Eight Women of Faith
Paperback. 160 Pages
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Read the Stories of Eight Remarkable Women and Their Vital Contributions to Church History
Throughout history, women have been crucial to the growth and flourishing of the church. Historian Michael A. G. Haykin highlights the lives of eight of these women who changed the course of history, showing how they lived out their unique callings despite challenges and opposition—inspiring modern men and women to imitate their godly examples today.
Jane Grey: The courageous Protestant martyr who held fast to her conviction that salvation is by faith alone even to the point of death.
Anne Steele: The great hymn writer whose work continues to help the church worship in song today.
Margaret Baxter: The faithful wife to pastor Richard Baxter who met persecution with grace and joy.
Esther Edwards Burr: The daughter of Jonathan Edwards whose life modeled biblical friendship.
Anne Dutton: The innovative author whose theological works left a significant literary legacy.
Ann Judson: The wife of Adoniram Judson and pioneer missionary in the American evangelical missions movement.
Sarah Edwards: The wife of Jonathan Edwards and model of sincere delight in Christ.
Jane Austen: The prolific novelist with a deep and sincere Christian faith that she expressed in her stories.
"The portraits Haykin paints of these wildly different women reduce them neither to their roles nor to their religion, but rather show how their faith informed, shaped, and fulfilled their earthly callings..."
Short biographies of eight women from the 1500s-1800s who left legacies of Christian faith in their conduct, writings, or writings of others. Each chapter looks at the woman, gives a quick overview of her life, and then looks at primary sources that indicate an area in which she left a great legacy as a Christian woman whether it be as an apologist like Jane Grey or hymn writer like Anne Steele. The women included are: Jane Grey, Margaret Baxter, Anne Dutton, Sarah Edwards, Anne Steele, Esther Edwards Burr, Ann Judson, and Jane Austen.
- Becky B.
I got this book for my wife and she loved it. It's great to hear the stories of some of the lesser known champions of the faith. May the Lord equip more women to be faithful witnesses for years to come.