Mothers around the Manger is a fresh and provocative look at many of the women who served as Jesus' "great-grandmothers." Allen's warm writing style both informs and inspires today's Christians to learn from the lives of these remarkable and little understood women. Drawing names from the genealogies for Jesus offered by Matthew and Luke, Mothers around the Manger offers intriguing and challenging chapters on Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna.
What impact did Jesus mother have on his earthly life? Mothers Around the Manger examines the lives of Tamara, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, Elizabeth, Mary and Anna, Jesus "great grandmothers," his female forebears and how they influenced Jesus' ministry. Allen reflects on the significance of these women in the larger story of Jesus and in our changing global needs of today. At a time in history where race, class, national and religious barriers are being reexamined and re-imagined, the lesson Jesus' mothers provide us with are important building blocks for the coming millenium.