A superb giftbook and collector's piece: 30 full-colour paintings in varied painterly styles, from representational to abstract, are combined with short written meditations. Together these works poignantly portray how the lives of the women recorded in the Scriptures have surprisingly contemporary relevance for the lives of women around the globe today.
Anneke Kaai is a Dutch painter who has previously published several books of biblical paintings with Piquant Editions: The Psalms, In a Word (together with meditations by Eugene H Peterson reflecting on key 'Bible' words), Apocalypse, Creation, the Ten Commandments, The Creed and On Relating to God (published together with the original series on the Psalms). In this series she has combined more traditional painting techniques with a contemporary and abstract ones to achieve intense expressive power.
Mary Mikhael is the president of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut with a life-calling to the education and support of women in ministry and social leadership, particularly in her Middle-Eastern context. Her meditations on biblical women take readers behind the facts of history to glimpse how a single thought can seed a sequence of deeds, whose results, for good or evil, ripple out to eternity.