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9.03.2009

Book Review: Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today


Have you ever wondered if there was a manual straight from scripture for moms of today? In “Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today,” Kathi Macias has given the reader a lead-by-example style manual with profiles of seventeen women who lived with some of the same struggles that women face today. It doesn’t matter that most of them lived over two thousand years ago. The lessons they teach us are still relevant today. Macias has selected some of the greats from Bible history such as Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, and Mary. But she has also chosen some the reader may not have studied much in Sunday school as a child: Rizpah, Salome, Eunice and Lois, and the Widow of Zarephath.


The book is well-researched and thorough. Scattered throughout the text are questions that make the reader stop and process the information. The writing stimulates the intellect with a bounty of information about each woman, yet it stimulates the emotions with reflective questions and stories of women from today whose experiences parallel those of the biblical women. Each chapter ends with a section titled “Something to Think About/ Enter in Your Journal.” This offers the reader yet another opportunity to personalize the information and process thoughts.


I can see Kathi's writing gifts in this work and many people will deepen their faith as a result of reading what Kathi has spent so much time putting onto the page. This book can be used in many ways. In addition to use for personal study, it would make an excellent book for a Bible study group. It’s also a fantastic research tool for anyone who seeks to study one of the biblical women in depth. Whether for a gift or for personal enrichment, I give the book my wholehearted recommendation.


Review by Michelle Rayburn



1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed a relaxing Mother's Day capped off by some great reading. One of the books was Kathi Macias' Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today. I admit I was skeptical because it seems like there are a few books out there about women of the Bible and how we can relate to them. This was different in a very pleasant way. Besides the known women like Eve and Sarah, Kathi Macias also featured Salome, Lois, Eunice, and others. Each chapter ends with a practical application and prayer. It's relevant, easy reading, and I learned a lot.

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