What can Jezebel, the Bible’s wickedest queen, reveal about God’s holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the Woman at the Well—the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her?
There are also “wicked good” women like Deborah, Ruth, Hannah, Abigail, Esther, Mary, and more. What do their lives tell us about God’s invincible love and his determined plan to save us?
In Wicked Women of the Bible Ann Spangler tells the stories of twenty wicked and “wicked good” women in greater detail. At the end of each story, Ann provides a brief section including additional historical and cultural background as well as a brief Bible study in order to enhance the book’s appeal to both individuals and groups.
The stories of these women of the Bible reveal a God who is not above it all but who stoops down to meet us where we are in order to extend his love and mercy.
About the Author
Ann Spangler is an award-winning writer and the author of many bestselling books, including Praying the Names of God, Women of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus. She is also the author of The One Year Devotions for Women and the general editor of the Names of God Bible. Ann’s fascination with and love of Scripture have resulted in books that have opened the Bible to a wide range of readers. She and her two daughters live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
If you have ever felt intimidated by the amazing women of the Bible whose stories glow brighter than the gold edges of the pages, Wicked Women of the Bible is a breath of fresh air. Oh, not because we can see ourselves--and our failures--in their stories, but because Ann Spangler creatively and carefully helps us to see in their tales a God who redeems and repurposes. If you want an in-depth study that will help you be wicked smart about living a life that glorifies God and points others to Jesus, grab a highlighter and experience this lesson-packed book! -- Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 national speaker, New York Times Bestselling author of Keep It Shut