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Publisher's Summary

Over one million copies sold!

This best-selling devotional study focuses on 52 remarkable women in scripture - women whose struggles to live with faith and courage are not unlike your own.

This year-long devotional offers a unique method to help you slow down and soak in Scripture so you can savor its riches, understanding anew how God acts in surprising and wonderful ways to draw you to himself.

Authors Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda dive into the lives of 52 women of the Bible, spending one week learning about each one and covering different topics on each day of the week. 

They include:

  • Monday: Her story - an inspirational portrait of her life
  • Tuesday: Her life and times - background information about the culture of her day
  • Wednesday: Her legacy in scripture - a short Bible study on her life with application to your own
  • Thursday: Her promise - the Bible promises that apply to her life and yours
  • Friday: Her legacy of prayer - and praying in light of her story

Other special features in Women of the Bible include:

  • A theme index
  • A list of all the women of the Bible
  • A timeline of the women of the Bible
  • A list of women in Jesus' family tree
  • A list of women in Jesus' life and ministry

Perfect for personal prayer and Bible study or for use in small groups, the women in this book offer a fresh perspective that will nourish and strengthen your personal relationship with God. 

©2010 Ann Spangler (P)2010 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

"What shines through in this well-written book is the authors' great respect for these gritty, intelligent, and occasionally flawed women. The authors briefly tell each woman's life story in an enchanting storytelling voice, helping readers to see how these ancient stories still have meaning centuries later. The book is well-organized, offering a woman's story for every week of the year, as well as a week's worth of structured lessons and reflections." (Amazon.com review)

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empowering

If you could sum up Women of the Bible in three words, what would they be?

educational, enlightening and insprirational.

Who was your favorite character and why?

ruth, because was she willing to give up everything that was familiar to her;Then venture on a journey that was unknown.

Have you listened to any of Sarah Rutan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

no, had no past reference.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not extreme, but found it very educational and inspiring, since most of the Bible stories seemed more centered on the men of the Bible.

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would recommend this to all women as a source of encouragement and inspirational.

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So many Women

This is an inspirational book about the women of the bible. I didn't remember there being so many. The author did great background research. It's been interesting to pre-read the passages and then do the weekly study - sometimes a different observation or slant is presented. A good read.

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Amazing

I would reccomend this to anyone. 😇 thirteen hours of fun and nonfiction stories. PLEASE READ

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A great book

Loved it! A great book for learning about being a stronger Christian woman. loved it.

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Enjoyable Reading

I really enjoyed this book, the narrator was very enjoyable to listen to, both authors are very good .

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Awesome book😍

This was a beautiful book, that provided more insight about the famous and infamous women that we've read about in the Bible. I absolutely loved it!

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Good content but to much for and audio study

Would you try another book from Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda and/or Sarah Rutan?

The content is good but its to much volume wise to make an enjoyable study. If you are in inclined to go threw this study, I would recommend a hard back copy. Its not an enjoyable listen.

Would you be willing to try another book from Ann Spangler and Jean E. Syswerda ? Why or why not?

I would try again but in hard copy format.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It would be an enjoyable study in a hard copy format.

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Eye opening!

I will listen to this again and again.. This book is packed full of rich stories and shines an appreciated light on the women that influenced our lives today.

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What wonderful information about the women in the

I looked forward to listening to this every evening. I did not have the study guide but I still learned so much about the women who shaped my future.
The only thing I didn't enjoy was when the narrator changed her voice for the characters. It wasn't natural sounding and would have been better if she just kept her same natural voice.

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Awesome Book

This book is a great book. Easy to read , understand, and obtain the information for your knowledge. I would highly recommend this book.

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Powerfully different view on women

As a woman I had always seen myself as a second-class citizen, but after listening to this book repeatedly, I have a different opinion. Obviously I don't think women are superior, but how powerful and liberating this book has been. I didn't use it as a yearly Bible study, being disabled I have listened overnight, and during morning ablutions, in the presence of carers, over a period of about 10 days. I would recommend this book to any woman, or man, and expect a totally different mindset! 100% excellent!

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