Friday, August 15, 2014
REVIEW: Dynamic Women of the Bible by Ruth Tucker
Author: Ruth Tucker
Published Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Baker Books
Genre: bible stories
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: Though we often focus more on the male heroes and villains in the Bible, the pages of Scripture are brimming with women who are edgy, strong willed, and controversial. Far from the stereotype of sweet and submissive, many women of the Bible steal the show despite being cast in the supporting roles. What parts did these women have in the vast family of God? What challenges did they face that we face even today? And what can we learn from them if we allow them to be the three-dimensional people they really were?
In Dynamic Women of the Bible, the lives of more than fifty biblical women are summoned from their graves to live again by the author who brought you The Biographical Bible. Scripture references, biographical profiles, sidebars (featuring twenty additional women of the Bible), discussion questions, and life applications make this book perfect for small groups, Bible studies, book clubs, and personal reading.
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
When I got this book, I'm not sure what expectations I had for it, but I was disappointed at times. Perhaps more scholarly information, less theorizing. More concrete proof, less assumptions. There are over 50 women here that the author delves into, with the same format. The author introduces the story they are in, then theorizes how she thinks they may have acted, thought, and spoken. The whys behind their actions in the Bible.
It lends to an interesting sort of daydreaming, but didn't give me any of the meat that I was hoping for.