I'm grateful for Susan Dimickele's admission at the start of her book, "Working Women of the Bible." She states her lack of education on the topic and her perspective as a working mother coming to the Bible and looking for guidance. So far as I can tell, the fact does not hurt Dimickele's writing much - not in factual accuracy or doctrinal truth. She doesn't go too deep, and a lot of what she writes is repetition of what we already know. But I can't dislike the book. Dimickele uses her own experiences, a few select quotes from other authors (and I do mean few) and a few Bible passages (again, I really do mean few) to explore the women of the Bible - not so much with a feminist agenda, but with a look at what it means to be a working woman, to have the integrity of a working woman of the Bible, to be a Proverbs 31 woman, and even to work as partners with men. There are hidden gems in this book, and I'd like to return to it for another quick read and a more permanent discovery of those gems. Most women will enjoy this book. But it's not for those looking for deeper truths. Dimickele brings simple truths to light.
*Disclaimer: I received this book in exchange for my honest review of it.