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ICYMI: Inspiration for the Remarkable Housewives of the Bible series

With the release of the second book in the Remarkable Housewives of the Bible series, we wanted to share some behind the scenes information from the author, Erin Brown Hollis.  (This is a guest post written by the author!)

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After laughing for hours at reality TV and texting my friends about the episodes late into the night, I sat perplexed with a thought – why can’t “church things” be this fun? These days, our television entertainment consists of some pretty outrageous drama, but what if I told you that the women of the Bible have riveting tales filled with much more exciting story lines than anything you’ll find on a soap opera or reality TV…

Maybe, like me, you have felt a little overwhelmed in Bible Study. Or dare I say it, bored? After years of digging in to spiritual books that felt more like a theology class than an encouraging dose of the Word, I decided to write something that would be fun staying up late into the night and cooking up some appetizers to discuss.

As it turns out, the Bible is ripe with scintillating drama, chat-worthy tales and applicable life lessons. These stories seem out of touch because how could Esther’s life in biblical times reveal anything interesting to discuss now? Well, let me tell you, friend – we’ve been reading these stories all wrong! Rather than checking these vignettes off as if completing our Christian girl Bible reading to-do list of sorts, we can dig in and get to know these ladies as if they are walking among us even now.

The women God chose to place in His Word are friends. They are moms. They are wives, leaders, followers, sinners, truth-tellers, brave beings, mistake-makers, licentious temptresses, and courageous souls. These ladies are more than worthy of our in-depth study – and that study can be a whole lot of fun!

Congratulations to Judith Ingram!

Judith Ingram, author of the Moonseed Trilogy and A Devotional Walk with Forgiveness, has two stories appearing in upcoming anthologies!

• Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Forgiveness Fix accepted her short story, “A Last Look,” which recounts a final visit to the house where she grew up and experienced abuse and illustrates how allowing ourselves to love and be loved helps us forgive and move beyond old pain. Book will be released November 5, 2019. (See the cover below!)

• Inspire Grace will publish her true short story, “The Language of Grace,” which describes how experiencing hardship gives us language to understand and speak into the lives of others who have similarly suffered. Launch party is scheduled for December 2019.

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As always, we love to celebrate our authors’ successes, and we hope you’ll join us in congratulating Judith on these two achievements!

Book Cover Reveal: More Remarkable Housewives of the Bible

The second book in Erin Brown Hollis’ Remarkable Housewives’ series releases January 31, 2020, and we already have the amazing cover! Take a look and let us know what you think. And don’t forget to check out the first book in the series, Remarkable Housewives of the Bible!

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