Has it ever seemed to you that many women get forgotten or neglected in the retelling of Bible stories? We hear brave stories about our fathers of the faith, but sometimes we forget about our brave and courageous mothers.
I just finished an exciting new book with my kids, Brave and Courageous: A Bible Story About Miriam. It’s the first in a new series from Called and Courageous Girls by authors Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard and geared toward children ages 3 to 7.
As you may have guessed, this series seeks to tell stories about our female biblical heroines.
In a letter to the readers, the authors comment: “What Bible stories captured your attention as a child? The stories dramatized on Sunday school felt boards often featured Noah and his ark, David and Goliath, and Paul traveling on his missionary journeys. And rightly so! These stories depict giants of our faith. But the Bible also elevates women—faith-filled adventurers who lead, make brave decisions, and risk everything to follow God. Called and Courageous Girls is a series of children’s books that star gutsy biblical women who unleash the kingdom of God.”
Miriam, the first prophetess mentioned in the Bible, has the story of the Exodus told through her eyes, starting as a young girl who helps her mother save her baby brother Moses.
I am so excited to have a series for my family that focuses on women and their God-given strength and can’t wait for future stories.
As an additional plus, the story is theologically strong and contains beautiful illustrations (by Eric Elwell).
You can order the book on Amazon or learn more about the book series by visiting calledandcourageousgirls.com