“Women from the Bible Speak Out” by author Marlo Schalesky is an excellent book. This book discusses timeless issues that have plagued women since the beginning of time. By using women and their biblical stories, the author offers help, healing, and hope.
Usually I am not a fan of writers making up tales about the daily lives and thoughts of people from the Bible. However, author Schalesky has done it exceptionally well. Her take on the women’s issues, thoughts, and emotions is helpful and insightful. The variety of women featured is beautiful. She visits many well known and lesser known ladies from the Bible.
I was impressed with the writing style of the author. It is pleasant, inviting, and easy to read. I was immediately drawn in and captivated by this book. Usually that only happens with a novel. This is a teaching book. I learned about women’s issues, women of the Bible, and how God loves and helps each one of us.
I definitely recommend this book. Any woman would benefit from reading it. You will feel a closer kinship with our biblical ancestors. This helpful book sparks healing and hope. It is biblically based and will deepen your Christian walk. This would make a great individual or group bible study. It is a resource that all church libraries should consider.
It gets a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from me. I received a copy from Celebrate Lit, but all opinions are my own, honest ones.
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
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 new voice to the remarkable women of Scripture—and new hope to many, many women today.
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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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