August 17, 2016

10 Stories of Successful Women in the Bible by Katara Washington Patton

The Bible is full of stories of successful women. However, most of their stories are overshadowed by stories of men. Fortunately, Author Katara Washington Patton has compiled stories of some of the Bible's most successful women in her book, Successful Women of the Bible.

Last year, Patton gifted readers with her book, Successful Moms of the Bible, and Successful Women of the Bible is her latest. 
In Successful Women of the Bible, Patton shares stories of 10 of the Bibles most memorable women:

  1. Miriam: Successful women are joyful supporters and praise leaders
  2. Deborah: Successful women are wise leaders
  3. Hagar: Successful women trust in God even when life is unfair and difficult
  4. Esther: Successful women stand up for a cause
  5. Daughters of Zelophehad: Successful women come together for good
  6. Mary and Martha: Successful women can complement each other
  7. Lois and Eunice: Successful women influence the next generation
  8. Mary Magdalene: Successful women live redeemed lives
  9. Priscilla: Successful women can be secure partners with men
  10. Lydia: Successful women can handle their business

The story of Priscilla stood out the most to me. I never thought of Priscilla's role as Aquila's equal in the ministry until I read Patton's account. For example, Paul writes in Romans 16:3, "Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my coworkers in Christ". Paul acknowledges both as his co-workers in Christ never distinguishing between the two. Patton does a great job using the story of Priscilla to illustrate the collaborative effort of this dynamic duo in their ministry. She didn't do it without him and he didn't do it without her. Not to say, she couldn't, but she didn't. She worked with her husband.

Successful Women of the Bible is wonderfully written and she uses scriptural references to tie the stories together and amplify the message. Overall a great read.

The second book in a new series that brings the experiences of favorite Bible characters to challenges of contemporary life.

Contemporary "success" is often defined in financial terms or by number of Twitter followers. But for women of faith, success is so much more. And it turns out the timeless qualities of success are exemplified by women on the pages of their favorite book, the Bible. Deborah's model leadership is just as relevant today as it was in the age of the Hebrew judges. Esther's courage to stand up for a cause, Miriam's joyful support of others, Priscilla's exemplary partnership skill, Lydia's business acumen, and other characteristics of women in the Bible are embodied in lively storytelling. Busy Christian women--often working and raising a family--crave examples of success. Here are distilled principles they can use to succeed in today's noisy culture. The lessons of these icons of the faith apply, even in the age of Facebook and Instagram.

Successful Women of the Bible will be available in stores nationwide beginning August 23, 2016.

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