Kathy Coffey Hidden Women Of The Gospels

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Hidden Women Of The Gospels

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The women who live "between the lines" of scripture come to life and take center stage in this charming and prayerful book."What if?" it begins... then imagines the stories of women who were with Jesus throughout his life: the female shepherd, the mother of the man born blind, the wives of Peter, Jairus, Pilate and Cleophas, the serving girl who confronts Peter, the woman at the foot of the cross. Twenty shadows come to life. Biblical women become models for contemporary women. Questions for reflection invite readers to uncover the holiness in their own lives. And most of all, readers find new friends in Scripture, whose unique insights will resonate into their days, into their hearts.

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Of the 1,426 people given names in the Old Testament, only 111 are female. The proportion is twice as great in the New Testament. Hidden Women Of The Gospels brings to life those very real women who were among Jesus' disciples. They take on color and flesh, and are "named". Raissa baked the bread and cooked the fishes, Rebecca is the mother of the man born blind, Deborah is the serving girl who confronts Peter, Hannah is the woman at the foot of the cross, Salome is the mother of James and John, Susanna is a shepherdess, Sara is Peter's mother-in-law, Leah is Jairus' wife, Claudia is the wife of Pilot, and Anna is an adulteress. Jesus' friendships and even brief contacts with women broke the taboos of a patriarchal society and encourage Christians to continue in considering women and men as equal in import and importance. Readers who meet these "hidden" women can discover through them a different perspective on the scriptures and on their lives. -- Midwest Book Review

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