Description: YOU'VE HEARD THEIR STORIES ALL YOUR LIFE BUT DO YOU REALLY KNOW THE BIBLE'S "REBEL" WOMEN?
Adultery, lies, deception, scandal, murder, cover-up, heartache, pain, and loss--stories with these sordid elements are relevant today. And women with shady pasts--labeled, shamed, and linked with tragedies--are part of our heritage. Bathsheba, a victim or temptress, Eve outside of Eden, Tamar posed as a prostitute, Leah stole her sister Rachel's fiance...Sarah gave Hagar to her husband and Rebekah masterminds a grave deception.
Review: Interesting take on several well-known "scandalous" women of the Bible (scandalous being in the eyes of the beholder, in my opinion).
I was impressed by how deeply the writer threw herself into the lives of each of these women: she researched them thoroughly, dressed as them, and essentially let each of them tell their own story in their own words. She gives us an insight into the culture of the time and beautifully recreates the circumstances of their lives as they took matters into their own hands and then were able to receive God's forgiveness when they realized their mistakes.
I look forward to reading more of her work regarding other women of the Bible.
**I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**
Rating: Four stars