Women’s Bible Study group is starting a new book, “Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter,” by award-winning author and Episcopal priest, Lindsay Hardin Freeman.

Join us on Sunday, May 1st at 9 am in the Legal Clinic (on Lower Level) as we reflect on both familiar women, and many women who speak in the Bible who have long been ignored. Through these women, God spoke, intervened, changed, illustrated, and proclaimed the story of redemption.

Here is some information to help you get started –

Book Review:

Video: Lindsay Hardin Freeman | Women in the Bible: Warriors, Counselors, Diplomats, and Peace-makers:

The class has a few hardcopies left at $15.50, or purchase online at

Prepare for Sunday’s class as we begin with the story of Deborah by reading Judges chapters 4 and 5.


  1. Deborah is referred to as a “mother in Israel.” Why might that term have been used to describe her?
  2. Reread the Song of Deborah, known as one of the oldest parts of the Bible (Judges 5.) (It is not included in the book as “words spoken by a woman” because she sings with Barak, a man.) How does their some compare to the Song of Hannah? (1 Samuel 2:1-10) the Song of Mary? (Luke 1:46-55)
  3. Deborah, with God’s guidance, knew the right time to attack the enemy. What does that mean for modern warfare? Is God’s hand involved in global violence today? If so, to what extent?
  4. Collaborative leadership describes the relationship and actions of Deborah and Barak. How were they ahead of their time? Given that such a model of leadership is found in the Bible, what ramifications might that have today?