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Book review : Her name is woman

Book Review : Her Name is Woman

August 12, 2021

Her Name is Woman has 24 chapters with each one being about a different biblical woman. The book is quite old—reprinted in 1987, which means some of the material is quite dated and reflects a cultural understanding about women that’s no longer accurate. As I like to write and speak about biblical women, I hoped to glean some insights that would be helpful and this proved to be the case but I would no longer recommend the book in my culture.

The 24 women are: Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Potiphar’s wife, Miriam, Rahab, Peninnah, Hannah, Queen of Sheba, widow of Zarephath, the Shunammite, Naaman’s wife’s maid, Esther, Job’s wife, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna, widow (with a mite), Martha, Mary of Bethany, Samaritan woman, Dorcas, Lydia and Priscilla.

Here are a couple of gems: Why did Eve even engage in a conversation with the devil? Sarah was honoured for the faith she had, not for her failures. Hannah prayed for more than a son. She wanted God to provide a leader for Israel. Jesus was happy to use a pagan queen as an example of wisdom. In desiring to serve God and his prophet Elisha, the Shunammite woman received a creative idea from God.

Overall, a few helpful insights.

More reviews of this book can be found on Goodreads.  More reviews of other Christian Non-fiction books that I have read can be found here.

by Susan Barnes
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