Mother Roots


Biblical Storytelling At Its Best! Helen Bruch Pearson examines the biblical witness of: Tamar Rahab Ruth Bathsheba Mary, the mother of Jesus Join Pearson as she fills in the gaps and helps history become her-story. ""Helen Pearson has engaged stories of Jesus' female ancestors with great care, pondering biblical texts, biblical scholarship, and traditions of midrash. She shares her discoveries in the form of lively narratives. The result is a Bible study that is much needed and will be valued by people who yearn to discover the Bible's most hidden treasures."" --Mary Elizabeth Mullino Moore, Professor of Religion and Education, Director, Women in Theology and Ministry, Candler School of Theology, Emory University ""Insightful and provocative, these studies of Jesus' foremothers take the reader into the lives of five remarkable women. Pearson helps us see how these women who had little social power nevertheless made decisive contributions to the life of the Israelite people at critical junctures, even as they found ways to secure lives of dignity and justice for themselves. Mother Roots helps us understand why these unconventional and controversial women are lifted up for special notice in Matthew's genealogy of Jesus."" --Carol A. Newsom, Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University Helen Bruch Pearson is a retreat, workshop, and seminar leader; guest teacher and preacher; designer and leader of worship and liturgical events. Emerita Professor of Theology, Candler School of Theology of Emory University, Atlanta, GA, Pearson is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. Along with many articles and curriculum studies, she is also the author of the popular Bible study Do What You Have the POWER to Do: Studies of Six New Testament Women.


Helen Bruch Pearson
Paperback | 236 pages
152 x 229 x 13mm | 323g
Publication date
16 Oct 2015
Wipf & Stock Publishers