Whether you’re a Christian or not, there’s no doubting that more often than not the contributions of women to the Christian faith are usually pushed aside for a more masculine view. Enter T.J. Wray’s new book, Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament. The book looks at both the popular and often obscure women of the New Testament of the Bible and gives the reader a breakdown of their importance and just what they mean to the Christian movement.
Peppered with history and passages of the Bible itself, Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament was an extremely eye-opening book for me. While I’d always heard the stories of Mary and Martha, Priscilla and Lydia, this was one of the first times I’d read a book that bothered to explain why they were important to the whole scheme of things and support the evidence with Biblical proof. The book covers the importance of Mary Magdalene (not a prostitute, guys) and also women we rarely remember such as John the Baptist’s mother, Elizabeth.
The book is definitely geared more towards readers who have a basic idea of Biblical content, although folks who have not spent their whole life reading the book will enjoy the strong descriptions of the various women in the Bible. The book is definitely dense, so this is not exactly light reading for a day at the beach; plan accordingly.
Good Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament is available March 1, 2016. Look for it on Amazon