To the casual observer, women played a minor role in God's plan. But take a closer look. The women who walk the pages of Meet the Queen of Sheba cover the entire social structure. They are skeptics and queens, mothers and businesswomen. There is even a prostitute. In her follow-up to the popular Meet Bathsheba, author Rosanne Gartner captures the emotions and thoughts of biblical figures in a series of first-person testimonies, written from the vantage point of women of the Old and New Testaments. Each one tells her own story in a way that allows you to become intimately familiar with her soul, her circumstances, and her responses to God. Gartner conducted thorough research in order to incorporate the culture these women came from into the monologues, which are perfect for women's programs and women's study discussion groups as well as for dramatic presentations in programs and individual and personal devotions. Each monologue brings a sophisticated, inspirational, and educational message to us in contemporary times. Hannah, Esther, Deborah, the witch of Endor, Lydia, Pilate's wife, Eunice, Salome, Joanna, Mary Magdalene, and the Queen of Sheba are those featured in this much-anticipated new volume.