When I think about all the people I have met who have made a difference to my faith, there is an endless list of women. Throughout history the great fathers of the faith have been given the most credit for shaping Christianity. But we cannot overlook the great mothers of the faith. Eric Metaxas attempts to give seven such women their due in his book 7 Women.
Careful to state that this is not a “sequel” to his earlier book 7 Men, Metaxas in his introduction states that too often women are compared to men. As if the greatness of women is only great when compared to the greatness of men. And while this gesture is appreciated, his approach to getting there is a bit long-winded in the wrong direction.