Dear Mrs Noah: Letters to Unnamed Women of the Bible is a collection of letters from a woman of the twenty-first century to thirty-four nameless women of Bible times. Following each letter is a section called “Reflections,” which presents questions for personal pondering or discussion in a group setting.
The premise of the book is that without a name, a person has no identity. The women addressed in the book are familiar to readers of Scripture. They are known by some event (“the widow’s mite,” “the woman at the well,” “the mothers who took their children to Jesus”), by their relationship to a male relative (“Job’s wife,” “Jairus’ daughter,” “Peter’s mother-in-law”) or, by a healing (“the woman bent over double,” “the woman with the issue of blood”). Here, these women are given appropriate names, and a new identity.
Like the woman bent over double, we too can experience His healing touch. We too can stand tall in the assurance that we are worthy through His love and grace.