"Alice Connor's retelling of the biblical story--fanfiction, as she calls it--is half stand-up comedy, half soul-piercing truth. She spins the ancient tale in startlingly fresh ways, bringing the women of Scripture to life in a way that is both authentically relatable and unapologetically feminist. With each chapter I felt the anticipation of reading a brand-new story, even when it was an account I'd heard a thousand times."
Brave: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Grief, Mercy, Folly, Joy, Sex, and Redemption
Women are essential to the biblical story--they bear life, lead communities, and testify to God's power and presence. Some of their names we know, others we've only heard, and others, tragically, go unnamed.
Following the success of her beloved book Fierce, pastor and provocateur Alice Connor introduces us to a whole new group of women from the Bible, including Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Esther, and Lydia. Connor invites us to see them not as players in a man's story--as victims or tempters--nor as solely morality archetypes who teach women to be better wives and mothers--but as brave foremothers of the faith. Skillfully drawn by the author, these women's stories are messy, challenging, and beautiful. When we read their stories, we can see not only their particular, formidable lives but also our own.
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