Why I Write About Bible Women

Marlene Houk, Bible Study writer award from Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference

“As writers, we are agents of transformation,” my writer friend commented on her post. Those words prompted me to consider why I write about Bible women.

I write because God writes. As His “agent of transformation,” my writing introduces the ancient women of the Bible to the 21st century woman. I love to observe their God-given power to change us today as we scurry about, submerged in the minutia of life.

God has written upon the world He created with colored ink. He scrawls upon the lush foothills of the Appalachian mountains in early summer with forest green. He writes in deep black within the dark holes of caves and the stormy clouds overhead. And His red pen, shaped like a cross, writes in flowing crimson of His love. His Words culminate in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. John 1:1 says, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Because Jesus is the Word, my attempts to describe His Words about Bible women draw me in to the heart of Christ.

In his last interview on May 7, 1963, C. S. Lewis, famed author of The Chronicles of Narnia  and The Screwtape Letters, answers this question of his interviewer, Mr. Sherwood Eliot Wirt.

Wirt: Would you say that the aim of Christian writing, including your own writing, is to bring about an encounter of the reader with Jesus Christ?

Lewis: “That is not my language, yet it is the purpose I have in view. ..” “We must show our Christian colors, if we are to be true to Jesus Christ. We cannot remain silent or concede everything away.”

I agree with C. S. Lewis. We must not be silent about our Christianity because its power can change anything! Even our written words can mirror His Word, and, in so doing, reflect God’s great love, holiness, and wisdom.

And, so, I pick up my pen and ready myself to write…