Successful Women of the Bible by Katara Washington Patton is a self-help book that explores the lives of various Biblical women, showing who they were, what they did, and why their stories are relevant to women today.
The concept behind Successful Women of the Bible is strong, because Patton shows why these women – such as Miriam, Esther, and the Daughters of Zelophedad – are leaders and role models. Patton writes in a fun conversational style, and her thoughtful examinations of these Biblical women remind readers that these women are not just flat book characters, but were well-rounded, real individuals.
The book is presented in “fictionalized form,” and when Patton talks about these Biblical figures, she fleshes them out. For example, in the chapter discussing Hagar, Patton says, “Pregnant and alone on the run, Hagar finds herself in a dry land, a desert. She’s depleted. Tired. Angry. Frustrated. Disappointed. How did I get here, Lord?”
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