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Shannon Bream’s ‘Women of the Bible’ Tops Popular Publishing Charts

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Shannon Bream’s ‘Women of the Bible’ Tops Popular Publishing Charts

By Movieguide® Contributor 

Fox News anchor Shannon Bream is topping charts with her latest book, “The Women of the Bible Speak.” The book, released in March 2021, finished the year at No. 4 on Publishers Weekly Religion Nonfiction bestsellers list.

The book, which earned the top spot on the New York Times Best Seller List, focuses on women of the Bible and how their wisdom and experience carries over to situations women face today.

“I pray this book will deliver a strong dose of encouragement and hope!” Bream said in an interview with The Wrap. “I hope women in 2021 will see that the things many of us struggle with today – family trouble, chronic illness, financial ruin, infertility and widowhood — were the same problems these women encountered centuries ago. God was with them, and guided by faith, they found their way through.”

Bream noted that none of the women featured in her book are perfect, but that we can all still find inspiration in their stories.

“The women are faithful and courageous and flawed! Some of them get wildly off track, but I love that we can see God was still working through their circumstances — making something beautiful out of their mistakes,” Bream said. “There are women who are strong leaders, and I found them so inspiring.”

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“There are so many women in this book, who are outcasts, but Christ reaches out to them regardless,” Bream explained. “He didn’t follow the rules of the day. If He saw women in need or people who were outcasts, He reached out to them. And I think He does that for all of us today.”

Bream also noted how God used the least likely people for His good purposes—a theme that remains true for both the woman and the men of the Bible.

“I think people need to know that just like the men in the Bible, the women of the Bible are not sanitized,” Bream said. “Queen Esther and Rahab, who was known as a prostitute, they both were critical in moments to save the entire nation of Israel, the people of the Jewish nation.”

Bream added: “I love that there’s that parallel. their lives couldn’t have been more different. But both of them were called to step up in this moment, to have extreme courage and to risk their own lives to save the entire nation. It doesn’t matter what your background is, where you come from, if you’re royalty, or if you’re somebody who would be considered an outcast… you can still be used by God. And I love that about their two stories.”