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Consider the Women

A Provocative Guide to Three Matriarchs of the Bible
Narrated by: Sheri Beth Dusek
Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins
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A timely and compelling new look at three key women in the biblical narrative.

Among the mostly male-dominated narratives in Scripture, the stories of women can be game-changing. In this book Debbie Blue looks closely at Hagar (mother of Islam), Esther (Jewish heroine), and Mary (Christian matriarch) - and finds in them unexpected and inviting new ways of navigating faith and life. 

As she sets out to explore these biblical characters who live and move in places and ways outside of the strict boundaries of tradition, Blue encounters many real life characters who challenge her expectations and renew her hope - a Muslim tattoo artist, a Saudi Arabian sculptor, a rabbi in a Darth Vader costume, Aztec dancers at a feast of Guadalupe, an Islamic feminist scholar, and more.

Listeners who embark with Blue on the sometimes unorthodox, subversive paths of these curious and lively figures will be led to envision more expansive and hopeful possibilities for faith, human connection, and love in our divided, violent world.

©2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. (P)2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

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The Full Spectrum Nature Of God Extolled

God's femine side is being discussed, and at a time in history when power must be reevaluated, by both genders. This book gives real hope for the future of our "very human" race, by looking at several women, both historically and at present. The big questions are confronted head on, making this as intellectual as it is engaging.
What is power? Is spiritually sourced power demonstrated differently, or identically, based on gender? Is God limited or unlimited? Is power the same thing as force, or something different? Can power and love be the same thing? Can God interact differently with each gender, and still be the same God? Can God be recognized in the other, apart from cultural norms? Etc.

Debbie Blue speaks on behalf of many of us as women, who continue to embrace the biblical narrative, but rarely hear the entire narrative explored from male pulpits. We have always known there is more to the story, but we usually just live it ourselves, quietly and privately. Debbie Blue's ability to bring our musings, prayers and relational realities to light, pulls us together collectively in this one work, and does so with much humor and depth. She does not disappoint! I have the audio version and found the reader Sheri Beth Dusek, to be just as engaging and delightful as this author. I will definitely be listening to this book again!

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