Palmer Seminary professor Dr. Deborah Winters recently received the Silver Medal Illumination Book Award in the Biblical Studies category for her recent book “Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture.”
The book has 20 chapters, with each chapter devoted to a specific woman from the Bible. The book offers insight into the stories of these women and analyzes how people can relate to them on a level of personal experience.
Winters wrote the book with the help of her Women in the Bible class. In an article posted on eastern.edu, Winters states: “The idea for the book started in the Women in the Bible class I teach at Palmer Seminary as students wanted to be able to present what they were learning in class in a Bible study/small group format that they could use in their various churches and ministry settings, hence the birth of ‘Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture.’”
On the Palmer Seminary website, Winters’ biography states, “My approach to teaching is constantly being fine-tuned in the academic setting as well as in pastoral ministry, the mission field and life….I love teaching and preaching from the hard texts of the Bible as I challenge my students to do the research; look at the historical, literary and theological contexts of the Bible as well as the context they have been asked to minister to; and trust the guidance of the Holy Spirit.” The Eastern community congratulates Dr. Winters on creating this amazing book and earning the recognition it deserves.
Sources: eastern.edu, palmerseminary.edu