Extraordinary Women of Christian History

by Ruth Tucker (Author) }


Extraordinary Women of Christian History

Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Publishing Group

Publication Date: February 16, 2016

ISBN: 080101672X

ISBN-13: 9780801016721

Number of Pages: 288

Weight: 0.87 lb

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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Christianity has long been criticized as a patriarchal religion. But during its two-thousand-year history, the faith has been influenced and passed down by faithful women. Martyrs and nuns, mystics and scholars, writers and reformers, preachers and missionaries, abolitionists and evangelists, these women are examples to us of faith, perseverance, forgiveness, and fortitude.

With gracious irreverence, Ruth Tucker offers engaging and candid profiles of some of the most fascinating women of Christian history. From the famous to the infamous to the obscure, women like Perpetua, Joan of Arc, Teresa of Avila, Anne Hutchinson, Susanna Wesley, Ann Judson, Harriet Tubman, Fanny Crosby, Hannah Whitehall Smith, Corrie ten Boom, and Mother Teresa, along with dozens of others, come to vivid life. Perfect for small groups, these portraits of women who changed the world in their own significant way will spark lively discussion and inspire today\'s Christians to lives of faithful witness.

Author Info

Ruth A. Tucker (PhD, Northern Illinois University) has for more than three decades taught at colleges and seminaries, including Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Calvin Theological Seminary. She is the author of many books, including From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya and Dynamic Women of the Bible. Tucker lives with her husband, John Worst, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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