Desperate Women of the Bible
If the Bible can be thought of as the grand story of God, many of its main characters are passionate and even desperate men and women. Jo Kadlecek introduces us to eight biblical women driven by their passion and desperation...
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If the Bible can be thought of as the grand story of God, many of its main characters are passionate and even desperate men and women. Jo Kadlecek introduces us to eight biblical women driven by their passion and desperation to seek out Jesus. She explores their stories in their cultural context, then draws out the lessons they hold for contemporary readers who are willing to let an encounter with Jesus change their lives.
In studying these eight characters, readers will find new insights into the central character of God's great story--Jesus--and how he can transform their desperation and their passions and bring their lives new hope.
LIST OF WOMEN AND BIBLICAL REFERENCES:
Samaritan Woman, John 4: 1-42
Crippled Woman Healed on the Sabbath, Luke 13:10-17
The Widow (Who Makes an Offering), Mark 12:35-44
A Dead Girl and a Sick Woman, Mark 5:21-43
A Widow (Who's Son is Raised by Jesus), Luke 7:11-17
A Sinful Woman (Who Jesus Annoints), Luke 7:36-50
A Syrophoenician Woman, Mark 7:24-30
A Canaanite Woman, Matthew 15:21-29
AUTHORBIO: Jo Kadlecek holds Master of Arts degrees in humanities with an emphasis on American literature (where her thesis project was a full-length play on the conversion of Dorothy Day), and in cross-cultural communication with an emphasis in urban ministry. She has a bachelor degree in speech and English secondary education. Currently, she and her husband live in New York City as white residents in the predominantly black neighborhood, trying to continue a commitment to urban living and cross-cultural neighboring. (She also lived in the black community of west Jackson, Mississippi for a ye