The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today - book cover
Christian Living
  • Publisher : Broadside Books
  • Published : 30 Mar 2021
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0063046598
  • ISBN-13 : 9780063046597
  • Language : English

The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today


The women of the Bible lived timeless stories-by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith.

People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. It was Queen Esther's bravery at a vital point in history which saved her entire people. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus' resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news which would change the world forever.

In The Women of the Bible Speak, Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual's life, but on how they relate to each other and to us.

From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys.

The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman's individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today. 

Editorial Reviews

"Shannon Bream reminds us: when women of God speak, we're wise to listen, take note, and learn. I've found it true in my own life, and Shannon's book is a worthy reminder, revealing rich life lessons found in the lives of biblical women." -- Max Lucado, pastor and New York Times bestselling author 

"Women of the Bible have made significant contributions, and God used them to change the course for everyone. Shannon introduces us to the brave, noble, and sometimes vulnerable or broken women in the Bible. This book is a helpful tool to demonstrate-no matter what you are going through-that other women experienced the same and still came out on top." -- Ainsley Earhardt, New York Times bestselling author of The Light Within Me

"In The Women of the Bible Speak, Shannon Bream offers valuable examples of how to live a faithful life. Through these warm and engaging stories, Shannon reveals how central women were to God's story in the Bible. They were courageous queens, strong mothers, and wise prophets. They defended Israel and were the first Christian evangelists. There are lessons for all of us in this book" -- Michael W. Smith, Grammy award winning singer-songwriter

"Shannon takes us directly into the lives of women in the Bible and, more specifically, into their hearts through their very own words, emotions, and interactions. She reminds us that throughout history, God has valued women as part of His plan of salvation, even purposing one to bear the Savior of the world. With so much focus today on women trying to obtain worth and value, this book provides a clearer picture of the value God has always placed on each of us. We will never have to fight for what we already have." -- Missy Robertson, New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Women of Duck Commander

"Creative and colorful, captivating and compelling – here are the biblical accounts of sixteen women whose stories remain ever relevant to today's cultural moment. Let Shannon enlighten and encourage you with these ancient lives that can bring us the courage and commitment we all need in these tumultuous times."  -- Lee Strobel, best-selling author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Miracles

"Shannon Bream is a strong, inspiring woman with a powerful impact...a world-changer! In ‘Women of the Bible' she writes about Biblical women who were each world-changers in their own way - women whose powerful stories teach us truths we need today. Thanks Shannon for shining God's light...through your book and your life!" -- Rebecca St. James, Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter  


Readers Top Reviews

Dianedavid h kinnon
For a novice reading the book, this would be a disappointment. Too often the reader is asked to stop and search the Bible for more information. It should have been more concise. Simple parallels should have been given to help understand it. I would not purchase it again. Unfortunately, we gave these as gifts before we read it ourselves.
Malcolm O. EverettTi
I received Shannon's new book yesterday and have already started reading it! It is such a breath of fresh air and hope for these times of Covid and the turmoil within our beloved country. Thank you, Shannon!
I love reading about women in the Bible. I was anxious to buy Shannon’s book, curious how she was going present/write these stories. I love and have read God’s Word and have also read several books about women in the Bible. Shannon’s book does not disappoint. She pairs up 16 women, writing their story. The first chapter is on Sarah and Hagar, telling each of their stories and how we can relate and applications to help us hold tight to our Faith. I also love that Shannon gives Scripture references to back up facts... The book is very well written. Thank you, Shannon Bream. Update: the story of (Rachel and ) Leah is a bit confusing. Four sons of Leah are named, yet twice the author says Leah was the mother of five sons. Leah actually gave birth to six sons and one daughter (Genesis 30:19-21), and had two more sons by her concubine. Love the song of Deborah, which I had never focused on it before. HOWEVER another huge typo for those readers that are new and drawn to the Word (Bible) from reading Shannon’s book. The message that is inferred that Deborah is sending is found in Judges 5:31, not Judges 5:3-10. 🤭
Marielinda galella
Really disliked this book. It’s basically her interpretation of the women in the Bible and her opinion on what *probably* happened. It was really biased toward representing them in a certain way. She even tries to interpret their thoughts and feelings in a really biased way. Would not recommend for anyone. I’d say read the Bible and learn about the women that way!