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New Book Releases – Week of 15 November 2021 – Eugene Peterson, more…

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to each of the new book releases …)



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

Alice Connor

(Broadleaf Books)

Women are essential to the biblical story–they lead communities, bear life, and testify to God’s power and presence. Some of their names we know, others we’ve only heard, and others, tragically, go unnamed.

Following the success of her beloved book Fierce, pastor and provocateur Alice Connor introduces us to a whole new group of women from the Bible, including Rachel, Leah, Miriam, Esther, and Lydia. Connor invites us to see them not as players in a man’s story–as victims or tempters–nor as solely morality archetypes who teach women to be better wives and mothers, but as brave foremothers of the faith. Skillfully drawn by the author, these women’s stories are messy, challenging, and beautiful. When we read their stories, we can see not only their particular, formidable lives but also our own.

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