A thorough examination of women in the Bible, with commentary about the Christian lessons their stories teach.
Starting with Eve, debut author Miller looks at all the named and unnamed women mentioned in Scripture, and he uses their stories as a springboard for illustrating doctrinal principles. Most chapters focus on specific figures, such as Rahab, who displayed tremendous faith in helping the servants of God in the book of Joshua, and the Samaritan woman at the well in the Gospel of John, who zealously spread the gospel after her own conversion to Christianity. Other chapters address specific biblical passages about women, such as the description of an exemplary woman in Proverbs 31, or Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 2:9-10 about dressing modestly. For the most part, Miller uses positive examples that he deems worthy of emulation, although he also highlights a few women as examples not to follow, such as Delilah. The author draws his interpretations of Christian messages from various passages, urging readers to act immediately on spiritual direction, like Rahab; offer God everything they have, like the unnamed widow in Mark 12; and support (and submit to) one’s husband, like Eve. The book concludes with “general advice to help you improve your daily life and Christian walk.” Instead of just glossing over familiar Bible passages, Miller makes readers stop and truly consider the stories, using historical, cultural, and religious insights to make the characters come alive. It’s clear that he’s quite knowledgeable about the subject matter, but his writing will be wonderfully accessible to the average Christian reader. Minor but frequent errors, such as not capitalizing “Bible” and the phrase “How much fires have your tongue caused lately?,” might have been corrected with more intensive editing. Overall, however, the text is well-organized, intelligible, and engaging. Miller’s constant focus on real-world applications may help readers seeking to bring their lives into greater harmony with biblical teachings.
Creative, clear, and often insightful ways to apply Bible stories to modern life.