Camille Fronk Olson. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book, 2009. Hardbound, 8 1/4 x 10 1/4″, 339 pages.
“Women were not invisible in those ancient days; it is time to bring them out of the shadows today.” — Camille Fronk Olson
From the beginning, women have been at the very heart of God’s plan.Women of the Old Testament focuses on some of these remarkable women whose struggles and life situations are not unlike our own. No two are the same. Some are affluent; others live in poverty. Most are married, but some are single. Some are born in the lineage of the prophets, and others come from the cultures of the world. Some have children; others do not. Some make their contributions from within a loving and supportive marriage. Others bring about much good while being married to an absent, abusive, or unfaithful husband. All of them have challenges, but each one has a divine potential to contribute to the Lord’s work.
Bestselling author Camille Fronk Olson brings these women to life, going beyond the traditional scripture story to provide insights that are amazingly relevant today. Elspeth Young’s exquisite, full-color illustrations also reveal something about each woman’s life and the customs associated with her culture. A “Points to Ponder” section at the end of each chapter offers thoughtful questions to consider individually or in a discussion group.
Many of the fine art illustrations presented in this book are also available in the 2010 calendar Women of the Old Testament featuring the paintings of Elspeth Young.