Marlo Schalesky – Women of the Bible Speak Out Stories of Betrayal, Abuse, Healing, and Hope

Marlo Schalesky uses the Bible stories of twenty women to address her contemporary female audience struggling with issues like betrayal, anger, abuse, rejection, domination, danger, oppression, shame, and scorn. From Eve and Sarai to Hannah to characters in the Gospels like the Samaritan woman, a woman caught in adultery and brought before Jesus, and the sinful woman breaking the alabaster jar with perfume to anoint Jesus Christ and dry his feet with her hair.

Schalesky lets these women speak out, often with a fictional narrative true to the BIblical context. In Women of the Bible Speak Out Stories of Betrayal, Abuse, Healing, and Hope, she points out how these women deal with the adversary circumstances to offer hope, healing, and an open door to the readers. Next, an elaboration of where God is amidst these troubled situations according to Scripture, and an encouragement to close off each chapter are provided. There’s power in hope, forgiveness, love, and gratefulness. God offers His healing, comfort, wholeness, and peace to women today.

About the author

Besides writing books that focus on finding the wonder of God in the places we least expect, Marlo Schalesky is also the founder and executive director of Wonder Wood Ranch, a 501(c)3 charity that brings hope through horses to disadvantaged kids. Originally, she was a research chemist (she got her bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Stanford University), but she always knew she wanted to write.

A few years ago she earned her Masters degree in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and am now focused on bringing the wonder of God to readers through her books, to kids through the Ranch, and to anyone who is open to the whisper of grace, of mystery, and of breathtaking wonder. Find out more about her at or like her Facebook page at

I received a free review copy from the publisher, Our Daily Bread Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for my personal, unbiased opinion upon reading.