“A journey … into the heart of the reader”
– Jeannine Peters, Devon, PA
You can trust God!
When you don’t know where you’re going … when you feel inadequate … when you’re alone or your world’s falling apart. Becoming Women of the Word explores the lives of women in the Bible and today to discover how they followed God in tough times. Read it and learn how you, too, can answer God’s call in your life “with purpose and joy.”
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Interviews & Series Information
“Do Something Beautiful” podcast
Catholic Momcast with Danielle Bean & Lisa Hendey
“Among Women” podcast
The Augustine Institute Show with Dr. Tim Gray
For links to a full list of reviews and interviews click here.
What you will find
Christmyer’s personal anecdotes—sometimes amusing and always moving—show how the Old Testament stories relate to modern life.
Read the stories of Biblical heroines like Ruth, Miriam, Esther, and many more.
Questions for Reflection
At the end of each chapter are thought-provoking questions that explore the practical takeaways and applications of what you’ve just read.
“well-researched and deeply insightful”
– Gayle Somers, San Antonio, TX
Read for yourself!
Download a free chapter and the table of contents or flip through the sample below
Eve: In the Beginning, There Was Love
“Christmyer makes the women of the Bible come alive”
– Edward Sri, author of Walking with Mary
What people are saying
“Christmyer makes the women of the Bible come alive for us today, and we find in their faith journeys important lessons for our own.” – Edward Sri, Catholic theologian and author of Walking with Mary
“Becoming Women of the Word shows us how our beautiful gift of femininity tightly binds us together—we are all daughters of a King, sisters in Christ, and spiritual mothers with a powerful purpose in God’s family plan.” – Kelly Wahlquist, Founder of WINE: Women In the New Evangelization
“Becoming Women of the Word is not only a rich, thoughtful, invigorating portrayal of heroines of the faith who have gone before us. It also explores practical, non-preachy takeaways of how the ancient truths these women knew can in fact transform our often-frenetic lives today.” – Ellen Vaughn, Author of It’s All About Him
“Christmyer is an engaging writer who has written a thought-provoking book that opens up Jewish history and personal spirituality to the everyday reader. This book would be a valuable resource for Bible study and discussion groups, and I highly recommend it for high school, college, and parish libraries as well as for personal use.” – Theresa Grass, Catholic Library World
“Sarah Christmyer beautifully and personally walks us through the lives of such incredible models as Ruth, Miriam, and Esther, sharing with us not only our rich heritage as modern Catholic women but also examples of true luminaries to help guide each of us on our unique paths to eternity!” – Katherine Meeks, Executive director of Endow
“Sarah Christmyer is dazzlingly brilliant and a great writer. It’s difficult for me to avoid using too many superlatives when speaking of her work and her perspicacity when it comes to the important questions of life.” – Thomas Howard, Catholic literary scholar, professor, and author of On Being Catholic
“This is an excellent example of how Bible study should lead us to reflect on our own experience . . . and then to praise and thank the Lord.” – Sr. Sara Butler, M.S.B.T., Professor Emerita of Dogmatic Theology, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois
“I’ve found encouragement and inspiration in these pages, not just through the history and scriptural references, but through Christmyer’s insight, and her personal touch that weaves her stories with the amazing women highlighted. … I am encouraged to live my life as these women did: with purpose and joy!” – Maria Morera Johnson, Author, Super Girls and Halos and My Badass Book of Saints
“Every now and then a book comes along that speaks deeply into my soul. Becoming Women of the Word is one of those books.” – Jeannine Peters, Board Member, Theology of the Body Foundation
“practical, non-preachy takeaways”
– Ellen Vaughn, author of It’s All About Him
About the author
Sarah Christmyer is a Catholic author, speaker, and adjunct faculty member at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the codeveloper and founding editor of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program, where she served as director from 2010 to 2013.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Gordon College, Wenham, MA, and a master’s degree in theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary/School of Theological Studies, Philadelphia.
Christmyer is a member of the board and executive committee of Malvern Retreat House, where she serves as chair of the spiritual programs development committee. She is the author, coauthor, editor, or contributor to more than twenty-five books and bible study programs, including Gaze Upon Jesus and Walk in Her Sandals. She has blogged for WINE: Women In the New Evangelization, the American Bible Society, and Ascension Press. Christmyer has been a guest on Relevant Radio, Sirius XM-The Catholic Channel, Sacred Heart Radio, Breadbox Media, Radio Maria, Iowa Catholic Radio, and Holy Spirit Radio as well as numerous local shows and Catholic podcasts.
You can follow Sarah’s blog here on ComeIntotheWord.com. She lives in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area with her family.