Women of the Bible: Their Stories In Verse

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Women of The Bible: Their Stories In Verse is dedicated to the women in every land whose courage, wisdom and love have gained for their men and children greater wealth than has ever been counted and richer blessings than have ever been told, who have been content when not recognized for all they have sacrificed every hour of the day. Your reward is due now but will be fully yours only in heaven. Has the world ever known a greater tribute to women than that found in Proverbs 31? Here we see a woman who rises while it is yet dark and is still busy long after sunset, who prepares clothes for her family — thus she can laugh at "the days to come," including cold winter days — treats household servants well and gives to the poor; who engages in business for family's sake, including trading and bringing her goods "from afar" to set a better table; who teaches others wisely and, it seems, in every way brings honor to her husband and children. Thus they praise her and rise to call her blessed. Her husband reaps the benefits of this industrious and devoted woman for when he takes his place among the elders of the city they respectfully acknowledge him. Indeed, her worth cannot be measured even when compared to "many rubies." As the stories told in verse within this book attest, women were called on to make daring contributions, often risking their lives, that showed how far ahead of men they were in readiness to pray, to declare God's message to his and other people, to wait patiently on God, to sacrifice their most prized possessions (family, homeland) and to wage war when necessary. These and other women bore testimony in quiet testing and joyous praise to God's goodness.

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Jim Vasquezis the ninth of ten children born to his Mexican American parents, and was raised in Southern California. A U.S. Army veteran (he made 18 jumps while in the 82nd Airborne Division), he graduated from the University of Redlands (ca) and Fuller Theological Seminary. He served with the Latin America Mission in Costa Rica and Colombia. He received his PhD. (Educations Psychology and Psycholinguistics) from UCLA. He retired from the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) after serving as a faculty member at that institution for over 25 years. Jim now lives with his wife outside Ellensburg, WA in "a country place."

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