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The Women's Lectionary Preaching the Women of the Bible Throughout the Year

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The Women's Lectionary
Preaching the Women of the Bible Throughout the Year

Focusing on passages about women in the Bible and feminine imagery of God, The Women's Lectionary reimagines the liturgical calendar of preaching for one year.

These women are daughters, wives, and mothers. They are also strong leaders, evil queens, and wicked stepmothers. They are disciples, troublemakers, and prophetesses. Ashley Wilcox explores how the feminine descriptions of God in the Bible are similarly varied--how does it change our understanding if God is feminine wisdom, has wings, or is an angry mother bear?

Discover this must-have lectionary, perfect for anyone seeking to incorporate more insights from a female perspective into their preaching. From well-known figures like Miriam and Mary to lesser-known women like Huldah and Sapphira to feminine metaphors, this comprehensive resource features more than one hundred commentary essays with an Old Testament and New Testament passage for each Sunday of the year and special holy days in the calendar.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: IC266196
Dimensions: 6" x 9"
Length: 306 pages
Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664266196
Written by Ashley M Wilcox


Wilcox's delicate balance of academia and wonder makes this a fantastic and engaging read for church book groups.
Emmy Kegler, author of One Coin Found
This book is genuinely helpful to anyone seeking a fuller appreciation of Scripture’s complex witness concerning women.
Luke Timothy Johnson, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Candler School of Theology
The Women’s Lectionary allows women to tell their own story, magnifying the voices of those who had one and giving voice to those who did not.
Cynthia L. Hale, Senior Pastor, Ray of Hope Christian Church, Decatur, Georgia
Ashley Wilcox's thoughtful calendar and luminous commentaries help the church do better.
Ted Smith, professor of preaching and ethics, Candler School of Theology