Women in the Bible—some of their names we
know, others we've only heard, and other are tragically unnamed. Pastor
and provocateur Alice Connor introduces these women and invites us to
see them not as players in a man's story—as victims or tempters—nor as
morality archetypes, teaching us to be better wives and mothers, but as
fierce foremothers of the faith. These women's stories are messy,
challenging, and beautiful.
Fierce will provoke you, open
up possibilities for you, invite you to imagine the inner lives of other
women, even offend you at times, like the prophets did. Although
separated by centuries and cultures, we aren't so different from these
women; we share their desires and abilities. We are all part of the
story that God is telling.
We all—men and women—can be as fierce
as these women of the Bible. Sometimes our ferocity is almost invisible,
but it is not extinguished. When we read their stories, we can see not
only their particular, fearsome lives but also our own.