In Wicked Women of the BIble award wining author Ann Spangler reimagines the stories of some of the Bible’s most fascinating women, from Eve and Sarah, Deborah, Jael, and Esther to Mary Magdalena. While keeping as close as possible to the original biblical texts, fictional conversations and historical backgrounds were added to help readers to understand the complicated lives better.
By focusing on mere wicked types in the Bible, whether used for good or bad, readers can relate easier to Eve contemplating on her life, her family and the fruits of transgression God’s commands. You may be surprised to learn the life story of Queen Jezebel, Hannah and Penninah, the Samaritan woman at the well who meets Jesus Christ. Was Bathsheba’s public bathing on purpose to seduce King David? And what caused Salome to ask King Herod for John the Baptist’s head on a platter to please her mother Herodias? Wicked good and wicked smart women are included in Spangler’s selection. Warning: not the average Sunday School class characters as well. Tamar, Rahab, Deborah and Jael, Delilah, Michael and Abigail, the Medium of Endor and Gomer (Hosea’s wife). Each story ends with a section entitled The Times providing background information, and a Takeaway with questions to answer personally or in a Bible Study group. Thanks to their wickedness all these women reveal a God who steps in, meets His creatures 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, Praying the Names of Jesus, and The One Year Devotions for Women. She is also coauthor of Women of the Bible and Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus 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.