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Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History

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From commoner to queen, the women in this book embraced the freedom and the power of the Gospel in making their unique contributions to the unfolding of history. Wherever possible, the women here speak for themselves, from their letters, diaries or published works. The true story of women in Christian history inspires, challenges and demonstrates the grace of God producing ...more
Paperback, 335 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Christian Focus Publications (first published March 1st 2011)
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Jaimie
Sep 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Because of the sheer amount of topics to cover over a 2,000 year history, it is sometimes hard to strike a balance between the broad strokes of major events and people and the numerous personal details that make history come alive. Excellent short biographical sketches of diverse women through the ages of the church, intermixed with excerpts from their letters, poems, songs, and journals gave this book surprising versatility to capture the big picture while simultaneously showing how these large ...more
Amy Lee Ellis
I actually finished this book some time ago, but never got around to reviewing it. Severance's book is dense reading (and very small print!) but well worth the investment of time and mental energy. Her survey of women in the history of the church is insightful and uplifting, and she does a wonderful job of weaving the threads of history and Scripture together. Highly recommend!
Katelyn Snell
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love history, so I was really excited to find this in my church's bookstore a few years back. It took me awhile to read all of it because it is weighty material; but if you like to read church history, this is the book for you. It covers from the 1500s to the early 21st Century.
Jaime Wright
Very dense. My rating is due to the fact that it read as a history book should read, and was, therefore, less enjoyable for me to read.
Leslie
Mar 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love church history. This was very inspiring. The only section I found tedious was the first half of the last chapter. Other than that, the whole reading experience was enjoyable and encouraging.
Sarah
May 03, 2011 marked it as to-read
Looks interesting. If any good, talk to somebody at the Kirk about possibly doing a study on it...
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Table of Contents:
The New Testament era : one in Christ Jesus (Gal 3:28) --
Christian women in the early church : a good testimony through faith (Heb. 11:39) --
Christian women in late antiquity : reverent in behavior (Titus 2:3) --
Christian women in the early Middle Ages : vessels of gold and silver (2 Tim. 2:20) --
Christian women in the late Middle Ages : well reported for good works (1 Tim. 5:10) --
Christian women in the early Reformation : loving their husbands and children (Titus 2:4) --
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Diana Lynn Severance has broad experience teaching history in universities and seminaries, She is a Director of the Dunham Bible Museum at Houston Baptist University, (www.hbu.edu/biblemuseum) and is the author of Feminine Threads: Women in the Tapestry of Christian History.