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Eve's Bible: A Woman's Guide to the Old Testament

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Eve's Bible is for every woman who has ever said, "I've always wanted to read the Bible but . . ."

Whatever the reason--"it's too complicated, too big, too old, too many men and too few women, and anyway, I don't know whether I believe it or not"--Eve's Bible helps readers explore the Old Testament regardless of religious affiliation.

Eve's Bible challenges conventional idea
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Paperback, 336 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 18th 2008)
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Beth
Feb 22, 2011 Beth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-it, non-fiction, 2011
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book, but I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. It was very informative and full of details about what life would have been like for those living during the time of the Old Testament. It gave context for the stories and writings in the Bible to make them more understandable. This is not a devotional book; it is for someone who wants to seriously study the Old Testament but feels like the task is a bit daunting. For me, it did not simply re-affirm thi ...more
Helaine
Jan 24, 2012 Helaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sarah Forth puts forth a thoughtful approach to the Bible for the woman who may be asking "what does the OT have to do with me?" The answer seems to be that the stories in the Bible mirror women's place at the various times the parts of the OT were written and that place is extremely low on the totem pole. In the OT, women in most cases seem to be there to demonstrate some aspect of bad or even evil behavior or are there to produce the next generation. Even when the feminine is used to personify ...more
Sarah
For anyone who's been interested in reading the Bible (specifically, the Old Testament/Torah) but has felt lukewarm about approaching it, this might be your way in. Whether you're dubious about patriarchal overtones, bored by 'begats' or worried that opening the Book might turn you instantly into Jerry Falwell, this book will help you put Scripture into historic and cultural context and find relevance to even the most modern, liberal feminist's life.
Kathryn
Sep 13, 2008 Kathryn marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I read an interview with Sara Forth in Bitch, and I'm very intrigued by this book...can't wait to read it. The interplay between feminists and religion is fascinating; it seems like a paradoxical relationship and yet it isn't. The Bible is worth exploring if you're not familiar with it, and I think this will be a good starting place for people like myself who are generally turned off by Religion.

If you haven't read the Bitch article, check it out.
Theadora Davitt-Cornyn
An enlightening perspective with scriptural citations ~ well grounded...
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