Monday, June 2, 2014

Women at the Cross by Linda Lesniewski

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Women at the Cross
by Linda Lesniewski

ISBN-13: 9781441235770
ebook: 160 pages
Publisher: Revell
Released: February 1, 2008

Source: A free ebook promotional offer.

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
Who were the women present at Christ's crucifixion? Why did they come, and why did they stay? What did they see? What did they hear? How do their actions speak to people today? In searching for answers to these and other questions, author Linda Lesniewski discovered that she shared a spiritual kinship with the women who stood there as well as those who have been changed by the cross throughout the years.

Women who read this book will realize a greater appreciation for his sacrifice. Perfect for small groups or personal study, Women at the Cross brings alive the devotion, loyalty, and servanthood of the women who came, who stayed, and who continue to come even today.

My Review:
Women at the Cross is a devotional or Bible study type book for women. It started with the women who are named as those with Jesus at the cross and resurrection. The author explained what we know about them and gave some cultural and daily life information about women at that time. She then used Scripture and cultural background information to write a "filled out" description of Jesus' death and resurrection.

The second part of the book gave brief biographies of some notable Christian women through the ages who have lived and died to spread the Good News. These biographies were so brief that I'm not sure how much impact they have. I've read more detailed biographies on many of these women, and maybe the intent was to interest the readers in learning more. The last part was about how modern women have and can respond to Christ's death and resurrection.

I've read a lot of Bible culture and reference books, so I didn't learn anything new from this short ebook. However, if you're not familiar with this type of information and would like a brief "Christian women's history," this is a good presentation of it.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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