Lindsay Hardin Freeman brings twelve of these women to life, giving them voices of their own. In the manner of the Jewish Midrash, she adds color, detail, and dialogue to the brief biblical accounts and endows these women with nuanced and believable psychological profiles. As we hear familiar stories told in new ways, we discover layers of meaning previously overlooked. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter will facilitate group study and discussion. --(Richard H. Schmidt, Editor & Director, Forward Movement Publications)
Women of every faith in the Congo and Darfur, Afghanistan and Pakistan, and to a meaningful degree, everywhere on the planet, are still struggling and suffering. Thus, this re-articulation of the Biblical stories, as it underscores dignity, respect and support for women, is as timely today as ever. May this insightful and heartwarming endeavor be a vigorous reminder of human potential and justice. --(Barbara Forster, The Tandem Project in support of the United Nations; Board of Directors, American Refugee Committee)
About the Author
The Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman edits a national newsletter for church leaders, and has accumulated more than thirty writing awards.