Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Bible Sisters Book Review & Give-Away
I have a book to give away!! If you would like to win a copy of Bible Sisters, please comment on my FB thread about this review. On May 21, I will draw one of the comments out of a hat and send you the book!
This is a 365 day book of devotions. Each day features a different woman of the Bible, named and unnamed. Each devotion begins with the chapter and verse from where that woman is mentioned. The devotional writing is less then a half page, bringing the concerns of contemporary women into conversation with the woman mentioned in the Scripture. After the devotion, a simple prayer closes the daily practice.
I believe this book would be especially fruitful to use alongside my CEB Women's Bible. It would be edifying to look up the scripture each day and read a bit more of the story surrounding each woman. Also, the index in the back of Bible Sisters could be a great resource for locating the different women in scripture.
I finally dog-eared the pages at the end of each month to keep my daily spot more obvious. I really wish it had dates, since there is no reason to start in a particular place (unless I missed an over-arching reading plan, which is possible). My mom has laid claim to my copy, so I know the dog ears will drive her bananas - score!
If you don't win, or are too impatient to wait to see if you win, you can order the book through Amazon, or other sellers.
This is the official information on the author: The Rev. Dr. Gennifer Benjamin Brooks—the author—is the Ernest and Bernice Styberg Professor of Preaching and the director of the Styberg Preaching Institute at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. In both her teaching and her pastorate as an ordained elder in the New York Conference of The United Methodist Church, she is committed to supporting women and speaking out in support of their rightful place in the realm of God and in the church.