Courageous Women in History
By J. Lee Grady
Chosen, $14.99, 238 pages
Through all the ages women have been a source of oppression but no greater time were they than in the beginning, in biblical times. The Bible itself references women in a seemingly second-class light. Author J. Lee Grady is here to teach us differently in his insightful book titled Fearless Daughters of the Bible. From Sarah, a pioneer to Hannah, a true believer to the 4 daughters of Phillip who had the courage to speak for God, each chapter is of a different heroine from the Bible and how God used her for His purpose and honored her in that. Uniquely, at the end of each chapter is a “Let’s Talk about It” with discussion points and then a “Message from Your Heavenly Father” that is a love letter from God to his precious daughters.
God intended women to be outside as well as men, and they do not know what they are missing when they stay cooped up in the house. Annie Oakley (1860-1926)
Grady’s writing is casual and engaging, his knowledge of the Bible and the culture during that time is profound but the most endearing quality of this book is his inarguable perception of the true reality of how God really views women. This definitive work should be required reading of all pastors, clergy and religious leaders but more importantly, it should be required reading for all women so that each of them would know their importance and that their potential contributions could change the world.
Reviewed by M. Chris Johnson