Face2Face: Tamar, Bathsheba and Tamar - Encountering three women with messed-up lives
Many of us today face lives that we would never have chosen for ourselves. We can often feel as if we are helpless victims, suffering pain carelessly inflicted by others. Bathsheba and the two Tamars (of Genesis 38 and 2 Samuel 13) were women with lives like this: all were victims of inappropriate sexual relationships, and all knew deep personal pain as a result. In this sympathetic study, Julia Jones examines what the Bible tells us about the lives of these women. Drawing out key lessons along the way, she highlights the wonderful fact that, by his grace, God enabled each of these damaged women to be used for his purposes - showing that God can use our dark times for good, too.