Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Truly Extraordinary!

One of my favorite subjects to research relates to women in Christian history. Just when I think I know a lot on the topic I discover new and intriguing stories, thanks to the many women (and men) who are finding this area of study worthwhile pursuing. Their plowing through original sources and publishing their work has been invaluable to me. 

There are other books on the market that offer profiles of women in church history, but most of them present an idealized perspective. These women were real, warts and all-----and there are plenty of warts in this volume. Proof that God works with people just like me.

I just received an email from my publisher:  "It’s nice to see that they’re anticipating your new book." Here's the citation:

Extraordinary Women of Christian History: What We Can Learn from Their Struggles and Triumphs by Ruth A. Tucker (Baker, $16.99; 978-0-8010-1672-1) offers profiles on female Christian figures, making a case that Christianity is not a patriarchal religion, but one that is strongly influenced by women.