pilate, who were never named but had an impact nonetheless. This book will inspire readers to live their best lives.
Morin Bishop, as founder and president of Bishop Books and now Kensington Media Group, has created, written, or edited more than 200 books and special interest publications for virtually every major publisher in America. His work has included a biography series for People, 1000-image illustrated histories of the Civil War and World War II for Time-Life Books, numerous books for Sports Illustrated and Life, and a host of printed products on history and religion, including special interest publications on the founding fathers, Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. He is based in Bronxville, New York.