Friday, March 05, 2010

Women's History Month

Did you know that March is Women's History Month?  I didn't.  Maybe I did, and it had gotten lost in my brain somewhere.  But, now it knows.  So, what can I offer to honor this month?  A book recommendation, of course.  :-)

Many years ago a dear friend of mine recommended I read 5 books by one of my now-favorite authors, Francine Rivers.  These 5 books comprised the Lineage in Grace series.  Each book tells the story of one of the women listed in the lineage of Christ - Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary.  First, if you haven't already, go read each of these women's stories in the KJV Bible.  What better way could you kick off Women's History Month than to read about the amazing women in the Bible?  They are a few of several examples for us, for good and bad, after all.  Then, when you are finished, go buy, borrow, etc. these books.  If I remember correctly, they are written from a 1st person perspective, giving you an idea of what it may have been like to have been each of these women - what they might have been thinking, feeling, circumstances, etc.  These are things we should think about each time we read the Bible, but we rarely do.  Put yourself in their shoes.  What would your thoughts have been?  The Bible isn't outdated.  We are just like each of them.  What a wonderful blessing to be able to learn from them.

3 comments:

Kelly Spezzano said...

Very interesting! Do you recommend reading these books in the order in which they were published, or does it not make much difference what order. I just checked our library system and it looks like they have all 5! I am super excited!

Owl of the Desert said...

No, it doesn't really matter what order you read them. That's great that your library has them! You'll have to let me know when you finish.

Kels said...

I just read redeeming love not too long ago. It was so different from any other Christian fiction I had read and I really enjoyed it I look forward to reading the rest of her books