Since the beginning of time, women have lived with single motherhood, domestic violence, and abandonment. There also have been women who have defied the status quo by teaching, leading, and working with men. This Bible study discussion book, for women and men, lends support to women in these roles and provides models for issues affecting contemporary women. Hidden Voices offers a fresh, inspiring look at the stories of women in the Bible, how Jesus treated women, and the difficult passages concerning the role of women.
Heidi Bright Parales is a graduate of Kansas State University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Parales operates her own publishing business and writes for the University of Kentucky's research magazine.
“For congregations and church leaders who are still struggling with the roles of women in the church and are looking for a study guide, this is it! We have long needed a clear but dense primer.”
Linda McKinnish Bridges
Professor of New Testament
Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond
“Even the person who is widely read in the field of the Bible and women will find new insight in Heidi Bright Parales’ book. The historical vignettes and the reflection questions contribute to the value of the book. This book becomes part of mounting evidence that makes it harder to read the Bible through traditional, patriarchal lenses.”
Associate Professor of Theology and Church History
School of Divinity, Gardner-Webb University
“Through thoughtful analysis, Parales employs history of church and temple, contemporary feminist theology, biblical evidence, and enchanting legend. Hidden Voices: Biblical Women and Our Christian Heritage is a provocative exploration of dauntless and defiant women whose lives and legacies turned the Christian world upside down…and rightside up!”
Kathy Manis Findley
Pastor, Providence Baptist Church
Little Rock, Arkansas