St. Davids, PA, June 2, 2017: Palmer Seminary professor, Dr. Deborah Winters, has received another honor for her book Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture. The book is a finalist in the category of Women's Studies for the 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards.
Foreword Reviews presents this annual award to share the best books from small, university, and indie publishers (and authors). The finalists represent the best books published in 2016, narrowed down from over 2,200 individual titles spread across 65 categories. It will now be judged by an expert panel of librarians and booksellers who will determine which finalists will be named Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award winners.
Dr. Winters, with the help of her “Women in The Bible” class, wrote this 20-chapter book about the ancient women of the Bible and the lessons they teach us today. The book also won the 2017 Silver Medal Illumination Book Award in the Biblical Studies category.
Dr. Winters is a professor for the Palmer Theological Seminary at Eastern University, specializing in the Old Testament. She received her B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University, an M.Div from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and she also received both an M.A. and Ph.D in Religion from Temple University.
Through Her Eyes is a book that houses a collection of studies on twenty women from the Bible. The goal of the book is to analyze the stories of these women and connect them to the personal experiences of the authors in today’s world. It was written with the help of Dr. Winters’ nineteen students, with each contributor looking at one woman from the Bible. The multicultural and multi-denominational group of students allows for different perspectives on the women and how they connect to the students uniquely, even offering the perspective of a Muslim.
Dr. Winters said that, “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.”
Volume 2 of “Through her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture” produced by the Fall 2016 class, is already under contract with Judson Press, and due out in Spring 2018.