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Category Archives: Women

The Dangers of Social Media on Self Worth: An Interview with Kari Kampakis

Would you rather be liked online—or loved in person? Social media can be great. But for girls growing up in a generation saturated with social media, getting enough “likes,” comments, and online friends can become an unhealthy obsession. Bible Gateway interviewed Kari Kampakis (@KariKampakis) about her book, Liked: Whose Approval Are You Living For? (Thomas […]

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Overcome Your Fears: An Interview with Kelly Balarie

Fear and worry tend to put a choke-hold on life. They whisper uncertainties, reminding us of all we can’t do or will never be. But what does it mean when the Bible portrays God as drawing close and saying, ‘Fear not. I am with you’? What is a ‘fear fighter’? Bible Gateway interviewed Kelly Balarie […]

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An Interview with the Editors of The CEB Women’s Bible

Through book introductions, devotional reflections, articles, and character profiles, The CEB Women’s Bible (Common English Bible, 2016) (@CommonEngBible) focuses on stories of women—named and unnamed—in Scripture to help readers become more aware of issues related to gender and justice. [Read the Common English Bible (CEB) translation of the Bible on Bible Gateway] According to the […]

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She Reads Truth: An Interview with Raechel Myers and Amanda Bible Williams

What does it mean that only God and his Word remain unchanged as the world shifts and slips away? What are the everyday implications that God and his Word are true; right now and all the time? What place should Scripture have in your life and why does it matter? Bible Gateway interviewed Raechel Myers […]

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Looking for Lovely: Guest Post by Annie Downs

How can you feel confident when the enemy whispers lies that you’re not smart enough, pretty enough, rich enough; too dumb, too loud, too quiet, too thin, too fat, too much, or not enough? What if you don’t have what it takes to be who you really want to be? In her book, Looking for […]

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The Last Straw: A Guest Post by Nicki Koziarz

Have you ever gotten to the place where you just couldn’t take it anymore? Dreams. Programs. Jobs. Relationships. There are so many different areas where we feel like calling it quits. It’s time for an honest conversation on how not to give in to the temptation to give up. Nicki Koziarz (@NickiKoziarz) is a woman […]

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International Women’s Day: Resources For and About Women of Faith

Today is International Women’s Day, a day set aside to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women” as well as to press for gender parity in those parts of the world where it does not yet exist. So while we take time today to consider the contributions of women to history and […]

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The Bible’s Top-10 Wicked Women

The following guest blogpost is by Ann Spangler (@annspangler). In her new book Wicked Women of the Bible (Zondervan, 2015), Ann tells the stories of 20 wicked and “wicked good” women in greater detail. At the end of each story, Ann provides a brief section including additional historical and cultural background as well as a […]

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Wicked Women of the Bible: An Interview with Ann Spangler

What can Jezebel, the Bible’s wickedest queen, reveal about God’s holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the Woman at the Well—the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her? Bible […]

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A Wicked Sorceress: The Story of the Medium of Endor

What can Jezebel, the Bible’s wickedest queen, reveal about God’s holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the Woman at the Well—the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her? There […]

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