8 Women of Faith
Michael A.G. Haykin
Read the Stories of Eight Remarkable Women and Their Vital Contributions to Church History
Throughout history, women have been crucial to the growth and flourishing of the church. Historian Michael A. G. Haykin highlights the lives of eight of these women who changed the course of history, showing how they lived out their unique callings despite challenges and opposition—inspiring modern men and women to imitate their godly examples today.
Jane Grey: The courageous Protestant martyr who held fast to her conviction that salvation is by faith alone even to the point of death.
Anne Steele: The great hymn writer whose work continues to help the church worship in song today.
Margaret Baxter: The faithful wife to pastor Richard Baxter who met persecution with grace and joy.
Esther Edwards Burr: The daughter of Jonathan Edwards whose life modeled biblical friendship.
Anne Dutton: The innovative author whose theological works left a significant literary legacy.
Ann Judson: The wife of Adoniram Judson and pioneer missionary in the American evangelical missions movement.
Sarah Edwards: The wife of Jonathan Edwards and model of sincere delight in Christ.
Jane Austen: The prolific novelist with a deep and sincere Christian faith that she expressed in her stories.
Michael A. G. Haykin (ThD, University of Toronto) is professor of church history and biblical spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. He has authored or edited more than twenty-five books, including Rediscovering the Church Fathers: Who They Were and How They Shaped the Church.
Foreword by Karen Swallow Prior
- The Witness of Jane Grey, an Evangelical Queen
"Faith Only Justifieth"
- Richard Baxter’s Testimony about Margaret Baxter
"Ruled by Her Prudent Love in Many Things"
- Anne Dutton and Her Theological Works
"The Glory of God, and the Good of Souls"
- Sarah Edwards and the Vision of God
"A Wonderful Sweetness"
- Anne Steele and Her Hymns
"The Tuneful Tongue That Sung . . . Her Great Redeemer’s Praise"
- Esther Edwards Burr on Friendship
"One of the Best Helps to Keep Up Religion in the Soul"
- Ann Judson and the Missionary Enterprise
"Truth Compelled Us"
- The Christian Faith of Jane Austen
"The Value of That Holy Religion"