Released in the UK September 2023
Released in the US September 2023
Trade paperback | 264 Pages
9781527110410 • £8.99 $12.99
BISAC – BIO018000
Spanning two millennia and multiple continents, these stories will introduce you to great women in the history of the Christian faith. For some of these women their faith cost them their lives, for some their call was to a long life of service. They are: Mary mother of Jesus, Perpetua, Catherine of Siena, Jane Grey, Anne Hutchison, Anne Dutton, Selina Countess of Huntingdon, Catherine Booth, Gladys Aylward, Corrie Ten Boom. Each has left an indelible legacy on the church and is worth knowing.
Ian J. Maddock
Ian J. Maddock (PhD, University of Aberdeen) serves as Senior Lecturer in Christian Thought at Sydney Missionary and Bible College.
Rachel Ciano is a lecturer in Christianity in History at Sydney Missionary and Bible College and specialises in the Reformation.
… a brilliant and contrasting gallery of subjects, from Mary the mother of Jesus through Catherine of Siena, to Anne Hutchinson, and Gladys Aylward; every chapter reveals an individual powered by faith and determined to act upon it. The vivid and arresting language in which these women are described, and the solid scholarship of the authors, will guarantee a wide readership for the book.
Professor of Religious Studies, The University of Sydney
Fresh. Fascinating. Faith–building. … not just a chronicle of their lives: we learn about the theological debates that they engaged in, the social pressures they faced, and the ways their ministries have been interpreted.
Senior Lecturer, Ridley College, Melbourne & Director, Jonathan Edwards Center Australia
This book is a well–researched, engagingly written, and insightful read that is sure to captivate readers and encourage them personally. As the subtitle suggests, the carefully curated stories of these ten women (who range from Mary the mother of Jesus, to twentieth–century missionary Gladys Aylward) mesh together to tell a bigger story.
Lecturer in Church History, Morling College, Sydney
Like the ten guys in the first book, these women were stellar examples of faithfulness, fearlessness, steadfastness, and fruitfulness. May you be challenged by their lives as their stories come alive for us today!
Gregg R. Allison
Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky