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:
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.
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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.