American Woman’s Bible Giveaway – A Patriotic Celebration of Women

The Bible + A Celebration of the Historical Achievements of Women in American History = a riveting read!

The editor of the American Woman’s Bible, Dr. Richard G. Lee, sets the tone for this marvelous fusion of Bible and history by including in the introduction a passage from Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville:

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And now that I come to the near the end of this book in which I have recorded so many considerable achievements of the Americans, if anyone asks me what I think the chief cause of the extraordinary prosperity and growing power of this nations, I should answer that it is due to the superiority of their women. 

Lee goes on to write that much homage has been paid to the “Founding Fathers” of our democracy, but “literature on the often heroic and critical role of women from our nations’ beginning through to this present day is scarce and certainly uncommon information at best.”

This Bible seeks to celebrate how the “valuable and enduring principles of our Judaeo-Christian heritage have been interwoven into the fabric of our nation through the acts of many notable American women.”

Unique in several ways, the American Woman’s Bible incorporates all the features one would expect with a  traditional NKJV Bible, but it also includes biographies of women such as: Rosa Parks, Louisa May Alcott, Elisabeth Elliot, and Harriet Tubman.  Special full-color sections on the socio-political influence of women during historical periods such as the Civil War and World War II are also included.  Copies of photographs and other primary source documents make these sections come to life so we can take a retrospective look at the culture of the day.

Sprinkled throughout the Bible are also notable quotations by women.  Such as this one by Frances Willard (1839-1898).

The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.

I truly could go on with more wonderful attributes about this Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishing.  As a lover of history, Americana, and a strong advocate for celebrating the power of women I am extremely impressed with this piece of supreme encouragement.

I’m so happy Thomas Nelson sent it to me for a review…because I get to offer one reader a copy as well.

**FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A FREE COPY –  leave a comment below.  Tell me:  Who is your heroine of history?  Let me know if you share this giveaway on social media.  If you do…I’ll enter your name in the drawing twice.   Enter by June 6th to win.

If you would like to purchase your own copy of American Women’s Bible, you can pre-order it through publisher Thomas Nelson or Amazon.

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This post is part of The Blog Spot Network, a community of bloggers reviewing books and movies represented by The Blythe Daniel Agency. I have been provided a copy of this book to giveaway in exchange for this review. All opinions are 100% my own.


Sarah Lewis Philpott, Ph.D lives in TN on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her two mischievous children (with one on the way!) and is farm wife to her high school sweetheart. Sarah is represented by The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency . You can visit with Sarah at her All-American Mom blog where she writes about life on the farm and cherishing life in joy & in sorrow.

 

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Sarah Lewis Philpott, Ph.D lives in the south on a sprawling cattle farm where she raises her two mischievous children (and one little baby!) and is farm wife to her high school sweetheart. It's quite the chaotic household, but she adores the blessings God has provided. Sarah is represented by The Blythe Daniel Literary Agency. Her book, Loved Baby: 31 Devotions for Helping you Grieve and Cherish Your Child After Pregnancy Loss, will be published in October '17 by Broadstreet Publishing. You can go ahead an pre-order it on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and at Christian Book. Sarah is a lover of coffee (black), rocking chairs, the outdoors, and Hemingway. Visit with Sarah at her All-American Mom blog where she writes about life on the farm and cherishing life in joy & in sorrow.

6 thoughts on “American Woman’s Bible Giveaway – A Patriotic Celebration of Women

  1. The widow who gave her last “mite” because it demonstrates her trust in the Lord . In American History I admire Harriet Tubman because she put herself at risk many, many times to help others gain freedom.

  2. What a neat idea for a bible!
    I admire Elizabeth Cady Stanton (and Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony) for their roles in earning women the right to vote – and a multitude of other rights.

  3. Hmmm, trying to think who my heroine is! I always liked the story of Anne Frank but she’s more of a suffragist! I don’t think I have one really but I do love and appreciate ALL strong women!

  4. My favorite heroine of history is Elizabeth I. A leader of her country in a time where women were not expected to be leaders and she is now known as one of the greatest rulers in British history. My daughter, Lauren Elizabeth is named after her. 🙂

  5. I would really love to have this Bible to share with my girls. I love reading about strong women in history. It is so hard to choose my favorite. Maybe Helen Keller or Rosa Parks because of the Alabama connection 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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