In A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, Biblical scholar J. Ellsworth Kalas, turns his attention to several different women of the Old Testament to explore what their lives and faith have to say to women today. He looks at the lives of Eve, Naomi, Leah and Rachel and more. A Discussion Guide is included to facilitate meetings for study groups.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 144 Vendor: Abingdon Press Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 1426744641 ISBN-13: 9781426744648 Availability: In Stock
In A Faith of Her Own: Women of the Old Testament, popular author J. Ellsworth Kalas focuses on women who were crucialsome in obvious and some in less obvious waysto the story of the Old Testament. Kalas takes a look at several different women of the Old Testament. He examines the Scriptures to see what we can learn about them and from them, including their defining characteristics, how they fit into as well as shaped the Old Testament story, and how their stories of strength, courage, perseverance, and faith have shaped our lives as believers today. Chapters include: - The Ultimate First Lady (Eve) - A Woman Who Married Trouble (Cain's wife) - The Compleat Woman (Sarah) - A Mother Who Played Favorites (Rebecca) - They May Have Been Twins--But Not Identical (Leah & Rachel) - The Original Big Sister (Miriam) - Israel's First Female Prime Minister (Deborah) - The Perfect In-Laws (Ruth & Naomi) - The Ladies Chorus (The women of Bethlehem, Ruth 4:13-17) - The Woman Who Saved a King (Abigail) - Counselor to Kings and Clergy (Huldah) - Two Young Women of Courage (Esther & an anonymous slave girl) A discussion guide is included.
J. Ellsworth Kalas is the author of more than 35 books, including the popular Back Side series, A Faith of Her Own, Strong Was Her Faith, I Bought a House on Gratitude Street, and The Thirteen Apostles. He was a United Methodist pastor for 38 years and has been part of the faculty of Asbury Theological Seminary since 1993, formerly serving as president and now as senior professor of homiletics.