We are proud to release a favorited book at Sparkhouse Family today, Grit and Grace: Heroic Women of the Bible. This book tells the story of seventeen women of the Bible through creative first-person retellings of each person’s story. It helps show how women are created in the image of God to do mighty things in this world. Through stories, reflection questions, and action ideas, the book helps readers become the gutsy, grace-filled girls God made them to be.
Grit and Grace is written by Caryn Rivadeneira, the author of seven books including Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed About God’s Abundance (IVP) and The Story of Noah’s Ark (Sparkhouse Family). She was recently published in the Washington Post with an article, “Seriously, ‘Game of Thrones’ made me a better Bible reader.” When not writing, you can find Caryn at her church, where she works part-time on the worship staff or hanging out with her husband, Rafael, their three kids, and their beloved rescued pit bull.
We created a fun quiz, “Which heroic woman of the Bible are you?” that you can take today! When Caryn took it she got Esther. Take the quiz and let us know which heroic woman from the Bible you are by commenting below.
Enter now to win a Grit and Grace gift basket (valued at $100) filled with a $20 Starbucks gift card, gritty bath scrubs, gritty beauty supplies , a beautiful “Grit with grace” necklace, and Sparkhouse Family’s new book – Grit and Grace: Heroic Women of the Bible!
Praise for Grit and Grace:
“A provocative exploration that gives welcome voice, attention, and ink to women often relegated to the margins of biblical stories.” — Publishers Weekly
“Grit and Grace will help young readers go beyond the surface level of biblical reading, giving them permission to wonder about real, live human beings in times far removed from our own.” – Storypath
Originally Published 8/15/2017