Speaking for Ourselves: Voices of Biblical Women by Katerina Katsarka Whitley
There are many powerful women in the Bible, but their descriptions are almost always tantalizingly brief. If they had the chance to tell their own stories in their own voices, what would they have said? Basing her interpretation of these women on extensive research, Katerina Whitley puts herself in their shoes, giving today's listeners a fuller understanding of each of their stories.
The women explored, some well-known and others less familiar, include the Virgin Mary, Miriam, Mary Magdalene, Elizabeth, the Syrophoenician or Canaanite woman, Lydia, Ruth, Martha, Gomer, Michal, Tamar, and Peter's wife. Each woman speaks for herself in these monologues, in a way that brings the biblical issues and questions into contemporary focus. An introduction to each woman and study questions at the end of each piece make this an ideal book for individuals and groups.
Katerina Katsarka Whitley, originally born in Thessoloniki, Greece, now lives in North Carolina. She has worked as a church journalist for the past two decades. She performs these monologues regularly all around the country.