“In Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter, Lindsay Hardin Freeman brings to light an entirely new and in-depth understanding of the often unrecognized contribution women made in the overall biblical narrative,” said the Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior, bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. “Freeman’s very adept biblical scholarship provides what I believe to be groundbreaking work in providing greater awareness and appreciation of the importance Bible women play in our sacred story.”
Bible Women provides information never before compiled in one place. The project began three years ago when a small group from Trinity Episcopal Church in Excelsior, Minnesota, scoured seminaries and libraries looking for a complete collection of the words of Bible women. Unable to find such a resource, the group—an Episcopal priest, a librarian, and a high school student—gathered weekly, highlighting and counting every word spoken by women in the Bible, placing each woman in her historical context, and drawing out what might be learned from their experiences.
The Episcopal Church Women, a group committed to formation and ministry among women, joined Forward Movement to support the Bible Women project. They are encouraging ECW groups around the country to use the book for Bible study and retreats.
Lindsay Hardin Freeman is an award-winning author who is passionate about sharing the stories of Bible women. Her works include The Scarlet Cord: Conversations with God’s Chosen Women and The Spy on Noah’s Ark and Other Bible Stories from the Inside Out. She was the longtime editor of Vestry Papers, a resource of the Episcopal Church Foundation.
Freeman is now traveling the country and speaking to interested groups. To schedule a speaking engagement, contact her at
Bible Women is available for pre-order now and will be released on September 10, 2014
Through September 30, the book is offered at an introductory price of $17, with a discounted rate of $15 for bulk purchases of ten or more books. The cover price is $22. To order, visit www.forwardmovement.org or call 1-800-543-1813. Ebook is available on Kindle, Nook, and iBook platforms.
Forward Movement is an official, non-profit agency of The Episcopal Church located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1935 their mission has been “to reinvigorate the life of the church.”
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