Arise and Shine outlines the positive roles women can play in the family, the church, and society at large. Mulu Deboch looks at some of the negative stereotypes about women, and considers whether they have any merit. She also discusses the current plight women face as they disproportionately bear the burden of poverty, especially in situations where girls are not afforded the opportunity to go to school. Reviewing current issues for women in light of a biblical perspective, Deboch argues that women are the pillars of society. Finally, she looks at some of the great women of history and the Bible, women who could serve as inspiration for us today. "It is my firm belief that this book, which presents, albeit briefly, the lives of the great women in the Bible and Christian history-such as St. Mary and Kathryn Kuhlman-will be of great service to women who are seeking inspiring models in their lives and ministries. Pay heed to the message conveyed by the author... I strongly recommend Mrs. Mulu Deboch for her significant contribution to the cause of women." - Girmawi Bushu, Christian Writer and Translator About the Author: Mulu Deboch was born in Dire Dawa Town, Ethiopia. Having previously served in the embassy of Equatorial Guinea, and at an organization providing aid to street children, she currently serves in ministry. Mulu and her husband have four children and live in Ottawa, ON.