God Remembered Rachel
Jenni Williams retells the stories of the women of the Old Testament, showing how the lives of women in a time alien to our own can help us grow on our faith journey. She considers the context in which the Old Testament authors wrote and engages the work of feminist scholars. From Ruth, to Rahab, to Hagar, Williams draws out of their stories biblical lessons for today.
"Some of these texts delight, some horrify, and some perplex, but under Williams careful tutelage we are challenged to reflect afresh on how it is these texts continue to address us today."
"The women of the Old Testament are brought to life afresh in this compelling and sensitive retelling of their stories in a feminist and Christian context. Williams both celebrates affirming texts and tackles the challenge of difficult ones. Her wide-ranging treatment of varied stories about very different women reveal the rich tapestry of interweaving texts about women contained in the Old Testament and the patriarchal agendas that shaped them. Whilst they belong to a different time, culture and set of values, Williams draws out their evergenerative capacity to afford us insight for today's church and world."