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Forty Women

Unseen women of the Bible from Eden to Easter

Ros Clarke Rebecca McLaughlin

144 pages
SPCK Group

The first witnesses to the resurrection were not men, but women – and without women, the Easter story would not have happened at all.

These hidden voices of the Bible's story are found through the Old Testament and the New Testament. In this daily Lent devotional, join Ros Clarke as she uncovers the women of the Bible who are essential to the Easter weekend. From Eve to the Shummamite, and from Deborah to Ruth, Forty Women will open your eyes to the power of the gospel.

Exploring a different character each day to take you from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Forty Women is an uplifting and inspirational look at what we can learn from the different women of the Bible. Looking at their lives, triumphs and failures, Ros Clarke shows us how these women are examples of faith and warning against sin, whose seemingly ordinary lives connect with an extraordinary God.

The perfect Lent book, Forty Women shows us how these women’s stories cast fresh light on the Bible in unexpected ways, whilst their shared humanity reminds us of wonderful truths and promises of God's word to His people as we prepare to celebrate the ultimate promise of the resurrection at Easter.

Forty Women can be read in small groups or individually, and is an ideal read for anyone wanting to learn more about the women of the Bible and the witnesses to the resurrection, as well as for anyone looking for Biblical encouragement during Lent. Its daily devotions can easily fit into a busy schedule, and will give you a new appreciation for these often overlooked Biblical figures.

Join Ros Clarke this Lent, and see the women of the Bible as never before.

Author Bio
Ros Clarke ========== Ros Clarke is the Associate Director of Church Society and leader of the Priscilla Programme at Union School of Theology. She holds a PhD in Old Testament and has contributed to a number of IVP and Apollos books, including Marriage, Family and Relationships and Old Testament Wisdom. She is also the author of the popular Lent devotional, Forty Women.