Brave: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Grief, Mercy, Folly, Joy, Sex, and Redemption

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Brave is a book that takes an in-depth look at some women from the Bible who might otherwise be overlooked. The author claims to be writing a fangirl piece about these women. The stories of the women are intriguing and often very heartbreaking, featuring names such as Delilah, The Levites’ Concubine, Sarah, Jezebel, Vashti, and more.

The text is well written and interesting; however, when the author curses in the first few lines of the introduction, you know this is not going to be a regular example of women’s Bible study. This book is for those who agree with the more liberal side of politics and sexuality.

Even though I am a conservative, I found myself agreeing and appreciating the bluntness of the writing. There are certain women and subjects in the Bible we tend to ignore that should be discussed more. This book helped me see the stories of these women with new eyes, even though there were several things I would disagree with.

Would I recommend this book to women at my church? No. However, if I knew someone who wanted to stretch their point of view, I would recommend it to challenge their thinking.

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Author Alice Connor
Star Count 3/5
Format Trade
Page Count 180 pages
Publisher Broadleaf Books
Publish Date 16-Nov-2021
ISBN 9781506463964 Buy this Book
Issue March 2022
Category Religion